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BoxLock + Curbed's "Smart Home Tech Trends You Need to Know"

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Curbed published their list of Smart Home tech trends you need to know following this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

They focus on four trends for 2018:

  1. Fully wireless kitchen
  2. Smarter home deliveries
  3. Next-level “remote controls”
  4. Using data for better sleep and health
"One of those planter boxes is not like the other."

"One of those planter boxes is not like the other."

Under "Smarter home deliveries" Curbed mention Amazon and August's solutions that allow the driver to enter the home and Curbed calls BoxLock:

"A more consumer-facing solution for this so-called 'last mile delivery' challenge"

You can read the full article here on Curbed.

Clark Howard Shows off BoxLock and Other Atlanta Companies at CES

Atlanta isn't necessarily known for building consumer brands (Switchyards is out to fix that...), and it definitely isn't known for hardware either. 

Clark Howard from Atlanta's WSB-TV 2, went out to find some of the unique technologies created here in Georgia that were exhibiting at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). These companies are all both consumer brands and hardware products. 

One thing is for sure, three out of these four Atlanta companies are good at incredibly didactic names.

What do I do if a package is stolen or lost?

Packages are stolen or lost every single day and with the amount of deliveries increasing at a rapid rate, more and more packages will go lost or stolen. Last year alone 21 million people were affected by package theft largely due to unattended packages left on porches being such easy targets to porch pirates.

According to a new survey by Comcast’s Xfinity Home Security System, more than 50% of Americans say they know someone who's had a package stolen from outside their home, and 30% say they've experienced it themselves.

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When looking at search results on Google, we found that the search term for “Stolen Package” has exploded on Google trends over the past 7 years. Given that parcel shipments are estimated to grow more than 10% this year and .

Package stolen or lost claim process

The first step in the stolen or lost package process is filing a claim with whichever carrier delivered your package. Each carrier has their own set of instructions, process and claim forms for lost or stolen package, unfortunately none of them are very simple processes but we have listed them out for you below.

USPS Package Stolen

UPS Lost Package

FEDEX Package Stolen

Solutions to stop Stolen or Lost Packges

Naturally the next step in the process after your package has been stolen or lost is to find a solution. Unfortunately none of the solutions on the market right now actually stop package theft, they either monitor your front door via webcam like Nest, or are inconvenient 3rd party drop off locations.

Monitoring solutions like RingNest and Arlo do a great job of monitoring your house, recording the video in the cloud and giving your access to it via your smartphone or computer. As mentioned above they don't actually prevent package theft as you will simply be left with a video of a porch pirate walking away with your package.

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The only option that stops your package from being stolen would be the inconvenient 3rd party drop off locations like UPS Stores, FedEx Office or Amazon Lockers which are generally not close to your home and sometimes have additional monthly costs.

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That's why we made BoxLock, a internet connected smart padlock specifically designed to protect your packages from porch pirates and package thieves. Our lock can be placed on a storage box/bench of your choice and will be conveniently located on your front porch or stoop. Our lock provides a safe place for delivery drivers to place your package until you return home to retrieve them. Stolen packages will be a thing of the past with BoxLock.

Are you interested in learning more about BoxLock and how it can solve your package theft problem or stop it from potentially happening in the future? Purchase a BoxLock right now on our live Indiegogo campaign