News and Leadership

Going Smart: Arcadis upgrades from lock-in-key to smart locks

October 27, 2020

Arcadis' Rotterdam Offices (Delftse Poort) had previously managed their lockers through a key-based system, maintained manually by using a physical log of which key was assigned to which employee. Arcadis has since upgraded their key-based system with new Yellowbox smart-locks, allowing employees to reserve and open their locker using only their mobile phone.

By implementing a smarter, more user-focused locker system, employees now have a stress-free and inspired start to their working day. As a self-serve smart locker solution, Yellowbox has also significantly reduced the amount of management required to onboard visitors and new staff.

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Case Study: Randwick City Implements Engaging Smart City Technology

October 22, 2020

Over the past year, Randwick City Council has leveraged smart-city technology to enhance public spaces and security within the community. By implementing a network of Yellowbox smart-lockers at activity-based venues such as beaches and leisure and aquatic centres, locals and visitors have gained peace of mind through engagement with technology. When locals open up the Yellowbox app, they see a map of all the council venues that have yellowbox lockers (yellowboxes) They can then reserve and open their locker, with the option to store their phone by setting a custom keypad code.

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Yellowbox Completes Retrofit Transformation of Lockers at Coogee Beach

October 6, 2020

Yellowbox recently completed the transformation of all the public lockers at Coogee Beach into experience driven smart-lockers. This involved the retrofit of Yellowbox smart lock technology onto the existing joinery, replacing the previously installed mechanical locks.

Since retrofitting a bank of lockers at Coogee Beach in December last year, Yellowbox has rolled out leisure activity lockers into more beaches and aquatic centres within Randwick City Council, and has just completed the retrofit of all remaining lockers at Coogee Beach.

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Yellowbox Announces COVID-19 Technology Upgrades

September 9, 2020

Leisure managers and operators have been forced to innovate to ensure their facilities are able to be opened up and enjoyed by customers. Screens at entry desks, contact free online booking systems, and QR code scanners, have been implemented to reduce staff and customer interaction, limit shared touch points, maintain capacity and retain customer details.

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Yellowbox Launches Experience Driven Digital Cloakroom

September 1, 2020

Yellowbox has leveraged smart IoT lock technology to roll out digital cloakrooms, designed to transform the consumer and venue manager experience. For consumers, they can find the venue, reserve and open their locker through the click of a button, all on the Yellowbox app.

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Crunching the Numbers - A Smart Cities & Suburbs Funding Analysis

August 26, 2020

It’s been almost 3 years since the Ministry of Urban Infrastructure and Population announced the first smart cities and suburbs fund for $27m which was followed on by a second round of funding for $21m a year later. Thus 3 years and $48m in funding later there has been a total of 81 smart city projects implemented across the whole of Australia. I’ve taken the liberty to put some of my banking background to some use and have crunched the numbers.

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Innovative Local Startup Disrupts Locker Industry

August 12, 2020

Australian Startup Yellowbox has developed locker technology with a focus on experience for both users and facility managers. The technology was recently launched at multiple beaches, aquatic and leisure centres within Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, disrupting a lagging industry with continuously enhanced technology.

Yellowbox leverages technology to create an experience fit for aquatic and leisure facilities, which provides facility managers the tools to visualise and manage their amentities effectively.

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What is a Smart Locker and what are the types of Smart Lockers on the market?

July 17, 2020

Simple school lockers, gym lockers, swimming pool lockers and office lockers have been used for decades to provide a secure space to create peace of mind for users. Thus, lockers have been a critical amenity provided in public and private spaces. Although traditional lockers have posed many issues for venue managers and users. There has been a clear need to improve the usability, security for the public, flexibility to meet demand, develop visibility over usage and create efficient monetisation capabilities.

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New Smart Lockers for Beaches, Aquatic and Leisure Centres

July 27, 2020

Over the past month, Yellowbox has launched new smart lockers at popular beaches, leisure and aquatic centres within Sydney. Through a partnership with Randwick City Council, Yellowbox has rolled out its new smart locker technology, fit for aquatic, leisure, beach and change room environments.

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Installation Spotlight: Des Renford Leisure Centre

August 10, 2020

The Des Renford Leisure Centre (DRLC) is an award winning facility located in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. It operates state of the art gym, aerobics and pool facilities with over 500,000 visitors per year.

As a leading aquatic and recreational facility, DRLC strives to provide the most optimal experience for its customers. Through partnering with Yellowbox, the leisure centre was able to leverage technology to implement a customer-focused storage solution.

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Bridging the gap between Smart Cities Strategies and Local Residents

June 1, 2020

Smart Cities Strategies provide incredible outcomes for councils in all aspects of public services. This includes environmentally in reducing the community carbon footprint, creating efficiency in utilities, reduced congestion, upgraded infrastructure and incredible amounts of data, capable of informing future decisions. These outcomes will draw in investment of $189 billion (USD) in global spending on smart cities by 2023, forecasted by the IDC Worldwide Smart Cities Spending Guide.

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Yellowbox selected to participate in the Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator Powered by Techstars

March 3, 2020

Yellowbox was chosen out of hundreds of startups worldwide, to participate in the Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, powered by Techstars. The accelerator program has chosen 10 startups from around the globe working on innovations to help make the cities of the future smarter. The accelerator program is based in Amsterdam, the heart of smart cities globally, and began on 2 March and will conclude on a showcase Demo Day on 28 May 2020.

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