Most porch pirates are criminals of convenience in the sense it’s super easy to “see package / take package”. Most of them will not “work” to commit the crime.
If this was something that had some “Smart” features to it such as notification when the status changes from open or closed/locked I think that would be helpful. I’m sure there are other useful features that could be included.
No. These are dumb. Delivery people won’t use them. Waiting and codes and unlocking and unfamiliarity and failures. No one has that kind of time. I do like the plain old box idea though, even labeled “deliveries” to avoid any confusion.
To be fair, I’m not actually thinking of something that necessarily needs to be locked. More or less a box, with a lid, that has a sensor that can alert the Wyze customer that the lid has been opened/closed. Perhaps include a camera in the lid so that in the event a pirate does open the box, the camera should get a clean shot of the persons face.
Okay that much makes sense, sure. I just don’t want to add friction to an already cumbersome situation for the driver and consumer. Lots of people have rigged that sort of thing for their mailboxes already.
I don’t even mind a feature that could arbitrarily lock the box on command after a delivery. If a a subsequent deliverer encounters a locked box they can just leave the package outside and the locked box is “your fault”.
I agree, any attempted solution needs to not interfere with the simple logic of dropping a package at the door. Many of the solutions thus far that I have seen are overly complicated and require too much interaction with the delivery person.
Some additional marketing benefits would be that it keeps packages protected from the elements as well.
A simple product like we have described thus far would be cheap enough to mass produce and offer a very high margin for Wyze.
A lot of people have v2 cameras that are not used.
Wyze could sell a box that you place these V2 cameras into that aims outwards with the intent of being used for holding packages which arrive in the mail.
The only requirements would be a box that opens and closes, with a slot for a camera to be placed
None of the V2 limitations would matter with this product, or a V3 could then be used to train the A.I for detecting packages better.
It wouldn’t even be hard to make this product just find a box that works well.
It would be great to have a larger, weatherproof version of the gun safe for use outside as a secure box for deliveries.
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Package theft has been on the rise and I know many of us city dwellers are searching for a well-built, reliable, smart package receiving container to attach in front of our home. It would be amazing if it linked with wifi to create special temp codes for delivery men and alert about package deliveries. If anyone can build this, it would be Wyze!
A Wyze smart delivery box sounds like a great idea but you need a smart delivery guy to make this idea fully work.
I see many different delivery guys/gals arrive at my house when they run in and out my driveway. How do I get the codes to them? In my experience, some delivery people won’t follow requested directions. Over half won’t try to hide the package in a corner but place it outside where is could get wet or easily seen by walkers passing by.
If you live in Smalltown USA and know your delivery person, personally; this could work.
What may work better is to leave the lid unlocked when empty. When the lid is opened by anyone, a locking mechanism could engage when closed. If it is locked due to previous delivery or a prankster, place a label on top that says place package here on top.
Still, this is a bit inadequate, but maybe someone’s brain will be jogged with a better idea.