Smart Lockers: Approaches, Challenges and Opportunities
Alícia F. S. Luís1, Gonçalo M. C. Martins2, João M. L. P. Caldeira3, Vasco N. G. J. Soares4

1Alícia F. S. Luís, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal.
2Gonçalo M. C. Martins, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal. 
3João M. L. P. Caldeira, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal.
4Vasco N. G. J. Soares*, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal. 
Manuscript received on January 24, 2022. | Revised Manuscript received on February 22, 2021. | Manuscript published on February 28, 2021. | PP: 141-149 | Volume-11 Issue-3, February 2022. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijeat.C33740211322 | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C3374.0211322
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Abstract: This survey focuses on the benefits of smart lockers and their potential contribution in the last mile problem. It first introduces the related concepts. Then, categorizes existing solutions and identifies the similarities and differences. Further, their strengths and limitations are discussed. Finally, it presents key challenges in the field, and discusses envisioned future research directions that must be factored in by researchers, implementers, and manufacturers to increase the acceptance of smart lockers and to improve their security..
Keywords: Smart Lockers, Parcel Delivery, IoT, Survey, Tutorial, Security
Scope of the Article: IoT