Porch pirates can be aggravating as every city has them and they do not discriminate. No package is too small or too big for these thieving lunatics and it can be difficult to protect yourself from them. However, some companies have made it possible to protect these packages with special lock boxes that are pretty good at pulling it off. Loxx Boxx is another one of these companies.
A few years ago we covered one from Yale that was quite similar to this. Now Loxx Boxx is one more company adding its name to that list with its own package locker solution.
Users are able to assign access codes that delivery drivers can use to open the box and place packages in. It can be a one-time code based on the tracking number (last four digits) or a set code you can provide within the delivery information. Once the package is inside, it can’t be retrieved until you open the box yourself.
Notifications can be set up so you know when packages arrive and even track the temperature inside the box (in case it is food or something delicate). It offers a touch-screen display and app interface and even comes with insurance in case someone does manage to circumvent it (up to $500 product value).
Two sizes are available in multiple colors (brown, beige, black, gray, green, red) to match the size of and space around your home. It does come with a subscription cost for notifications and insurance ($1.99/mo for Wi-Fi connected subscription and $3.99/mo for cellular connected). MSRP is $349 or $399 depending on the size and they can be found via Amazon.
It’s a neat idea that multiple companies have been offering now and really can help prevent package theft. The only thing that could work against it is the fact that many delivery drivers are in a race to complete their deliveries. So they might not pay attention to delivery instructions. These days, most don’t even ring your doorbell anymore as that might slow them down. So it would be interesting to see how many comply with these instructions.