Perhaps you received’t want a glitter bomb to protect your Amazon packages from porch thieves in spite of everything. On the Client Electronics Present in Las Vegas, Canadian equipment maker Danby is displaying off its newly launched good mailbox referred to as Parcel Guard, which permits deliveries to be left securely at prospects’ doorsteps. The field presents each a drop-in slot for smaller objects, in addition to a protected with a separate door for bigger objects. When packages are left, you’re alerted to their arrival by means of a push notification from the Parcel Guard app.
It’s price noting that Parcel Guard doesn’t require the supply driver to regulate their routine. And it appears very clearly like a mailbox – proper all the way down to its little crimson flag on the aspect. There’s not a lot confusion about what it’s for.
Nevertheless, the field may even include an informational sticker you may place on the entrance that instructs drivers to drop packages right here as a substitute of leaving them by the door.
The mailbox’s anti-theft drop-in slot is like these discovered on USPS mailboxes. As soon as the bundle goes in, there’s no technique to attain in and pull it again out.
For giant (or fragile) objects that should be positioned contained in the field as a substitute of dropped, the driving force merely scans the bundle which triggers the protected door to unlock.
When the door is shut, the Parcel Guard locks and also you’re alerted.
The field additionally contains wi-fi connectivity, a motion-activated IP digital camera (so you may see the supply in motion), a tamper alarm, and a weight monitor.
For extra safety, you may decide to bolt the mailbox to the wall or the bottom. There’s even a false backside within the field – in case you need to safe it from being simply moved by putting one thing like a bag of sand below the underside cowl as a substitute.
Whereas defending towards bundle theft is Parcel Guard’s major function, it may also be used for different functions – like if good friend or neighbor must drop one thing off at your own home, for instance, and even simply to guard packages from unhealthy climate.
To retrieve your packages, you unlock the field with the app.
The mailbox is made of business grade plastic, and features a battery backup within the occasion of an influence outage.
However it’s not small – at 19.7″ x 15.9″ x 39.four″, it’s designed for folks whose homes have entryways or bigger doorsteps, not for individuals who dwell in flats.
Parcel Guard is just not the one system that’s attempting to deal with the issue with bundle theft – there’s additionally a smart padlock called BoxLock doing the identical, in addition to the same product referred to as InBin. However the latter is designed to look extra like a planter than a mailbox.
The Parcel Guard good mailbox can be accessible for pre-order on Danby’s website for $399 beginning this week.