For any business to run smoothly, its custodial staff has to have all the resources it needs to keep things rolling. Often, these men and women are the unsung heroes, working diligently and thanklessly behind the scenes, maintaining the facilities and optimizing operations on the ground floor. It should come as no surprise companies succeed and fail by how well their custodial crews are treated. An investment in maintenance storage can enhance productivity by providing custodians a helping hand as they set about their daily upkeep.
"Real smart storage shouldn’t need its own maintenance crew to assemble."
It takes all kinds
Maybe the average 9-to-5ers can fit everything they need inside a single desk drawer, but maintenance staff utilize a diverse array of tools and utensils, any of which could be required at the drop of a hat. But instead of relegating this menagerie of equipment to overpacked broom closets scattered across the building or a dark basement, businesses should establish a single location for everything, one powered by smart storage solutions.
Flexible, static shelving like SmartShelf allow for a range of customization options. Frames adjust easily, even for people who don’t work with their hands for a living. Real smart storage shouldn’t need its own maintenance crew to assemble, but maintenance crews would be remiss to not take advantage of all that smart storage can offer. Sturdy construction and high-density design gives teams the ability to store whatever they need however they need it. When maintenance crews are called in, unnecessary downtime can’t gum up the works. Timing is everything, and with a custodial team’s tools in one safe, organized location, storage can maximize their integral expertise.
Lock it down for peace of mind
Maintenance work can eventually mean long hours and late nights. Staff may require space to store personal items, a change of clothes or even a mid-shift snack. Depending on their line of work, custodians may also need to bring extra tools or equipment of their own. All this stuff can incrementally reduce the amount of room in a maintenance team’s headquarters, creating clutter and stifling output.With on-site lockers, custodial staff can separate their work lives from their home lives, keeping their workstations tidy and devoid of distractions. In turn, they’ll work more efficiently knowing their belongings are safely locked away.
Go places with mobile storage
As much as every maintenance staff deserves a gigantic warehouse full of resources and space to take on their daily tasks, most don’t get much in the way of work space. Mobile storage can put that issue to rest by reducing a facility’s storage footprint while still providing ample opportunities to organize.
Storage equipped with Mobilex technology only uses one aisle at a time. Its collapsible design cuts previous storage requirements in half, leaving maintenance crews with extra room to repair equipment as well as more space to shelve every tool in their toolbox – and then some. A fully furnished custodial staff can respond to any and all problems with the speed and know-how their industry is famous for.
Touchscreen technology has forever changed the ways people interact with all their favorite devices, and now, the same equipment can be used to help turn ordinary storage spaces into extraordinary ones.
All of Montel’s powered electric SafeAisle, SAFERAK and QuadraMobile electrical storage installations can be equipped with cutting-edge LCD touchscreens. But don’t be swayed too much by how good this top-of-the-line tech will look in your home or business – these features have an incredible range of capabilities and can do a lot of things traditional storage never could. If you’re thinking about investing in the next generation of storage, consider all the benefits touchscreen displays can add to your operation.
Let’s get technical
Each module within a given shelving system receives its own 7-inch LCD touchscreen with 1024×600 resolution. The touchscreens are securely embedded into the end panel with a heavy-duty aluminum casing, as resilient as it is professional-looking. They have all the usability of the newest touchscreen tablets, because that’s exactly what they are. Anyone who has ever owned a personal touchscreen tablet will feel right at home, but the interface is so user-friendly, even those new to the touchscreen revolution will pick the controls up easily.
These touchscreens are compatible with SafeAisle, SAFERAK and QuadraMobile electrical and the optional ePulse remote monitoring software, as well as other safety and security technology already featured in the most popular installations. Touchscreens can also be a state-of-the-art alternative to push-button keypad controls or manual hand cranks.
It’s all in how you use it
Apart from the convenience touchscreen technology is already known for, bringing innovative shelving designs into the mix opens up whole new avenues of functionality. Because of the advanced customization potential for control displays and screen savers in embedded storage system touchscreens, owners can have a lot of fun thinking up an endless list of practical applications for everyday use:
• Libraries can electronically post and update their hours of operations for patrons, as well as directories
• Business can notify employees of upcoming office events and other relevant workplace information
• Retailers can alert customers to discounted items and store-wide sales
• Coaches can ensure each player makes it to practice with schedules on every storage unit
• Homeowners with personal mobile storage can show off their favorite family photos in high definition
Beyond these uses, touchscreen-powered mobile storage systems can also become a financial opportunity for any public venue. Local businesses looking to advertise through smart storage owners could take out ads at the ends of every aisle, creating a whole new revenue stream and a chance to generate substantial returns on investment. But this is just the tip of the iceberg – any of the aforementioned uses could include videos or animated material, taking full advantage of every pixel on these LCD displays. Boring, static signage can now be replaced by engaging colorful moving images and videos, breathing life into any environment.
Mobile storage with touchscreen displays brings a modern, tech-savvy look to any business, but more importantly, adds new levels of functionality to on-site operations for both owners, operators and patrons alike.
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