The holiday season is upon us. Pupils and teachers are looking forward to the festivities but your lockers are likely looking tired. With the uncertainty of school budgets looming in the New Year, the pressure of controlling spending whilst also keeping up with technology, drives the need to future-proof equipment. Future-proofing is a method of getting the most out of the technology on offer by investing in solutions which can be used now and in the future without major, expensive overhauls.
Benefits of future-proofing your school:
- Invest now to save later
Lockers are an integral part of most schools and colleges, offering a safe place for students to store their belongings. However, having several hundred lockers on site, in daily use, can create a lot of work for the school's caretaker to manage and maintain. By prioritising budgets to invest in well made, durable lockers now, you will save in the long run.
- Minimises maintenance costs
Upgrading often results in additional maintenance costs, however KitLocks are all standalone products, meaning no extra energy consumption. The KL1200 lock can perform up to 50,000 openings on just two AAA batteries.
- No more lost keys
Lost locker keys can be a real issue for school maintenance teams. One solution to this age-old problem is to remove keys from the equation. The KitLock range is popular choice for challenging environments and uses a four-digit code to secure and open lockers, which is far easier to remember than a set of keys. However, should tragedy strike, and a student forget their code, a master code held by the maintenance team will open the locker. Not only does this save money, it also saves time in administration of new keys. The KL1050 offers card functionality for environments where codes are not suitable.
- Feature rather than just furniture
Installing storage lockers in corridors and classrooms ensures a tidy and more functional environment. Lockers can be far more than a storage area, when done well, lockers can improve an area both functionally and aesthetically. Bright colourful lockers can become a focal point in a school area and encourage students to use them.
- No mess. No fuss
KitLocks can be retrofitted to existing locker units. They are quick and easy to install, which means limited disruption to teaching and learning, and no need for the caretaker to work during the holidays!
With years of experience supplying the education sector, we can help you choose the right access control solution for your school buildings too, helping to create a safe and accessible environment.
01, Dec 2017