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LapSafe® Revolutionizes Scottish Education Sector with Smart Lockers

LapSafe® has been making waves in the Scottish education sector with its cutting-edge Smart Lockers.

These Smart Lockers have become indispensable across campuses, offering storage, charging, and support for software updates on a large scale, all while streamlining the device loaning process. In addition, they provide compact storage, enhance device security, and save valuable time and resources.

Scottish educational institutions are reaping the benefits, with 93% of Scotland’s universities and 70% of its colleges now utilizing LapSafe®’s intelligent Smart Lockers.

Andy Ross, Head of IT at Dundee and Angus College, remarked, “As a member of the Scottish FE Information Leads, we discuss various IT solutions, and that’s where we heard about LapSafe®. The feedback on the LapSafe® Diplomat™ Pro self-service lockers was overwhelmingly positive, and it seemed perfect for our needs. We proceeded to order a 20-bay Diplomat™ Pro Smart Locker for our Gardyne campus.”

Read the full Dundee & Angus case study.

Often placed in learning resource centers, libraries, collaborative zones, or common rooms, Smart Lockers are a valuable addition to learning environments. They enable students to borrow devices 24/7 without staff intervention, allowing them to study wherever they choose.

However, it’s not just the device management features that have attracted Scottish campuses. The seamless ‘drop-off & collect’ feature and ‘hot locker’ capabilities offer convenience, flexibility, and practicality to both staff and students.

The ‘drop-off & collect’ service automates the exchange of books, coursework, and private documents, promoting a more flexible approach.

The ‘hot locker’ service allows students to securely store personal belongings, including activity kits, musical instruments, personal devices, books, folders, and other learning materials. This feature enhances student well-being by providing peace of mind.

Discussing a recent partnership, LapSafe®’s Senior Account Manager, Michael Kilby, said, “We have been working closely with one of our Business Partners, HP, to support Ayrshire College. The college has just placed its first order for Smart Lockers, opting for an impressive 730-bay solution, which will be installed before the beginning of the September 2024 term.”

Scotland is renowned for its excellent education, with four universities ranked in the top 200 in the World University Ranking 2024 by Times Higher Education. Therefore, when investing in smart technology to support their high education standards, solutions need to be intelligent, innovative, and seamlessly integrated into campuses and third-party software.

LapSafe® continues to evolve its solutions to meet the highest standards and changing needs of the education sector.