Selecting suitable and secure lockers for every need
Security and ease of access are the two main considerations when choosing a locker. Different types of storage locker that can fit within a limited space are available for all users whether these are schools, sports facilities, or residential, business or industrial premises.
School was probably the first time most people came across a locker. A steel, multi purpose locker is usually the most available, low-cost option. These come with a variety of locking mechanisms, whether using two keys, a padlock, or a coin return system. A range of colours and finishes on doors are available to separate the users among different school years, houses, or other groups. The locker system can be arranged in three or four doors above each other, or a low-door system that will suit younger pupils.
Another option would be to choose an anti-vandal and anti-impact protection for the front of the locker that increases its security.
The conventional school locker is made of metal. But an extreme plastic locker is not only more vandal resistant than metal, it is more hygienic – it will not flake, rust or cause injury to young users – it is also weather resistant. Such a locker will be able to store heavier school or sports equipment outdoors without fear of damage and save valuable space indoors.
Ventilation is an important aspect of choosing the correct lockers. Protective clothing and equipment needs to dry during its storage. A wire mesh locker may be an ideal solution for those industrial applications such as construction and major equipment repair. Not only will this allow drying when the clothing and equipment is not being used, it provides for quick identification and access to the objects during an emergency. The wire mesh locker may be modified to store smaller personal effects, or expanded into a wardrobe –like janitor storage system where there is sufficient room for equipment.
A garment locker for laundry workers can be combined with a disposal system fro dirty overalls and access to clean ones. A clear door locker is ideal for retail premises where goods need to be secure but visible.
Police, hospital and other emergency services, as well as aircraft and transport crews, need a double style locker system to accommodate personal clothes and uniforms. There is often a very limited floor space available. A full height locker can save on floor space and provide extra storage with upper shelving. There are twin-locker systems with upper shelving that will be able to hold the personal effects of two users in a limited floor space.
A tool locker must have enough space for long cable systems as well as providing a secure storage. A mobile laptop locker system can also have a charging facility and ventilation to prevent over heating. A small version of non-charging laptop locker can be used at home, especially when the householder and family are away on holiday.
There is always a particular locker design that will suit your needs. It is important to consider all aspects of accessibility and security to make the choice of locker as functional and cost-effective as possible.
Adriana Frederick writes regularly on lockers, storage facility design and container handling for a range of websites and blogs. In this article she is providing us with some valuable information on storage products.
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