Not everyone felt the need to teach porch pirates a glittering lesson. Some of us just want to keep the package safe without the drama. And the best way to do that? Well, I’d say keeping the package out of sight. I mean, putting a package out there in the open is an open invitation for the criminal minds. Keeping packages out of sight is exactly what the eufy SmartDrop Smart Delivery Box will do.
But eufy isn’t the first to the market; Yale is already offering a similar solution that operates with the same principles: secured access for delivery persons to drop the package and keeping it locked in.
The eufy SmartDrop Smart Delivery Box shares the same modus operandi, including notification when the package arrives plus the ability to watch every package delivery with a 1080p HD camera, triggered by a motion sensor, straight on your phone in real-time.
Much like a video doorbell, you will be able to communicate with the courier via two-way audio. In addition to keeping the package safe from thieves, your packages will be shielded against the elements.
Interestingly, eufy said SmartDrop Smart Delivery Box works with all couriers to greet the courier(s) with illuminated buttons and guide them on how to leave the package.
If there isn’t already a package inside, the courier can just open the box to drop the package. Now, that’s convenience.
Speaking of opening, SmartDrop Smart Delivery Box offers 5 ways to access it. The first is letting couriers, friends, and family press the open button if there’s nothing inside. The second is via PIN. The third is using your phone or through voice assistants, and finally, there’s the good old key access.
Of course, there is still the risk of the entire box getting stolen. To address this, eufy suggests bolting the box to the floor or wall for added security.
If you ask me, I very much prefer Yale for its less conspicuous look. The eufy SmartDrop Smart Delivery Box, on the other hand, is putting out there that it is a delivery box. In fact, it looks like a safe which means it is an eye-catcher to criminal minds.
Anyways, if you are interested, you may purchase the eufy SmartDrop Smart Delivery Box from eufy website for US$399.99.
Images: eufy [US].