To use BoxLock, your delivery driver simply grabs the BoxLock and presses the button on the top to scan the tracking number on your package. Only packages addressed to you and that are actually out for delivery that day will unlock the BoxLock. The driver opens the bin, places your package safely inside, closes the bin and locks the lock.
You’ll be notified which package was scanned and that your BoxLock is safely locked with your packages inside.
When it works, home delivery is a convenient and efficient way to get anything you need from just about anywhere. But what about when a package isn't on your doorstep, even though the carrier's tracking says it was delivered?
If you're one of the 23 million Americans who've had a package stolen from their doorstep by a "porch pirate," you've experienced the frustration of a missing package and the hassle, delay and expense of trying to replace it - if it's replaceable at all.
If it looks like we're out of Porch Boxes and Parcel Boxes or you don't see a style or color you like, don't fret. There are lots of other options out there. We've curated a few others here.
Designed for most single family homes and small businesses with one location. It will be available for one flat fee with no monthly costs.
BoxLock Home supports one lock, one administrator and four additional users.
- Users and Administrators can unlock the lock via Bluetooth
- Unlimited auto collection and tracking from Amazon, FedEx, UPS and USPS
- Share barcodes permanently, for one time use or with an expiration date
A subscription-based service for your BoxLock, designed for contractors, franchise owners, and other businesses or families that need multiple BoxLocks.
BoxLock Pro comes with support for 5 locks and 10 users. All users can be administrators. Additional locks and users can be added to the account for a low monthly fee.
- All BoxLock Home features
- Any user can be an administrator
- Support for tracking up to 500 shipments/month from smaller, less common carriers
- Advanced barcode and user management on our mobile applications and desktop web
- Zapier Integration
Below is one of our earlier prototypes being unlocked by scanning the tracking number of a package with BoxLock's barcode reader.
Here you can see the same prototype being unlocked through the mobile application, providing a convenient way for the lock owner to open the lock without scanning a barcode.
Risks and challenges
Barcode Scanning in Sunlight
Barcode readers have a difficult time scanning in direct sunlight. Some barcode readers are better optimized for it than others. We know that the speed in which BoxLock scans is critical to the ease of use for both owners and delivery drivers. We’re hard at work testing different scanners and trying to find the scanner that’s the most effective in the broadest range of environmental conditions to ensure the scanning process is quick and effortless at a component costs that fits within our $129 price point.
Delivery Driver Support
We’ve spoken with dozens of drivers from all of the major carriers and all have told us they’d have no problem using BoxLock and they think it’s a great idea for protecting their customers packages. We’ve even had threads on Facebook where drivers have rushed to their defense and invited other drivers to the conversation when consumers have been skeptical of their support. All that said, we still believe it’s going to take a lot of hard work and advocacy to ensure that there’s broad enough driver awareness and we’re working hard to gain active support from the major shipping companies. We’re concurrently reaching out to neighborhood associations, unions and local law enforcement organizations to help drive the support in the local communities.
Hardware is Hard
Building hardware comes with a complex set of challenges that are unique to each and every product. We’re working hard with a cross discipline group of industry leading experts to make sure that this goes as smoothly as possible, but as with all hardware projects we expect we’ll have some bumps in the road. We’ve left time in our timeline to account for this and anticipate that we will be able to meet our deadlines and quantities.
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