When you are selecting lockers for your office, the choices can sometimes be overwhelming. With a little patience and research, you will be able to find the perfect locker that is both within your budget and going to keep your valuables safe. Here are the top five traits to consider when equipping your office with new lockers.
Security in this day and age cannot be underplayed. From keeping your cell phone, purse, wallet, or jacket secure while you are at your desk, you should never have to feel exposed while you are at work. Most of us do not have the luxury of having our own private space, even then, it is better to keep your belongings in a sturdy locker with a reliable lock.Digital locks are becoming more popular, but even a good old-fashioned locker with a combination is better than leaving your personal items out in the open.
Before anyone says that they are not hard on their office equipment, consider the fact that office chairs are replaced every few years in typical business settings. Yes, they see more traffic than a locker will, but lockers tend to be where employees take their frustrations out on, whether we like it or not. You need to have lockers that are durable and able to withstand the harsh punishment of daily wear and tear, and the occasional disgruntled employee.
Let’s face it, no matter if a locker is for daily use, or for the occasional winter coat, it still needs to function within the office space. That means it can do its job, and when not needed, it is out of the way and still looks nice. Before buying any locker, you need to make sure it fits your needs. Be sure to speak with an expert to have all of your needs met and you can use your new lockers for years to come.
Choosing the materials that are used in your lockers, whether they are custom or made to preset specifications is your choice. Metal lockers are most commonly seen in amusement parks, schools, and professional locker rooms. However, there are other options including wood and plastic. No matter your needs, it is important to think of the daily use these lockers will experience. Wood is great for light use and cannot “bounce back” from abuse. On the other hand, plastic is great for offices that want to utilize different colors and have a moderate need. Not to mention, cleaning them is as easy as wiping them with a cloth.
Ultimately, for most companies, the price will be the determining factor for what lockers are put into place. Be sure that you use professionals to install the lockers. Lockers are meant to last for years, so be sure to keep that in mind. If the price seems out-of-bounds, consider the cost of having to replace lesser quality lockers more often, rather than spending on custom crafted lockers for your office.
Lockers are invaluable when it comes to keeping your personal belongings, company files, or just keeping coworkers out of your candy stash. Having a reliable service install your new office equipment is going to ensure the process goes smoothly, and you can enjoy your investment for years to come. If you have any questions about getting lockers for your office, contact Prefect Equipment, and we will be more than happy to give you a consultation for your needs.