Patterson Plus Self Storage, one of two Santa Barbara, Calif., facilities owned and managed by real estate development firm The Carey Group Inc. (TCG), has installed a smart, electronic locker system from Parcel Pending Inc. The self-serve system allows customers to have packages delivered directly to their locker at the storage facility. The lockers will accept packages from any courier service, according to the source.
Once a package is delivered, the customer receives a text or e-mail notification. Packages can be picked up 24 hours per day, the source reported.
“It is our understanding we are the first in our area to install Parcel Pending lockers," said facility owner Trudi Carey. “This is a great addition to our neighborhood, particularly with holiday package theft on the rise.” Customers can drive right up to the locker system, which is well-lit and equipped with digital cameras, Carey added.
As part of the new installation, Patterson Plus is offering free use of the lockers through Jan. 31 for residents who live within a 5-mile radius of the self-storage facility at 5325 Calle Real. The normal fee for using the package-delivery lockers is $10 per month.
Founded in 1979, TCG specializes in designing and building new homes and self-storage properties. It also operates Patterson 101 Storage.
Based in Irvine, Calif., Parcel Pending offers smart-locker solutions designed for commercial, residential, retail and university applications. Its systems allow customers to manage deliveries with a mobile application.
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Parcel Pending, Website
The Carey Group, Website