Have you ever missed a delivery, had one of your packages stolen, or maybe even wanted to watch your breakfast burrito be delivered to you in just a few minutes by a drone? DRONEDEK plans to deliver on these desires and more starting in early 2022 alongside The People’s Network with the “Mailbox of the Future:” A platform-agnostic smart mailbox designed to consolidate all deliveries to one secure and connected point.
DRONEDEK Chairman & CEO, Dan O’Toole, is among the first individuals in the United States to secure patents for a smart mailbox designed for secure drone delivery. In doing so, O’Toole beat out Amazon, UPS, and the USPS by only a number of days. Needless to say, DRONEDEK is on the cutting edge of future innovations with its imminent smart mailbox technology.
Besides security, DRONEDEK smart mailboxes will benefit users by providing:
- Package Preservation: A climate-controlled interior (hot things stay hot; cold things stay cold). Plus, with plans to add a battery meter with temperature and humidity sensors, package preservation will be backed by real-time data
- Convenient Usability: Everything is done via an easy-to-use DRONEDEK app on your phone (iOS/Android)
- Unlocking Unlimited Range: Induction charging unlocks infinite range for drones, scooters, and other rechargeable devices
- Emergency Alerts: Emergency features within the app allow users to alert emergency services and help better identify the address in need
- Network Expansion: As the network of DRONEDEK units grows it will bring expanded coverage, network security, and data usage to The People’s Network. Every day packages are currently being delivered to more than 160+ million addresses in the US alone!
Since its inception, DRONEDEK has raised over $5.5+ million in angel investments and crowdfunding to support its smart mailbox product launches set for early 2022. Use cases for smart mailboxes are understandably inexhaustible, ranging from residential customers to business parks and campuses (medical, universities, etc) to defense and beyond.
These customers are backed by early research which shows that:
- 1.7 million packages are stolen daily
- 91% of the 100+ million packages delivered daily are drone-deliverable (under 5 lbs)
- 10% of drone dispatches will likely involve food deliveries for restaurants and fast-food chains using any carrier method