Smart lockers fit the bill for energy infrastructure company APA

Jan. 20, 2022
APA staff can use their existing access cards or mobile phones to enter permanent, temporary, or shared-use lockers.

Yellowbox recently announced it installed more than 300 smart lockers at the Perth office of Australian energy infrastructure company APA Group. APA operates natural gas, wind farm, power generation, and gas storage assets.

“APA’s movement towards a smarter workplace experience for staff included several smart building technologies,” Yellowbox said. “One of the key components of workplace experience are the staff lockers.”

The Yellowbox smart locker system allows several ways for staff to access their lockers, “from tapping their existing access card, using their mobile phone, or inputting their own 4-digit code,” the company added. The locker system integrated with APA’s existing environment, Yellowbox said, pointing out that it provided an RFID access card integration to streamline the user experience and allow staff to open their locker by tapping their existing access card. Yellowbox added that its “identity synchronization integration also allowed staff to log in to the Yellowbox applications with their existing active directory login. Staff are now able to seamlessly switch between using their card, and their mobile phone to access the same locker, under a unified identity.”

Emphasizing the technology’s flexibility, Yellowbox explained that APA has the choice of temporary, permanent, or shared-use lockers to accommodate dynamic work environments. “This means all staff can have access to either their permanent locker or a day locker when they are in the office,” Yellowbox said.

“Day-use lockers are smart locker systems that allow users to secure a storage locker for a day or another temporary amount of time, typically used by offices, schools, universities, and public spaces with more potential users than available locker space,” the company explained. “Day-user lockers optimize for who is present and needs a locker on the day by automating allocation and authentication of users. This is critical for locations such as gyms, aquatic centers, libraries, and universities, where the number of potential users outnumbers the availability of space for lockers by multiples.”

You can find more information on Yellowbox here.

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