Drone delivery smart mailbox to be demonstrated

Drone delivery smart mailbox to be demonstrated

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By Rich Pell

The company’s smart mailbox for drone package receiving and storage is designed for receiving or sending food, medicine, groceries or parcels. It is a secure porch, roof, window, house, or building mounted box, says the company, and may be secured to an existing edifice or mailbox post.

“We are consolidating all delivery to one point,” says founder and CEO Dan O’Toole, “including robotic, unmanned-driverless vehicle, aerial drone and conventional delivery, with our platform-agnostic safe, secure, smart mailbox.”

Along with unveiling its first unit upon request, the company says it will offer demonstration opportunities to interested media and drone tech supporters in Hamilton and Marion counties in Indiana in July. It will also deliver food to golfers at the Lakes of Taylor Golf Club in suburban Detroit in August.

“We’re also in active discussions to pilot medicine delivery in Ghana and Africa,” says O’Toole. “And, just for fun, DRONEDEK will be featured in a new movie called ‘Charge it to the Game’ where our mailbox will be used for characters to receive deliveries of Nike shoes and BLK Water.”

The DroneDek smart mailbox includes the following features:

  • Heated Motorized Door
  • Cushioned platform to prevent package damage
  • Lowering platform for increased package capacity
  • Climate Controlled for food/beverage/pharmaceuticals
  • Letter Slot for Traditional Mail
  • Sensor Detection for biohazards and explosives with emergency service reporting
  • UV Disinfection
  • Solar Panel for onboard power
  • Drone Charging

Communication Features

  • GPS Communication
  • Drone Status
  • Bluetooth
  • Two-Way Speaker System
  • DocuSign compatible for acceptance of delivery

Security Features

  • Mounted Security Camera
  • Passcode/Key/Fob Access
  • Encrypted Access
  • Ability to “Paint” Targets for Tag and Track

To date, says the company, it has raised more than $3 million in capital raises and via the Wefunder platform where it has earned the distinction of being the highest valuation, pre-revenue company to ever successfully crowdfund since the inception of crowdfunding. It was issued its first patent in 2017 and its second patent for its smart mailbox in 2019. The company says it has four additional patents under examination with the USPTO.


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