Everybody hates when a courier leaves a delivered package just sitting on your doorstep, what happens if someone steals it? Well, that is where BoxLock Home comes in. It is a padlock that only the courier and yourself – or someone you choose to trust – can open.
The idea is that the BoxLock will be locked onto a user-supplied lidded box on your doorstep. That box will, in turn, be attached to the deck or the wall, so it can not be picked by a passing thief. When the courier arrives with your parcel, they simply hold the lock up to the shipping label and press a button on top. This will allow the barcode reader on the bottom of the lock to scan the barcode on the label. The lock then connects to your home Wi-Fi network and accesses the internet to check that the parcel is addressed to you and that is scheduled to be out for delivery that day.
If both those criteria are met, the lock then opens. This allows the courier to open the box, stick the parcel inside, then close it and relock it. The BoxLock remains locked until another delivery is made or until you wirelessly unlock it via an app on your smartphone.
The app will let you know each time the lock has been opened, letting you know which parcel has arrived. The system is currently compatible with Amazon, FedEx, UPS and USPS shipments. If you are a frequent shopper with Amazon and do not mind the courier entering your home, you could also use the Amazon Key service.
The BoxLock padlock is weatherproof and should operate for up to 30 days on one charge of its battery.
It is demonstrated in the video below: