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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 16 2019 10:57 PM UTC +00:00
$1,305
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
8
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 16 2019 10:57 PM UTC +00:00

About

Are you one of over 23 Million Americans who have had a package stolen off their doorstep?

If so, you're not alone.  If not, it may just be a matter of time before you join the statistic. Research has shown that package theft exceeds home break-ins nearly 6 to 1. 

Say hello to Porch Pod: The world's only intelligent package safe.  The Porch Pod keeps your valuable purchases safe from theft using innovative technology.  We came up with the Porch Pod after a rash of package thefts in our own community in 2017 and have designed the world's most technologically advanced, all-in-one package safe solution. 

The Porch Pod package safe combines the strength of a structural steel container with the intelligence of a WiFi connected smart lock to keep your packages safe.

If you're like us, you shop online a lot.  Like a lot.  

Sure, you may have gotten a great deal on that item you've always wanted - or that gift that's going to make your kid's birthday spectacular; but how would it feel if someone stole it off your porch after it was delivered?  Unfortunately, too many people already know exactly how it feels to fall victim to package thieves.  

In fact, 31% of online shoppers have personally experienced package theft.

Don't just watch your packages being stolen - stop it!

Are you this guy's next stop?
Are you this guy's next stop?

The costs of package theft are high.  Studies show 53% of online shoppers have spent more than $500 on a single mail order purchase.  Even if your purchase wasn't that valuable, you'll still experience the pain of having to reorder, make a police report, and wait for your replacement to arrive.  


Setting up and using The Porch Pod is easy.

First, secure The Porch Pod to your porch or patio using either the supplied concrete anchors or cable lock and connect the power cord. From there, connect your Porch Pod to your home's WiFi using your smartphone or tablet. 

Once your Porch Pod is secured and configured, there's nothing left for you to do.  You can leave your Porch Pod package safe open or closed. When a package arrives the driver just needs to scan the package's tracking code to unlock. 

You don't even need to tell The Porch Pod you're expecting a package.  


Feel good knowing you're creating a safer neighborhood

According to police, package theft is largely a crime of opportunity.  By reducing the opportunity to make a quick heist, you'll be doing your part to create a safer community.  We're sure that once your neighbors see your Porch Pod package safe in action, they'll want one too.  

Make your neighborhood less appealing to criminals by using The Porch Pod package safe.
Make your neighborhood less appealing to criminals by using The Porch Pod package safe.

Built so delivery drivers actually use it!

One of the biggest complaints about other solutions is that drivers don't routinely use them.

The Porch Pod takes advantage of an action delivery drivers are already used to: scanning the tracking code at each step in the process.  Porch Pod is lightning fast (responding in less than 3 seconds), so it doesn't slow the driver down.  Our testing has given us reason believe these two key features will lead to an extremely high utilization rate (95%+) among delivery drivers for our boxes, with almost no effort on your part.  

The Porch Pod  unlocks using a package's tracking code
The Porch Pod unlocks using a package's tracking code

Once the tracking code is scanned, Porch Pod connects to our server through the WiFi connection and verifies the tracking code. Our servers will compare the tracking number against a complex algorithm to ensure only a valid delivery will allow access.  

Once the tracking code is validated, the driver can open the box and place the package inside.  Securing the box is as simple as closing the lid.

When returning home, you'll just need your smartphone to unlock your Porch Pod.

More room = more time doing what you love

Original Porch Pod and Porch Pod XL
Original Porch Pod and Porch Pod XL

The Porch Pod was designed with the central premise of accepting multiple packages over time.  The Original Porch Pod can hold multiple common household purchases like books, laptops, tablets, and electronics.  The Porch Pod XL can hold dozens of deliveries - even the biggest of purchases including desktop computers, pet food, and un-assembled furniture. 

The capacity of your Porch Pod package safe will ensure that you'll have the freedom to order what you want, when you want - without worry that your packages will be stolen or damaged while you're away.   


Accepts shipments from all major carriers

We include a notice to delivery drivers to utilize the box for your deliveries.  Since using the box is fast and simple, we're confident of great driver utilization.

Theft, rain, snow, or animals - the Porch Pod keeps your delivery safe from them all!

The Porch Pod is made from thick, 16 gauge structural steel (you can literally stand on the lid) and the lid is secured by a hardened steel solenoid and a captive hinge, making it virtually impervious to prying, cutting, or impact.

We're sure the Porch Pod that can withstand attack by any criminal, animal, weather, and probably even a small nuclear blast.  


Want to know more about the Porch Pod?  Visit us at ThePorchPod.com

Want more information on our statistics? Visit us at ThePorchPod.com/pages/stats

Risks and challenges

We've built several working prototypes that are undergoing testing. We're confident we can deliver on our promises, but know these important points:

- Your Porch Pod may vary slightly in appearance from what is shown here. We may make these changes to ensure each Porch Pod functions perfectly every time. If we do change the design, we'll communicate it to our backers well ahead of delivery. Color and size are unlikely to change.

- The Porch Pod depends on a WiFi connection. If the WiFi signal isn't strong where you intend for your Porch Pod to go, you might have issues. You should confirm your wireless signal strength to ensure Porch Pod will operate seemlessly.

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    Battery (Optional)

    Sign up for this reward to receive an battery pack to power your Porch Pod package safe. Only required if your porch doesn't have easy access to a standard wall outlet. Will be delivered with your Porch Pod.

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    Porch Pod (Super Early Bird)

    Be the first in line to get your Porch Pod. Earliest backers receive the biggest discount and the quickest delivery date.

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    • Power Cord
    • Anchoring Equipment
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    Porch Pod (Backer)

    Be the next in line to get your Porch Pod. Earliest backers receive the biggest discount and the quickest delivery date.

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    EXTRA LARGE Porch Pod

    Just like our standard 11" x 16" x 15", 1.5 Cubic Foot Porch Pod, but bigger for huge deliveries.

    Extra Large version measures 20"front to back, 32" side to side, and 24" inches tall, a total of 8.9 Cubic Feet

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    • Cable Lock
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