Postal Minister Petra de Satter is working to establish a legal framework for these parcel boxes, it was announced Thursday. When people are not at home, parcels can be left in the parcel box by mail. This provides an additional flight.
Telenet is already jumping on the bandwagon. The company – known as the telecom operator and for its media offerings – offers a “smart parcel box”: a closed box placed at the front door where parcels can be left.
The courier who comes to deliver the parcel presses the button on the box and can put the parcel in it. Then the box closes automatically, after which the customer receives a notification in the companion app. If you receive a second delivery, you will receive a new notification on your phone asking you to open the box again to the delivery person. They can then safely leave the packaging behind. The box is automatically locked again and is always connected to your WiFi. When you get home, you can use the app to open your chest and take out all the packages.
Telenet launches two types of smart parcel boxes: one with network power and the other with battery and solar panel for charging. Smart Parcel Box can be ordered from Telenet Webshop and costs between 220 and 240 euros.
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