Eufy Smart Drop wants to keep porch hackers at bay
Package theft is a growing problem in the United States, with 36% of respondents to a 2019 C&R Research survey saying they’ve had a package stolen at least once.
Enter the Eufy Security Smart Drop; a safe that can be used by delivery drivers to leave packages and letters while a user is not at home.
It basically has a built-in smart video doorbell, with delivery drivers able to alert users that they have a package to drop off, using a Full HD 1080p camera and two-way audio system. .
Users can leave the box unlocked before any delivery, with a PIN, key or connected smartphone app required to reopen it. The PIN code option is particularly useful for couriers as they can be informed of this code using two-way conversation or via the delivery instructions on the package itself.
The Smart Drop has dimensions of 30 x 14.4 x 12.6 inches and a volume of 68 liters, so it’s big enough for a few packages. It also has motion detection and voice prompts for parcel deliverers.
It is IP65 waterproof and can be mounted and fixed to the floor or wall for maximum safety.
The Eufy Security Smart Drop is available for pre-order on Kickstarter starting at $ 199, with delivery announced for July 2021. The total retail price is expected to be almost double that of $ 299.
Eufy is part of the Chinese group Anker; a growing player in the smart home landscape and consumers connected to the Internet.
The Eufy brand already has some fantastic devices for sale in the Western world, including its Robovac robot vacuums, smart security cameras, video doorbells and more.
Here is the full datasheet and list of manufacturer features:
● Integrated camera – 1080p; 160 ° view; Night vision ● Advanced AI – Face and motion detections; Delivery Notification and Registration ● Multiple Ways to Open – One Button / PIN / App / Key ● Voice Assistants – Works with Alexa and Google Assistant Safe ● Durable – Made with cold rolled carbon steel ● Weather resistant – Camera and indoor IP65 Drainage system ● Multiple storage options – Local (with HomeBase) and cloud ● Secure placement – Can be fixed to the floor or wall Easy to use ● Guidance by mail – Voice and light prompts / Instruction sticker ● Large capacity – 68L (25.6 “H × 17.7” W × 15.0 “W) ● 100% cordless – Removable battery with 3 months battery life