Have you ever heard the saying, "you get what you pay for"? It's no surprise that Bluetooth smart locks and Bluetooth smart keypads are more expensive than your average lock and hasp. After all, you can typically pick up a $10 padlock at any corner store but it's important to remember that a cheap padlock doesn't give you any benefits, security, or protection. If someone really wants to break into a padlocked unit, all they have to do is purchase a $15 pair of bolt cutters. There are even tutorials on the internet showing people how to easily snap these locks off in seconds. Investing in a Bluetooth access control system that eliminates the traditional lock is the top way to add security back into the equation. Best of all, these Bluetooth smart locks bring a whole lot to the table.
Bluetooth electronic smart locks have a lot of amazing features, including help with site operations and data mining. Here are some of the smart features you can start using today with Nokē Smart Entry:
The total cost for implementing the Nokē Smart Entry system at your self-storage facility depends on your total number of units and site logistics, so we recommend contacting your local representative to discuss exact numbers. It's very important to know that the price of Nokē Smart Entry covers so much more than the lock itself. Here is what all that number includes:
Not only does Nokē perform operations and data mining, but it gives you the ability to charge premiums and implement fees to make more revenue at your self-storage facility.
The data mining aspect can help you determine peak hours with the most foot traffic at your facility. You can take this information to customize when you have a site manager on the property. This has saved several owners significantly because they've realized they don't need a person on site all day long. It also allows the self-storage operator to handle more at once - many overseeing multiple facilities at the same time.
We've also learned that tenants are willing to drive farther and spend more money on better security and convenience. Think of gas stations for example. Are you going to stop for gas at the brand-new Quick Trip that's well lit with 25+ pumps, or the dark and sketchy gas station with only 4 pumps that probably doesn't even have a pay-at-the-pump option? I'd bet you're willing to pay more and drive a little further for the security and convenience of the nice, new gas station.
StoreLocal recently conducted a case study where National Self Storage installed approximately 1,100 smart units across 5 self-storage facilities in El Paso, Texas. They found by incorporating Nokē Smart Entry by Janus International, rental rates grew exponentially. "National Self Storage posted even stronger rates. Its smart 10-by-10 units had an outstanding average of $140, which was an increase of $57.80 or 70.32%".
To read the entire StoreLocal case study, click here.
You can also implement monthly or annual technology fees for your smart facility and units. If you're spending the money to invest in a better experience for your customers, you should definitely be charging for it.
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Janus International Group is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key self-storage, commercial and industrial building solutions including: roll up and swing doors, hallway systems, re-locatable storage units, and facility and door automation technologies. The Janus team operates out of several U.S. locations and five locations internationally.