College & University Lockers
Enable quick deliveries for students
Make the best use of your mailroom with an automated end-to-end mail and package management solution.
Reclaim time, save space, and keep students safe with
Smiota’s end-to-end mail and package management solution
When thousands of students live on campus, manual mailroom management methods just can’t keep up. The good news is that there’s an easy way to relieve staff from stressful, time-consuming mailroom tasks while creating a better student experience.
Smiota combines smart lockers with mailroom software (or integrates with your existing software) to offer an end-to-end solution for both mail and package deliveries. This solution works for open and closed campuses — couriers can deliver to lockers at multiple dorms and buildings or to a single, centralized mailroom.
Smart lockers reduce package handling time from three minutes to less than 15 seconds per package. So mailrooms can make the best use of available space, optimize package protection, and support social distancing. And students can pick up deliveries at their convenience — no more waiting in pickup lines that make them late for class.
“What we have done here at UNLV is create a stressless process to receive mail that students now feel is a part of their unique experience living at UNLV.”
Smiota’s university solution is a campus advantage
Cut costs and streamline mailroom tasks
Smiota’s smart locker solutions bring automation to the mailroom, so staff members spend less time processing, sorting, and distributing packages. This helps reduce operational costs and boost staff productivity.
Give students convenience and flexibility
With smart lockers, students receive immediate notifications when their packages are ready for pickup. They can retrieve deliveries within just a few seconds — no waiting in line at the mailroom.
Maximize visibility and control with API integrations
Choose between a canned end-to-end solution or a custom solution that integrates with third-party softwares via flexible APIs.
Implement contact-free delivery
Using the Smiota mobile app, there’s no need to interact with a touchscreen — all it takes is a tap of a button in the app to unlock the locker door. UV sanitation and antimicrobial materials are also available to help stop the spread of pathogens.
Prevent theft and loss
Smiota’s system includes package sensors, video surveillance, and a digital record of each transaction to ensure a complete chain of custody.
Protect more than packages
Take smart lockers beyond the mailroom and use them to facilitate the transfer of IT assets, library books, orientation packages, and more.
Connect to 24/7 support
Smiota’s US-based customer support team is always available to provide remote or on-site assistance beyond service level agreement targets.
Comprehensive solution for
packages and mail
Facilitate deliveries of packages, textbooks, meals, and more with a wide variety of locker types.
Save space and eliminate the need for mailbox keys by adding smart mailboxes to smart locker installations.
OCR technology allows for simple, speedy scanning, processing, and management of mail and packages — all from a handheld mobile device.
Access real-time analytics, run detailed reports, and monitor each transaction for full chain of custody tracking.
Further simplify dropoffs and pickups and eliminate unnecessary touch-points with one-click access.
Smarter mail handeling with Smiota Smart Mail
Universities receive thousands of letters and mail pieces every day. Even though only 10% of students receive a letter on a given day, each student typically has a PO box. This takes up a lot of mailroom space and requires countless hours of staff time to:
- Collect, distribute, and test keys
- Assign PO boxes and notify new students
- Look up mislabeled letters
- Deposit letters into the right box numbers
- Manually track down lost mail
Smiota’s comprehensive end-to-end solution manages both packages and mail, so there’s no need to have a separate solution for each.
With smart mailboxes added to each smart locker installation, the process of depositing letters is similar to depositing packages — and it’s much faster than slotting mail into individual boxes. Smart mailboxes take up less space than traditional PO boxes, they provide automatic tracking for letters, and students can receive notifications for both packages and mail through the same system.
Expand features, functionality, and fun
Smiota’s smart lockers come in indoor, outdoor, temperature-controlled, and laminate models to best suit the installation environment and purpose. And it’s easy to boost protective features or add a splash of school spirit with customizable colors, materials, and wraps.
Smiota notifies student via text, email, and/or app
Student picks up delivery using a PIN, QR code, or the mobile app
In an era that prioritizes efficiency and independence, smart lockers are manifesting these needs at universities around the country. Saving time for staff and students, these modular systems create tangible solutions to overwhelmed mailrooms, busy schedules, and...
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...
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...
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,...