On today’s Canada’s premium media outlet, Real Estate News Exchange (RENX), Lockourier has been featured on the solution the Toronto-based company provides in order to deal with the increasing number of package deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full story on RENX here.
Founded by president and chief executive officer, Joseph Collins back in 2013, Lockourier now works with Tridel, Bosa Properties, RioCan REIT, Killam Apartment REIT, and GWL Realty Advisors to offer parcel locker solutions in their buildings. The goal of the Lockourier system is to remove management from package-handling and let carriers do it all.
“Our team hasn’t slowed and our regular project calls with our real estate developer partners remain steady,” Collins told RENX. “What has seen a dramatic uptick are new conversations with property managers in existing condos and apartments dealing with COVID-19.
“They are asking our team how to manage the increased delivery load and reduce the spread of the virus by minimizing the interactions of delivery staff, building staff and residents,” added Collins.
How the parcel lockers work
Each building has a unique code for each carrier. Management provides carriers with this code, which they use to access the building and make deliveries through an automated system. Once logged in via a touch screen, the carrier selects the resident and size of locker, then loads the package. Carriers can specify if a signature is required so when residents pick up the package, they sign the touch screen before the locker opens. Two 110-volt outlets and a wired Internet connection with an upload speed of at least 500 kilobytes are required for installation. Support is offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week via phone, text and e-mail through Luxer One’s 200-plus-member team.
“We have added community advertising to our app so that, in this time of isolation affecting so many small, local, family-owned businesses, we can offer a place for local restaurants and retailers to reach customers in their homes and provide service, keeping our communities alive and afloat,” Collins said.
Lockourier can also provide commercial-grade True refrigerators equipped with a similar parcel locking system for grocery deliveries to multifamily buildings. Collins expects True to have freezers ready for specific environments and clients in Q3 2020.
Lockourier lockers have been installed in more than 100 Canadian buildings and North American orders and installations eclipsed 4,000 at the end of 2019. Seventy-five per cent are in multifamily buildings, 20 per cent in retail locations and five per cent in offices.
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