HCM Issue 4 2022

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Fac i liti es

Change it up

What to do when your changing rooms need a refresh, but your budget is stretched? These specialists share their top tips for easy upgrades that won’t break the bank

David Fitchett

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photo: Fitlockers

Fitlockers

photo: Fitlockers

ome cubs are switching to electronic locker security, with sophisticated control systems available in several formats to manage access to discrete areas. Security management is too often a thorn in the side of club managers, who have to handle the aftermath of lost or mislaid

With costs rising across the board, operators should commit now to bake in prices There are challenges with the supply chain

locker keys, so I see the sense of switching to keyless systems for that reason alone. More complex security solutions can risk other issues though, so I always ensure clubs are conversant with the technology and they’re sure the move to electronic is the right one for them. A good first step from traditional is to digital electronic keypad locks, which are reliable and competitively priced. For 20 years, we’ve supplied lockers to the fitness and spa sectors, however, current conditions spell major challenges for operators, manufacturers and installers. Supply issues, shipment delays, rising timber prices and inflation herald a potentially stormy period ahead. We can adapt locker styles, sizes and materials to fit any budget, as every job we handle is made to order – nothing is ‘standard’. But with costs rising across the board, the message to operators has to be ‘commit now to bake in prices’.