Category Archives: School Locker

Singapore schools go digital in renting lockers

Gone were the days when we you have to sign-up on paper to register for a locker. Gone were the times when we have to go to the schools more often compared now. No more queuing and very less paper works. Everything now is done with a keyboard and monitor, and transactions are done with just a click of a mouse.

This is one of Locker & Lock’s new and improved service to the schools. These are the times when you have to meet the requirement of the digital age. Everything is done with a computer and the complete process is done in a few minutes.

The student locker rental is available via our website
Renting a locker is very simple and quick and can be done in 3 easy steps. Sign-up, Book and Pay.

A primary kid with an email address can even sign himself up. Everything is online and all information including support can be delivered online as well.

We have started introducing this new system to the schools. The implementation will not only ease the work from both the schools and us, it is also way convenient and a lot faster compared before.

We believe this will benefit everyone, and we will continue to innovate and improve our system for the sake of our dear customers.

Choosing Lockers for your School (Part 4 of 4)

With plenty of options to consider, purchasing school locker is not always an easy decision. At the end of the day, the remaining question will be, where should I buy the lockers?

choosing locker providerSome lockers have higher maintenance need than others, if you want them to last and maintain their aesthetic appeal. Remember that school lockers will see a long time and heavy use that is very important to make the right choice in getting a reliable and known provider in the market.

Before making a purchase, the first thing that comes to our mind is brand, the company name or the service provider. It is also the same when buying school lockers. Choosing a provider requires that you ask yourself some questions ahead of time, such as providers ability, how long are they in the market and how they perform. You can find a lot of school locker providers but only a few of them have the expertise. If you can find about the company’s previous school projects the better. Find out if their lockers are really strong and durable and also learn about the quality of their service.

With a wide range of choices and options available, the key to making a good purchase is matching your expectation and research about the provider. Choose a school locker that appeals to your environment and students. Most of the time there’s no such as right purchase, only what works best for your school.

Choosing Lockers for your School (Part 3 of 4)

combination padlockMany students bring important items like mobile phones, music players and other electronic gadgets. In most cases these items are not allowed inside the class so the students turn to their lockers to keep these valuables safe. School lockers are not only meant for storage, but most importantly to keep students valuables safe from any risk of being stolen or ruined. It is important to choose the right lock to secure and avoid any attempt of wrongdoing from the students.

It is a hassle for the students to bring their keys every time so it is practical and ideal to use key-less locks. Combination locks provide the perfect solution in securing school lockers. This type of lock will not need keys to operate thus preventing any report of keys being stolen or missing. Combination locks are easy to operate you can even see video instructions online. See our video How to Operate a Master Combination Padlock

Forgotten combination codes are also common from the students. In such event, the school administrator must have a master key to open the lock. The school administrator will also need the master key in case of emergency or inspection.

Apart from the school administration, students also share a responsibility in securing their lockers. They must never share their lock combinations with anyone. In some cases, a lock does not properly latch when the lockers are overloaded. They must avoid these circumstances and always double check that their locker is securely locked before leaving.

Choosing Lockers for your School (Part 2 of 4)

In any kind of purchase, quality is a vital factor that must not be taken for granted. Regardless whether the product is expensive or not, quality should still be present. In reality, budget is always an issue, but quality should remain a top priority especially that school lockers will be used for many years.

Locker Quality

Remember, school lockers will have to face regular and heavy use. Can the lockers withstand the type of environment for a long time? What kind of material should the lockers is made of. Does your locker company have a good history of providing school lockers? Surely these questions are a bit worrisome but very essential in making the right purchase decision.

ABS_school_lockerThe type of locker must complement the environment where it will be installed. It is a complete failure if you will install metal lockers in high-moisture areas. This will only lead your lockers to corrode and cost you more for renovation or replacement.

Companies are persuasive and will try to impress you to take their products or give you some convincing discounts however it is more important to check the company’s track record and see how they performed in providing lockers in the past.

Another thing to be considered is how the lockers will be constructed. It is not advised to construct and weld the lockers permanently into place. It will only cause you additional expenses if you plan to renovate or move the lockers to another place in the future. Lockers in “knock-down” form can solve this issue. This type of lockers can be moved and materials are replaceable lowering your renovation cost.

Locker Design

Locker’s design can make your students spirit high. It gives them a sense of pride to see their lockers matched with the school’s official colour. Colours can also affect your students’ attitude just how the colour of a classroom could affect learning. We can also use colours to organize and segregate students by class levels or genders. Some companies are providing locker accessories like wallpapers, rugs and even chandeliers that enable the students to positively express their personality in educational environment. You may also prefer plastic lockers for your school. Plastic lockers are usually available in many colours. Since the materials are replaceable, you can easily change colors to match any interiors. Plastic lockers are also aesthetically pleasing and could give a happy tone in the student’s environment.

Choosing Lockers for your School (Part 1 of 4)

Choosing the right locker for your school is not just like buying ordinary school equipment. Your environment, quantity, storage space needed, quality, design, security and choosing the right locker company should be taken into consideration to find the best locker for your school.

The Environment
Locker areas must be convenient for students to store their personal items. The place should be comfortable and should not create hassle for them. Lockers should not be installed in a single area to avoid bottleneck or traffic for students. Lockers must be installed in areas where it can be easily monitored to avoid the students in keeping illegal items and avoid attempts of vandalizing the lockers. School halls or corridors are the usual venue to install lockers.

Quantity and Storage Space Needed
How many students will use the lockers? Once you have determined the number of students then you will know how much lockers you need to purchase. However we cannot predict the number of student enrollees in a long term basis so it is best to plan a quantity that will be enough for many. Bulk purchase can also get you a discount and will save money for future inflation. Having extra lockers would also replace damaged lockers instantly.

As to how many lockers you need to purchase will also depend on the storage space needed. Primaries or first graders would not require a lot of space but as the grade level goes up the space requirement also tends to increase.

To be continued next post.

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