At Least 23 million Americans have had packages stolen from their homes. Most of us receive shipped goods to our homes on a regular basis. Now more than ever is it important to protect your packages. That’s where The Package Guard steps in.
At the size of a frisbee, Package Guard is a Wi-Fi-enabled device that alerts you when a package has been delivered to your house and, more importantly, sets off a loud alarm if anyone unauthorized tries to steal the package.
The Package Guard automatically notifies you when your packages have been moved via email or a text message. The Package Guard can notify multiple people, like your neighbors, in the event the alarm goes off.
Simple to setup, the Package Guard runs off of 4 AA batteries and will operate for 9 months without needing them changed. And with it’s water-sealed design, you don’t have to worry about moving the device inside during inclement weather.
Able to hold 400lbs of weight, the package guard can easily hold multiple stacked packages.
The device can easily be fastened to your porch or deck with a screw or by using the adhesive pads on the bottom of the unit. We have also designed the Package Guard to trigger an alarm if a thief attempts to steal the device with your packages, ensuring your goods and device don’t go anywhere.
The Package Guard won’t eradicate package theft, but it will help deter it the same way your car alarm or home security system can prevent, but not eliminate a break-in or theft.
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"Package Guard is doing the same thing that the car alarms did 25 years ago when somebody tried to break in. When there's an alarm, most thieves run." -- Geekwire
"I saw this in Seattle a few weeks back and it made me want to invest in the company because the idea is so simple, but so needed.” -- Robert Scoble
Michael Grabham is a five-time founder and active member in the Seattle Startup ecosystem with Startup Grind and Start IT Seattle on KIRO7 TV. He is a product and revenue guy who loves to build teams and products. He is in constant pursuit of knowing the customers deeply to deliver a great product experience. A “make it happen” person who loves revenue and knows how to have fun and get things done.
We’ve developed, designed, prototyped, and tested the device, but now we need your help to get the Package Guard to market. We will be using the funds to create the molds for manufacturing and to complete the FCC certifications for the device as well as to cover our patent and package design costs, on top of an initial 1000 unit production run with our manufacturer.
Risks and challenges
As with any new product, potential pitfalls are always possible and we want our investors to be aware that there could be surprises along the way. Manufacturing a product at large scale takes time and trouble shooting, but these potential problems will only cause a delay production and not cause failure of the product.
The Package Guard is made from existing technologies and parts, since we are not using any technology that has not already been 100% proven to be stable, we believe the only risk will be the potential delay of delivery date. As with any small team, communication is key, and we want our investors to know that they’ll be updated every step of the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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