Even at 70 - years - old, Guelph - based Danby Appliances still finds new ways to surprise. Parcel Guard by Danby, the company’s latest innovat ion unveiled two days ago at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, was named one of the 5 coolest tech products by USA Today . The new smart home product was met with praise as an innovative and simple solution to parcel theft.
"I’m delighted Parcel Guard by Danby is one of the ‘coolest’ products at this year’s show. After all, Danby knows cool,” says Jim Estill, CEO of Danby Appliances and innovat or behind Parcel Guard. “Danby is known for our bar fridges, freezers, and air conditioners. Parcel Guard is our first venture into smart home technology and I’m excited about the problem we’re solving. Last year over 25 million households in the United St ates reported stolen packages. I think 10 years from now, every home in North America will have one of these [Parcel Guard].”
S everal other high - profile tech and news outlets were quick to highlight Parcel Guard as one of this year’s most innovative products. Parcel Guard by Danby is unique in that it easily integrates with your home. You plug it in and connect it to your wireless internet and it’s ready to use.
Delivery drivers simply open Parcel Guard’s anti - theft drop slot or scan packages to open the secure bottom door. Parcel Guard locks, and homeowners receive notification through the app that their packa ge is secure. Parcel Guard also comes with a built - in motion - activated IP camera, tamper alarm (as loud as a car alarm) and weight monitor.
“Fifteen billion parcels are shipped each year and that number is expected to grow in 2019,” says Estill. “ We’re really excited that Parcel Guard by Danby is t he first s mart mailbox on the market to give consumers a way to avoid missed parcel deliveries and stop parcel thief .”
Danby will be showcasing Parcel Guard at CES (Sands Expo, Halls A - D - 42750) from January 8 - 11, 2019. Registered attendees and media are invited to visit the booth and speak with a company representative. Jim Estill – CEO of Danby Appliances and the innov ator behind Parcel Guard – will also be available for interviews after the show should media have additional questions.