Position Imaging, Inc. announced the pilot of its Smart Package Room® solution at Royal Crest Estates Warwick, a 492 unit apartment community in Rhode Island on November 1, 2016 in partnership with Aimco (Apartment Investment Management Company, AIV) which owns and operates the property.
“We are excited to pilot this new, cutting-edge technology in the belief it can be a sustainable long-term answer to package delivery challenges faced in this and other industries,” says Evan Hoffmann, Aimco’s Senior Vice President of Revenue and Marketing.
The solution enables a hand’s off approach for apartment staff and provides pickup flexibility for residents. It is a simple and intuitive technology offering package tracking, monitoring, and delivery notification to residents.
“The Smart Package Room solution is affordable and scalable,” says Christa Leary, Director of Implementation at Position Imaging. “It can be put into a new or existing space with little or no construction. Large, odd shaped deliveries fit. It allows site teams to almost completely get out of the package handling business.”
Registered Delivery personnel scan and place packages into the room and a pin is sent by email or text to the resident receiving the package. Once inside, the room knows where and when it was placed, if moved, and when picked up. Residents use a unique pin to access the room where light guidance shows the package location.
Apartment staff feel the impact of more packages arriving each day and welcome a viable solution that offers cutting edge technology.
“Piloting this exciting solution is right in line with Aimco culture of driving innovation and change,” says Josh Sherring, Community Manager at Aimco’s Royal Crest Estates Warwick. “It is a solution that allows us to provide an enhanced resident experience – which is paramount.”
The pilot is scheduled to run through the holiday season.