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If you’ve ever had a package stolen from your porch or have worried it may happen when you’re having something valuable delivered, you might want to check out an inconspicuous solution: a storage bench that doubles as a delivery vault.
The BenchSentry Smart Contactless Delivery Vault looks like a storage bench but protects like a safe. This delivery box for your porch works by using the tracking numbers on your packages to unlock for delivery drivers.
All you do is enter the tracking codes for your upcoming deliveries. When drivers get to your house, they will see instructions on the keypad and hear an audio message prompting them to enter the last four digits of that delivery’s tracking code. Once entered, the storage bench will unlock to receive the package and then closes to keep deliveries secure until you’re ready to get them. You can manage and review your deliveries, as well as lock and unlock your storage bench, from your phone.
Any grocery or delivery service can make deliveries to the bench as long as they have the code. You can even create a custom four-digit code for friends and family so they can pick up or leave packages, too.
There are a few ways to get this package box for your porch. The bench is selling on Sam’s Club’s website for $299. You will need a membership to purchase one, and you can only buy two per account. Shipping is free for Plus Club members.
Amazon also has the bench for $299, but it’s not on Prime, and the shipping fee is $39. Amazon offers the bench in two colors, tan and gray.
You can also choose between the two colors if you buy the bench directly from BenchSentry. If you buy it direct, it sells for $338, and they offer free shipping.
Other companies are making secure delivery boxes for porches as well.
Loxx Boxx also makes delivery boxes for your porch that store and lock your packages, all run via an app. Their large box comes in red, beige and green and is $278 on Amazon. Delivery is free.
Have you ever had a package stolen from your porch?