If you’re someone who gets a lot of packages then you’ll want to something like the Parcel Guard by Danby, which makes sure nobody steals it before you get to retrieve it.
“Last year over 25 million households in the United States reported stolen packages,” says Jim Estill, CEO of Danby Appliances and the innovator behind Parcel Guard. “I anticipate that in 10 years, all households will have some sort of parcel mailbox simply because of the way our shopping habits are evolving.”
How it works is that when a delivery driver arrives, they open the anti-theft drop slot to put your packages inside. Once your package is inside Parcel Guard, it will scan it and drop it into the secure bottom door to keep your packages safe and it will then notify you through the companion smartphone app.
Then when you arrive at home, you can unlock the Parcel Guard through the app.
The Parcel Guard also comes with Wi-Fi, a motion-activated IP camera, tamper alarm and weight monitor.
The device is made from a low-pressure structural web molding (able to withstand a baseball bat), weatherproof design and it can be bolted to the ground or additional weight be added.
It uses a 15 ft low-voltage power cord that can be buried or run under a garage door. The Parcel Guard also comes with a battery backup for up to 3 hours in case of power outage or tampering.
Danby says that the Parcel Guard will fit 95% of all standard small and medium parcel boxes.
Parcel Guard will cost $399 USD (Canadian pricing TBC) and be available for pre-order in the coming weeks. And it will begin shipping in February from www.danbyparcelguard.com and retailers.