Home / Resources / Smart Lockers Provide Safe, Contactless Delivery to Help Stop the Spread of Pathogens

Smart Lockers Provide Safe, Contactless Delivery to Help Stop the Spread of Pathogens

in Package Management Systems

E-commerce offers consumers a major advantage — it saves shoppers a trip to the store. However, without a means to reduce person-to-person contact and interaction with contaminated surfaces, package deliveries still come with some risks. That’s where smart package lockers come in. Smart lockers offer a no-contact solution that minimizes recipient, mailroom staff, and courier exposure to pathogens and allows … Read More

Home / Resources / COVID-19 Update From Smiota

COVID-19 Update From Smiota

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First and foremost, I hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe during this difficult time. The Smiota team is closely monitoring news about the global spread of COVID-19, and we realize the impact the pandemic is having on everyone’s daily lives. Now more than ever, it’s important to receive the support you need from the brands you … Read More

Home / Resources / 5 Workplace Amenities That Boost Property Profitability

5 Workplace Amenities That Boost Property Profitability

in Commercial Building Development, Corporate Facilities Management

There are a lot of office amenities that are nice to have — like fitness centers and rooftop gardens — but only some are worth paying more to rent.  Corporate tenants who are keeping their budgets in mind will prioritize properties with practical amenities. They’ll weigh the benefits of what will improve the workplace experience for their employees versus the … Read More

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Home / Resources / We Love These Cities, and So Do Package Thieves

We Love These Cities, and So Do Package Thieves

in Package Management Systems, Package Theft

Updated March 19, 2020. Originally published March 11, 2019.  Heavily-populated areas, particularly wealthy neighborhoods, are perfect targets for package thieves. Crooks often follow delivery trucks from house to house, snatching a bagful of boxes from a single street and making it home before you even know something’s missing.  Safewise recently published a report that reveals the metro areas porch pirates … Read More

Home / Resources / Prevent Facilities Staff Turnover With These Retention Strategies

Prevent Facilities Staff Turnover With These Retention Strategies

in Corporate Facilities Management

Employee turnover can be a colossal issue for facilities managers. It can take several months before new employees reach the same productivity, engagement, and skill levels of their predecessors. And during training, they could be slowing down the growth of the company and drawing other staff members away from their work to help.  There’s also a high financial cost associated … Read More

Home / Resources / Save Hours Each Week by Automating These Five Facility Management Tasks

Save Hours Each Week by Automating These Five Facility Management Tasks

in Corporate Facilities Management

It can be challenging to pursue big-picture projects in facility management when your team is bogged down with everyday responsibilities. Routine, repetitive tasks like processing payments, maintaining rooms and common areas, and monitoring security can take up a lot of staff time.  Fortunately, these are also the most suitable types of tasks for automation, thanks to today’s technology. So if … Read More

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Home / Resources / 6 Shocking Stats about Package Theft

6 Shocking Stats about Package Theft

in Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems

Originally published in January 2018.  Thieves have a new favorite place to shop – your front door. The convenience of online ordering and fast, free shipping keep the packages piling up on porches everywhere.  Even if you’ve never had a package stolen before, the risk of falling victim to “porch pirates” continues to increase. Here are six reasons to take … Read More

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Home / Resources / Introducing Smiota Service: Helping You Efficiently Manage Daily Facility Operations

Introducing Smiota Service: Helping You Efficiently Manage Daily Facility Operations

in Corporate News

Managing day-to-day business operations can be an overwhelming task. So the last thing you need to be thinking about is whether or not your building’s rooms, offices, and meeting spaces are clean and ready for the day ahead.  That’s why Smiota developed Smiota Service, a software solution aimed at improving operational efficiency at the workplace by managing operations and maintenance … Read More

Home / Resources / Seamlessly Manage Mail and Package Delivery with Smiota Mailroom Software

Seamlessly Manage Mail and Package Delivery with Smiota Mailroom Software

in Package Management Systems

The daily flood of mail and packages can overwhelm mailrooms and staff, resulting in misplaced, damaged, or stolen deliveries. And that, of course, leads to dissatisfied tenants.  Even if your property doesn’t have the space for package lockers, there’s still a way to organize your mailroom operations — implementing Smiota Mailroom Software. With this tool at their fingertips, mailroom staff … Read More

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Home / Resources / Multifamily Trends to Watch in 2020

Multifamily Trends to Watch in 2020

in Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management

Multifamily housing is in great demand. Occupancy rates were at a record high of 96% in 2019, and we could see as many as one million new renter households entering the market with each new year.  Several factors play into a person’s decision to rent rather than buy, including:   The desire for a flexible city lifestyle Need for community Lack … Read More