Smart building platform provider 1VALET and package locker company Lockourier announced today a partnership to improve package deliveries to residents in multi-family buildings. The partnership will see the two PropTech companies integrate their smart entry system and automated package lockers and smart rooms respectively, to offer an innovative solution for package delivery management to apartments and condominiums.
Traditionally, courier access to non-concierge multi-family buildings can be challenging, and often results in unsuccessful deliveries. These unsuccessful deliveries not only lead to dissatisfied residents, but are also a burden financially for delivery companies. Additionally, even once access is granted, buildings without parcel management solutions either have packages left in front of the recipient’s door or left with the concierge. This can lead to package theft, a risk of physical injury, and adds additional responsibilities for the concierge.
Together, 1VALET and Lockourier have re-imagined this process.
Located in the vestibule of a building, 1VALET’s patented smart entry system aims for first time delivery by granting couriers with building access simply by scanning the barcode of an incoming package. Once in the building, couriers use the Lockourier smart package lockers to securely deposit and store the parcels into appropriately sized lockers. Resident and building safety are critically important. Lockourier’s courier access system tracks key delivery companies with accuracy using their unique delivery code, making sure deliveries are legitimate and authorized. Residents then receive a delivery notification with pickup credentials directly on their 1VALET resident engagement app, allowing them to head down and retrieve their package.
“Package management is one of the biggest pain points that multi-family buildings deal with on a daily basis,” said 1VALET VP of Sales & Marketing Rick Hardy-Cheam. “Integrating with industry leaders such as Lockourier was being demanded by numerous clients. We are now extremely excited to be able to bring them this solution. Not only does this supplement our ongoing expansion into the US market, but it will also allow us to elevate the resident experience in 1VALET-powered buildings and streamline the package delivery process for couriers.”
Already a key player in the market with hundreds of lockers installed, Lockourier has seen a four-fold increase in demand for their smart package lockers, driven by growing e-commerce trends and the global pandemic.
“Lockourier Parcel Lockers could not be more pleased with the result of our outstanding collaboration with 1VALET,” said Lockourier President & CEO Joseph Collins. “The vision to usher the industry into this new universe of PropTech that aims to make life simpler through digital transformation of multi-family, is wholly shared throughout our teams. We are very proud to announce our recent system integration and partnering sales forces with 1VALET in this digital revolution of multi-family residences. We look forward to providing 1VALET intelligent entry systems to the 1,000’s of user across Canada that already enjoy their LuxerOne system, and the millions more to come.”
Lockourier is the Canadian package locker leader delivering the LuxerOne intelligent package lockers, smart rooms, and the industry only hybrid solutions. Lockourier’s objective is to deliver outstanding ease of use for clients, market leading customer support, and exclusive innovations such as the recent releases of LuxerLens, using optical character recognition (OCR) to speed the delivery process for carriers, thus providing the highest locker adoption and use. Lockourier and partners recently celebrated a record 100 million parcels delivered through lockers across Canada and the US, a milestone no others have achieved. Lockourier consistently enhances the lives of individuals and efficiency of property management through innovative smart locker systems for multi-family.
See solutions, testimonials, and much more at www.lockourier.ca.
1VALET is a smart building operating system that integrates IoT technologies to better connect residents to their community, and easily convert multi-family buildings into connected smart communities. By centralizing building systems into one web-based dashboard and empowering tenants with a leading Resident App, 1VALET can enhance resident engagement, increase NOI, and create safer, smarter communities.
To learn more, visit 1VALET.com.