But that’s easier said than done. Every year, Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) find themselves asked to do more with less. Some might be asked to comply with new asset monitoring regulations. Others might be asked to reduce their non-Law enforcement officers (LEO) staffing budget.
No matter what, all of these law enforcement agencies are looking for new, creative solutions for managing their equipment. Smart lockers are one solution most LEAs will want to consider.
This article explains 20 of the most important benefits smart electronic lockers can offer LEAs for today's and tomorrow’s problems.
Smart Lockers Help Law Enforcement Agencies Do More
Law enforcement agencies need to find innovative solutions to the problems they face. Smart lockers are a powerful solution they should consider.
Smart lockers are computer-driven storage systems that can monitor how your personnel use them, thanks to networks of embedded sensors in the lockers themselves and in tags you attach to stored equipment. Those sensors help you verify that the correct items are taken and returned from the storage lockers. You can also extend your sensor network around your facility, so you’ll know if someone tries to take sensitive items off-site or into restricted spaces.
Advanced smart locker systems will have touchscreen access panels to authenticate users and control which locker compartments they can access. You can also prompt them with transaction checklists at sign out or return. So, for example, you can have LEOs report any faults with electronic devices right on the access panel when they return them after a shift or assignment. That can trigger an alert to your agency’s IT team to come to retrieve the faulty device, and in the meantime, the smart system will lock it down, so no one else signs it out.
Top 20 Benefits of Electronic Lockers for Law Enforcement Agencies
Here are 20 of the top benefits that electronic lockers offer LEAs.
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