Charging lockers are becoming more and more popular in a range of different workplaces. Need to charge company laptops or phones in a secure spot? Want to provide employees, students or visitors with somewhere to charge their phones without causing a hazard? Need somewhere to lock up electronics when they’re not in use? Charging lockers are the answer. Here is our guide to what they are, and how they can help you.
What exactly is a charging locker?
A charging locker is similar to a standard locker – a lockable compartment, usually part of a larger run or unit of other compartments. The difference is that you can simultaneously lock up your items and charge them. More and more people are carrying more and more electronics with them everywhere they go – from laptops and tablets to phones and earphones – and companies are frequently supplying these devices as part of their operations. You need to keep them charged, and you need to keep them secure from theft/damage – that’s what a charging locker does for you.
Many charging locker retailers can provide you with models suited not only to mobiles and tablets, but also to power tools, cameras and other battery-powered equipment.
Where are charging lockers most effective?
Shopping centres can benefit from giving their customers and visitors a secure place to charge their phones. This will make your site a more satisfying experience and people will not feel the need to rush through their visit to get home and charge their device.
Gyms/leisure centres that give their members somewhere to charge their devices while they work out can add this to their portfolio of benefits, separating them from their competition with better customer perks.
Offices can monitor, track, secure and charge the devices they need for their daily operations more effectively with a charging locker unit.
Workshops can find charging lockers suited to charging power tools, making sure that these are always ready for use when they are needed.
Universities and colleges can give their staff and students somewhere to store and charge their laptops or phones, letting them be more productive and effective in class.
What do you need to consider?
Some things to think about when you are looking at installing charging lockers are:
- Capacity – make sure you get a locker unit with enough compartments for all your devices.
- Location – find a large enough space to install your lockers, bearing in mind that you will need a good power supply, ventilation and a strong wall or floor to secure the unit to. For added security, the location should be high traffic, covered by a security camera, or both.
- Usability – post instructions for use and safety guidelines in a very visible spot on or near your lockers.
- Aesthetics – don’t ruin the look of your site with a boring-looking locker unit. You can find charging lockers in a variety of styles and colours to make your space stylish and attractive.
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