NB-IoT for Smart Connected Mail Boxes

Keeping track of parcels and courier deliveries is a difficult task, particularly during holiday seasons where the preparations are often at the last minute. Wouldn’t it be great to have a kind of smart connected mail box providing licenses for desired courier services to place parcels in your absence and informing you about it?

A solution could be provided by smart connected mail boxes, providing desired courier services with permissions to place parcels in absence, to unlock, in case somebody – may be the neighbor – has the license to empty the content during vacation times and to inform the owner via Smartphone App. Smart mailbox can also provide notification to the owner if a mail is delivered. This is ideal for people whose mailbox is located far from the house.

What is the benefit of doing this with NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT)? The main benefits are low device and maintenance costs as well as an extended coverage, enabling the installation of a cost-efficient and dense sensor system also in country areas.

NB-IoT smart connected mail boxes are still future visions, but might help some day to optimize delivery services.

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