The SmartLocker from Penco Products ( is an electronic locker that utilizes computerized identification technology to eliminate the need for conventional locks and keys. It also allows administrators to grant or restrict access to lockers as needed. Various methods can be used to gain access to the electronic lockers such as ID cards with magnetic strips, bar codes or proximity devices. In addition, lockers are networked to a central computer in an administrative office where usage can be monitored and access codes controlled. Control software for the lockers can even be linked to existing electronic data to minimize entry time.

This article originally appeared in the 02/01/2005 issue of THE Journal.

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