Home / Resources / Smiota’s Top 5 Articles of 2020

Smiota’s Top 5 Articles of 2020

in Commercial Building Development, Corporate Facilities Management, Libraries, Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems, Retail, Student Housing Management, Supply Chain Management

With the COVID-19 pandemic on everyone’s minds in 2020, smart lockers became a more critical feature in offices, housing, and retail. They also entered new territories, providing a contactless way for communities to protect their workers, deliver resources, and so much more.  Our most-read articles from 2020 capture a year of challenges, changes, and opportunities. #1 Smart Lockers Provide Safe, … Read More

Home / Resources / The Impact of Smart Parcel Lockers on Campus: Pre- and Post- COVID-19 

The Impact of Smart Parcel Lockers on Campus: Pre- and Post- COVID-19 

in Student Housing Management

College campuses are seeking creative solutions to help keep students and staff safe, which has expedited the adoption of contactless technology like smart lockers. In our recent Q&A-style webinar, higher education consultant Warren Porter discussed his experiences with implementing package lockers on campus and how industry leaders are coping with challenges brought on by COVID-19.  In case you missed it, … Read More

Home / Resources / Make Your University Library a Safe Haven for Students Using These Strategies

Make Your University Library a Safe Haven for Students Using These Strategies

in Libraries, Student Housing Management

asaT he campus library is not only a trusted source of information but a refuge for college students. It’s where they find guidance, plug into resources, and build their community. University libraries are currently busy preparing for the fall semester. But this year, they will have to navigate a series of limitations for the safety of students and staff.  Here … Read More

Home / Resources / 7 Perks of Bringing Smart Lockers to College Campuses

7 Perks of Bringing Smart Lockers to College Campuses

in Student Housing Management

Most colleges designed their mailrooms a long time ago. They didn’t know the e-commerce era was on its way and they’d soon face a daily stream of packages.   The good news is that campuses can level up their package management system with a simple solution that doesn’t require a mailroom renovation — smart lockers.  Here are seven of the benefits … Read More

Home / Resources / Support Student Learning From a Distance With These Contactless Strategies

Support Student Learning From a Distance With These Contactless Strategies

in Student Housing Management

Colleges around the country are gearing up for a safe start to the new school year. Changes are happening across campuses to protect public health, including shifting more coursework to online platforms.  But with more students learning off-campus, can schools still capture the sense of community and support that comes with the traditional college experience? Here are a few ways … Read More

Home / Resources / A Safe, Smart Start to the New School Year

A Safe, Smart Start to the New School Year

in Student Housing Management

After a rough first half of the year, a new school semester is a welcome chance for a fresh start. The majority of students (about 90%) are eager to set foot on campus this fall and return to their studies.  But due to financial difficulties, health concerns, and general uncertainties, there will likely be fewer students on campus — experts … Read More

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Home / Resources / Supercharge Your Student Housing With These Tech-Powered Amenities

Supercharge Your Student Housing With These Tech-Powered Amenities

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College is expensive, so students these days prioritize affordability over luxury when it comes to their living arrangements. But at the same time, Gen Z doesn’t know a world without technology — it’s essential to their academic and personal success. And, as a result, it’s something they look for when choosing their housing. So if you’re looking to wow incoming … Read More

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Home / Resources / How Enterprise and University Mailrooms Can Use Smiota’s Mailroom Software and Smart Lockers

How Enterprise and University Mailrooms Can Use Smiota’s Mailroom Software and Smart Lockers

in Commercial Building Development, Installations, Mailroom Software, Package Management Systems, Student Housing Management

When mailrooms become backed up and cluttered with packages, it often results in long lines of employees or students waiting to pick up their orders. If they can’t get their items on time and undamaged, it can have a negative impact on their productivity in the office or classroom. Smiota has the perfect solution for tidying up mailrooms and getting … Read More

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Home / Resources / The Top Student Housing Trends of 2019

The Top Student Housing Trends of 2019

in Multifamily Building Development, Student Housing Management

Student housing is often the birthplace of real estate trends inspired by the youngest generations. For many students, it’s their first time living on their own and a chance to figure out what they want from their living arrangements. As universities welcome Gen Z, student housing is shifting to meet the unique needs of its new tenants. These students (and … Read More

Home / Resources / How Gen Z is Transforming Student Housing

How Gen Z is Transforming Student Housing

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Generation Z is officially college-bound, and they could soon become the generation with the most college graduates. By 2020, this highly-educated cohort will make up 40% of American consumers. So, starting with education and housing, their influence is changing the world as we know it. And property managers may have to overcome some challenges to support them.    Born between the … Read More