Is this remote strongbox the future of package delivery?
It’s frustrating missing the FedEx guy. If you aren’t home for a delivery, you have to either wait for another attempt, or go get it yourself. And let’s not talk about packages going missing after being left out front unattended.
But a new invention from German tech company Doorbird aims to change that. They’re announcing a Video Parcel Box.
This remote-activated delivery box allows its owners to see the delivery person, talk to them and open a large parcel box from anywhere. You can also create customized access codes for regular delivery people to open the box via a keypad.
Another interesting feature? You can save the tracking number of the parcel in Doorbird’s App. The delivery person then just holds the barcode in front of the camera and the Video Parcel Box opens automatically. In either case: DoorBird notifies you that the parcel arrived safely. A camera also records video of the delivery and lets you see who’s accessing the box.
The Video Parcel Box will be available in different sizes, colors and materials. Prices will start at $1.250.