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Technology offers increased control for building managers to track data and help inform the key decisions for the future of their facility. Smart tech helps businesses save not only time, but money, as the capital expenses of integrating digital technology are quickly offset by savings in operating expenses thanks to access to real-time data on locker usage, wait times, room occupation, and more.

Charter Hall’s 231 Elizabeth Street showing off its new smart lockers
Charging lockers, making modern life possible

Smart Lockers

Smart lockers allow users to access their stuff via their swipe card or an app on their phone. It is the step up from the popular digital key pads.This level of convenience for users also offers building managers more control over their space including:

• Being able to quickly measure true demand and locker utilisation, which helps managers assess the amount of lockers being used and whether or not more lockers are needed. 

• Preventing users from occupying multiple lockers or holding onto lockers when they are not using them. 

• The monetisation of locker use.

Smart Devices 

Internet of Things Devices are being used by buildings to measure water usage, wait times, room occupation, and more. As stated above, this helps businesses save not only time, but money, as the capital expenses of integrating digital technology are quickly offset by savings in operating expenses.

Smart Bike Management Platforms

Smart Bike Management Platforms, often popular in larger developments, use a combination of CCTV footage, pressure sensors, and beacon technology to provide real-time utilisation data on each individual bike space. 

Smart Apps

Finally, the technology that ties all of the previous technologies together comes (of course) in the form of an app. Tech companies such as Smart Spaces (UK) and ACG (Australia) bring together seemingly disparate platforms within a building to create a seamless and holistic user experience that encourage user engagement. 

In conjunction with this tech, organisations like our friends at Love to Ride (UK, USA and APAC) offer a customisable behaviour change app that uses gamification techniques to encourage and reward sustainable travel behaviour.

Together these various forms of app technology allow users and building managers to track data, provide effective data analysis key to managing and improving facilities, and boost user experience across the board.

Flowers framing smart lockers at Bates Smart’s One Denison Street
388 George Street, beauty and smarts in one package AMP’s new arrival space at 255 George Street Sydney

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