As we enter the holiday shopping season, we’ll see an increase of home package deliveries. And with it, the ‘porch pirates’ – the low-life criminals who swipe your Amazon boxes from your porch or your Stitch Fix box off of your front step. If you’re one of the 23 million Americans who’ve had a package stolen from their doorstep, you’ve experienced the frustration of a missing package and the hassle, delay, and expense of trying to replace it – if it’s replaceable at all.
Thankfully there’s another solution to deter the thieves. It’s a smart padlock called Box Lock. The inventors claim this is simple 24/7 protection from package theft.
To use BoxLock, your delivery driver simply grabs the BoxLock and presses the button on the top to scan the tracking number on your package. Only packages addressed to you and that are actually out for delivery that day will unlock the BoxLock. The driver opens the bin, places your package safely inside, closes the bin and locks the lock.
With the BoxLock app, you’ll get real-time delivery notifications. The app automatically collects and monitors what packages are being delivered. And you can share your barcode with family and friends or other delivery services for access to your box.
• BoxLock Home – Smart Padlock for Protecting Deliveries [Kickstarter]