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Smart drone delivery mailbox                                        

26th November, 2021 Security

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Context: Bengaluru-based company ties up with US company.



  • Indianapolis-based DroneDek Corporation, a US firm that designs smart mailbox for secure drone delivery, entered into an agreement with Bengaluru-based Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to design, develop and produce smart mailbox units for worldwide distribution.


About DroneDek  mailbox

  • It is a feature-rich, secure mailbox that accepts delivery from a robotic, unmanned driverless, aerial drone or by conventional means.
  • The device would accept parcels through traditional delivery methods, and is envisioned to become an everyday utility service, like power or water.
  • The device is capable of keeping packages hot or cold, will alert users to arrival of a package, recharge drones, and even serve as an emergency alert mechanism, if necessary.
  • An app controls when the device is opened for delivery or retrieval, and also controls its emergency alarm features.