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Package Guard takes alarming approach to porch pirates

by • March 7, 2016 • No Comments

Compulsive shoppers aren’t the just ones benefitting of the rise of online retailers, with unattended boxs providing a lot of opportunity for porch plunderers. The Package Guard is a easy solution created to scare off shady characters by sounding an alarm when a delivery is removed by someone other than the meant recipient.

Measuring around the same dimensions as a frisbee, the Package Guard is powered by four AA batteries and can be planted on a front porch to provide a temporary home for incoming deliveries. When the courier places a box on the disc, the Wi-Fi-connected Package Guard sends an email or text message to let the owner understand a delivery has arrived and arms an alarm which is just disabled when they reply to the message with the word “OFF.”

If the box is removed beforehand, and so the alarm is triggered. Said to be as loud as a fire or car alarm, this blaring deterrent won’t be adequate to guarantee the safety of the box, but pretty won’t manufacture life simpler for thieves either.

The Package Guard follows other approaches to securing boxs, such as connected mailboxes and larger security containers, yet it must be said, it is one of the additional straightforward solutions we’ve looked at. As a outcome it comes a lighter price tag, with its manufacturers promising backers of its Kickstarter campaign (which kicks off on March 8 US time) a Package Guard for an early pledge of US$40 (expected retail price is $79). Setting out to raise $45,000, the team hopes to ship in September 2016 if the campaign runs as planned.

You can check out the pitch video at a lower place.

Source: Package Guard


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