Eufy SmartDrop is a great investment in your home security and protects you from porch pirates.
With an estimated $4.9 trillion US dollars spent worldwide on e-commerce in 2021, it’s no wonder that thieves have taken to stalking porches rather than cars in parking lots. In fact, 43% of Americans report falling victim to porch pirates. So, what can consumers do to protect themselves from this type of theft? One potential solution is to add a secured location for package drop-off to your home or business.
When you search on Amazon for ‘locked delivery box,’ there are a number of options that come up. But, we discovered earlier this year, that not all package boxes are created equal. Some of them are downright awful. One that easily stands above the rest is the Eufy SmartDrop — Smart Delivery Box.
The Eufy SmartDrop was originally released in July 2021 after a successful Kickstarter that launched in August 2020. It is essentially an extra large safety deposit box that can be used for delivery drivers to leave packages in when the user isn’t at home. SmartDrop measures 30 x 14.4 x 12.6 inches and is 68 liters in volume.
The box has a built-in HD camera and 2-way audio that can act as a smart doorbell of sorts. With it, delivery drivers can alert users that they have a package to leave. The box can be left unlocked for package deposit (it automatically locks after one has been made).
If the box is locked, a pin code can be set and relayed to delivery drivers via the shipping label or communicating through the SmartDrop’s camera and microphone. The user can unlock the box via pin code, standard mechanical key, mobile app, or smart assistant.