The Gate Smart Mailbox Prevents Mail Theft

 - May 12, 2015
References: & gizmag
The Gate smart mailbox is a modern version of the old-school switch-and-doorbell mailbox that is designed to alert you when you have mail and prevent mail theft. Currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign, this digital contraption is designed to be fitted to standard US mailboxes.

The system comprises a home unit that acts as a control center -- connected to the user's smartphone -- and a mailbox unit that attaches to the mailbox and is equipped with motion sensors that can detect when the box is opened.

This device is perfect not just for those weary of postal theft but also the elderly and people with mobility issues who'd appreciate minimizing the number of trips to and from their mailbox.