Top 4 Things Offices Should Consider Before Installing Lockers

Lockers have become a must for busy office environments, especially those that adopt agile working and ‘hot desking’ policies.

Here are the top four things to consider before installing lockers in your workplace:

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1. Smart locker systems

Smart lockers offer many benefits over traditional locker systems. Traditional lockers use manual keys and locks such as padlocks. Whereas smart office lockers utilise cloud-based technology to automate locker management, allowing you to allocate, access and track office lockers remotely.

Here are some of the advantages of smart locker systems: 

  • Smart lockers are more secure than traditional manual systems and can reduce workplace theft and other common security issues.
  • Smart lockers eliminate the need to manually allocate lockers, saving your managers time and resources. Our intelligent locker management software have been proven to reduce the admin time associated with locker management by 94%.
  • Smart lockers offer a self-service solution and enhance your employee experience.
  • Smart lockers automate asset management and reduce losses.
  • Smart lockers support agile working by providing employees with a secure place to store their personal belongings when visiting the office.

2. Locker size

You should consider the different uses employees (and other on-site users) will have when reserving office lockers. 

For instance, you will need to purchase bigger lockers if you plan on storing large devices and assets in your office lockers. You must find a locker that is the right size and shape for your business storage needs. 

3. Locker placement

Where you install lockers is another important factor to consider before purchasing lockers for your office. 

Make sure you consider who will be using the lockers and why? If you are purchasing personal lockers for individuals or teams, then install them in a convenient and accessible location e.g. at the entrance of your office building. 

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4. Number of lockers

You must also carefully consider how many office lockers you will require in your workplace. It is important to purchase sufficient locker storage for your requirements, but at the same time, you don’t want to waste money on lockers that will be underutilised. 

Consider how many employees (and other users) will be reserving lockers at one time. You can get away with purchasing fewer lockers if you have a flexible working environment and don’t have all employees working in the office at the same time.


Installing office lockers is a smart investment that will help you create a more efficient, productive, and secure workplace. However, you should consider the different options carefully and choose the best lockers for your business and storage requirements to maximise your ROI.

Contact the eLocker experts to discuss the different options available. We will help you find the perfect office lockers for your business. 

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Top 4 Things Offices Should Consider Before Installing Lockers