Drone Delivery Solutions Have Been Slow to Develop

Dean Maciuba

Dean Maciuba

Managing Partner North America for Last Mile Experts, where he is responsible for US based consulting services.

The home delivery is the most important component of the e-commerce value proposition and we are starting to see that value proposition challenged via efforts to redirect residential deliveries to retail access points for consumer pick-up.

Personally, I do not want to go to Walmart or Walgreens to pick up my on-line purchase as I prefer to have those items, including groceries and meals, delivered to my house, and securely released if I am not home to accept the delivery.

It is obvious to me that the solution is a personal, residential smart-box (lockbox) that is based upon an open architecture platform that can universally accept and secure, home-delivered parcels, perishable groceries and meals from any carrier or merchant. One such product is DynoSafe.

I have many questions about personal smart boxes that support the released, unattended home delivery and CEO/Founder of DynoSafe, Rebecca Romanucci, has agreed to answer those questions.

Dean Maciuba (DM): Tell us about DynoSafe and how it works?

Rebecca Romanucci, DynoSafe (RR): DynoSafe is an IoT, smart home, temperature-controlled lock-box safe that secures to your home, protecting your deliveries from theft and the elements and from exposure to organisms that can cause illness, such as the virus that causes COVID-19.

DM: You are saying that DynoSafe is also a temperature-controlled personal storage system, correct?

RR: That’s right. When you place an order, you assign a desired temperature for the order. When the delivery is made, it quickly adjusts to that preassigned setting.

DM: So then, is DynoSafe a technology or personal storage solution, or both?

RR: It’s both! DynoSafe is a smart-home IoT device, that is intended to interact with other smart devices, like smartphones, Alexa, and all smart devices. It also can interact with delivery robots, electric AI vehicles, and drones. The locking mechanism, temperature control components, and more are controlled through the app. A person can easily use DynoSafe for personal storage and access control for outgoing and incoming items. Codes can be provided to whoever wishes to make a delivery or pick up an item to be sent out.

DM: How might your average porch pirate feel about DynoSafe?

RR: The idea came about when I mailed $500 of product to a customer. She said she never received it, so of course, I pulled another $500 of product off my shelf and mailed that to her, this time with her signature required at delivery. A week later, one of my nurses received a call from the porch pirate who stole the items off of her porch. I was out over $1,000!

Porch Pirates go for the easy take, like an unattended box exposed on the porch. With DynoSafe, they don’t know if there is something inside or not. DynoSafe also secures to the porch, has a built-in alarm, similar to a car alarm, that will sound if the container is lifted or if the lock is jimmied, and an alert will be sent to the owner’s smart device, warning them. It will not be easy to lift and toss into a car.

DM: Have the major parcel carriers agreed to integrate your access technology into their delivery platforms and can smaller, last-mile delivery companies easily integrate with DynoSafe?

I have many questions about personal smart boxes that support the released, unattended home delivery and CEO/Founder of DynoSafe, Rebecca Romanucci, has agreed to answer those questions.

Dean Maciuba (DM): Tell us about DynoSafe and how it works?

Rebecca Romanucci, DynoSafe (RR): DynoSafe is an IoT, smart home, temperature-controlled lock-box safe that secures to your home, protecting your deliveries from theft and the elements and from exposure to organisms that can cause illness, such as the virus that causes COVID-19.

DM: You are saying that DynoSafe is also a temperature-controlled personal storage system, correct?

RR: That’s right. When you place an order, you assign a desired temperature for the order. When the delivery is made, it quickly adjusts to that preassigned setting.

DM: So then, is DynoSafe a technology or personal storage solution, or both?

RR: It’s both! DynoSafe is a smart-home IoT device, that is intended to interact with other smart devices, like smartphones, Alexa, and all smart devices. It also can interact with delivery robots, electric AI vehicles, and drones. The locking mechanism, temperature control components, and more are controlled through the app. A person can easily use DynoSafe for personal storage and access control for outgoing and incoming items. Codes can be provided to whoever wishes to make a delivery or pick up an item to be sent out.

DM: How might your average porch pirate feel about DynoSafe?

RR: The idea came about when I mailed $500 of product to a customer. She said she never received it, so of course, I pulled another $500 of product off my shelf and mailed that to her, this time with her signature required at delivery. A week later, one of my nurses received a call from the porch pirate who stole the items off of her porch. I was out over $1,000!

Porch Pirates go for the easy take, like an unattended box exposed on the porch. With DynoSafe, they don’t know if there is something inside or not. DynoSafe also secures to the porch, has a built-in alarm, similar to a car alarm, that will sound if the container is lifted or if the lock is jimmied, and an alert will be sent to the owner’s smart device, warning them. It will not be easy to lift and toss into a car.

DM: Have the major parcel carriers agreed to integrate your access technology into their delivery platforms and can smaller, last-mile delivery companies easily integrate with DynoSafe?