Getting the most our of your lockers

Highly reliable, low-maintenance, fully concealed and the most user-friendly locker system for activity-based and other types of workplaces.

The most innovative, secure, highly reliable, low-maintenance, locker design-, eco- and user-friendly smart locker system, which enables smart lockers at various workplaces and other facilities. For almost 30 years, this has been our passion, our motivation and our goal. And to this day, not much has changed.
According to our clients worldwide, above mentioned properties are the reason, why Metra smart locker system is their preferred choice of smart locking their  storage and parcel lockers.

We are proud that many renowned locker and furniture manufacturers around the world recognise Metra smart locker system as the locker system, which is easy to install and, most importantly, enhanced the level of locker functionality and the quality of use of their lockers (making them “Metra” smart). A locker system, which easily fits into any quality lockers, new or existing, from any locker material.

As each smart lock is fully concealed inside each locker, it enables a modern, clean-line workplace locker design. Various smart security features, beside the lock being fully concealed, make this smart locker system vandal-proof, preventing any locker break-ins.

Using Metra’s smart locker system in your workplace, your employees can totally forget about costly, time consuming, and stressful locker related problems and chores, like broken or lost keys, damaged locks or padlocks, damaged locker doors, forgotten lock combinations, “hijacked” lockers, etc.
Even regularly changing those environmentally damaging empty lock batteries, especially when your organisation has hundreds or even thousands of workplace lockers on many floors, or even in different buildings or locations. Not to mention, it doesn’t help your organisation being recognised as an environmentally friendly.

Workplace locker management software sees to it, that you have central and real-time overview and complete management of each lock, locker, locker user activity and each locker key, when you need it. An instant, remote and smart administration anyone can do, no matter how many (Metra) smart workplace lockers you have in your company.

  • For any lockers –  New or existing lockers from any locker material.

  • Save a lot of time, money and stress – no broken keys/locks, no replacing batteries or other similar on-locker maintenance chores.

  • The most user-friendly – use any access card, various apps, PIN code, etc.. Or have two or more for each locker. Just in case.

  • Modern, clean-line locker design – No lock, lock part or locker handle on locker doors.

  • Various smart locker door dynamics – Auto-Open, Push-Open or Pull-Open

  • Smart, remote and central management software – Control each lock, locker, locker user or locker key. In real-time.

Workplace lockersOffice lockers for employees

“The bigger the smart locker installation, the bigger the time and cost savings.”
in comparison to ordinary, mechanical or battery-powered lockers

The Metra smart locker system for workplace lockers supports all major RFID smartcard standards: LF, ISO 15693, ISO 14443A and 14443B (e.g. brands, like HID iClass™, Seos™, Mifare™, DESfire, LEGIC, Sony FeliCa, CEPAS, SRx, etc.). In short, with the Metra locker system the locker users (employees, business visitors, etc.) can use their access cards for specific lockers in the workplace (permanent lockers, activity-based lockers, visitor lockers, group lockers, project lockers, End-of-trip lockers, etc.), regardless of which RFID standard your organisation already uses, or will use, for access control system.

By using the Metra mobile app MyMetraKey makes smart locker use for employees even simpler (Locker user can manage assigned locker from virtually anywhere in the world). Other options, like 4digit PIN code, can also be used for certain workplace lockers (e,g, for business visitor lockers).

Patented Metra smart motor-driven locks, as integral part of Metra smart, hard-wired locker system, can be easily fitted into existing or new lockers. As the lock is fully concealed inside the locker, vandalism and break-in attempts are futile. The Auto-Open or Push-Open opening modes of Metra locks make locker handles on workplace lockers a thing of the past, enabling a fully clean-line, modern locker design. With the Metra smart workplace locker system you get smart, secure, reliable, low-maintenance and eco-friendly locker solution, which makes your workplace lockers smart, modern looking and user-friendly.

The Metra with Genuine HID Technology™ solution allows organisations to leverage existing HID™ credentials for broader workplace solutions and to move them toward a connected environment built around mobility. Organisations with any HID™ access control (iCLASS, Seos, Prox, Indala, etc.), can easily extend their access security level to their smart workplace lockers. So an employee uses his personal HID™ access card/fob for his, equally secure, workplace locker.

With HID iCLASS Seos™ access control system, employees can use the HID Mobile Access™ app as their smart workplace locker key.
Or have the Seos™ access card and the Mobile Access™ app as substitute, backup locker keys.

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With the Metra mobile application MyMetraKey locker user can remotely unlock, open and manage his/her workplace locker from anywhere in the world. The app can be used as a sole locker key or as a secondary/tertiary locker key (beside an employee access card). No need to have access card with you all the time.

When app is used as a sole locker key, it also provides fully clean-line locker banks, so you can see your high-end lockers in their full beauty. Apart from fully hidden Metra smart locks and redundant locker handles, also no RFID reader is needed. All you see are the fully “clean” locker door panels of your workplace locker banks.

The MyMetraKey app is compatible with all existing or new Metra electronic locking systems and is available on Android and iOS.

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Metra listened to what we believed to be achievable and provided a system capable of providing exactly what we wanted to achieve. So many features yet so simple to operate. Building services cards were reduced from three to a single one.

Ray Marsh, Senior Facility Manager, Mirvac Operations, Australia

“Metra’s smart locker system is used for workplace lockers in the hallways. Fully concealed, it provided the possibility to be creative with how the locker doors look. As it is interfaced with building’s access control, the employees use access cards as personal locker keys. The solution is really realiable, working flawlessly and without any maintenance problems.”

Frank Laven, Facilities Coordinator, Unit4, global software company

“Our clean-line activity-based lockers in our HQ are equipped with the Metra locker system.
We wanted a modern, fully clean-line lockers, which their system provided.
With over 1000 lockers throughout the building, their management software provides an easy real-time administration of any locker or locker user, when needed.”

Bol.com, leading webstore, Netherland

FAQ

Of course. Metal, HPL or other type of lockers can be easily retrofitted with one of the Metra electronic locking solutiosn. In the process of retrofitting the lockers, the existing locks can be removed or left on locker doors.

Yes. There are three types of Metra smart locks to choose from, depending on your, and your locker users, wishes, needs and requirements:

– Auto-open/push-close (usually used for delivery & Pickup workplace lockers)
– Push-open/push-close (usually used for storage workplace lockers)
– Pull-open/auto-close

The first two lock types do not require locker doors handles.

In comparison to motor-driven locks (note: all Metra locks are motor-driven), solenoid locks have good holding but rather poor pulling force (force to power ratio). This makes them sensitive to vibrations, e.g. door slams, and also causes difficulties in proper functioning when there is too much force (tension) on the door from the inside (e.g. a large bag inside a locker).

If by “best” you mean the most convenient way/technology for users to operate lockers, then we would suggest WiFi/4G, for a number of reasons. With WiFi/4G electronic lockers can be opened from anywhere (yes, from anywhere in the world, where your mobile phone has a network signal). Secondly, a user interface is not required to open lockers which a) saves you money, and b) enables the visual appearance of locker installations to stay intact or “clean” (no RFID readers).
The second best option in our opinion is using Bluetooth, whereby lockers can be opened when users are just a couple of metres away from a Bluetooth user interface/reader, still within range of a Bluetooth signal.
NFC (Near Field Communication) doesn’t really provide “remote” locker usage as users have to be within 4cm of a NFC user interface, which is basically the same as with RFID access cards.
Additionally, Wifi, 4G or Bluetooth technologies are all included in every new smartphone on today’s market, which isn’t always the case with NFC.

The majority of new smartphones need 1A of power to recharge, whilst tablets require even more, ca. 2-2.5A. Some locks do have a built-in USB chargers, but they normally provide only up to 500mA of power. This means that it takes a long time to recharge devices, plus there is a certain electric risk if too many users try to charge their phones and tablets on the same locker installation/electrical grid at the same time. A separate cabling for charging purposes is probably a better (and safer) solution.

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