I am a new hubitat user and we are moving to a new house. As part of my Home Automation Journey I really would like to have a secure package box on the porch, preferably with a keypad. In a perfect universe the delivery person triggers my doorbell, I set a 1 use code and they enter it to release the package box, which they can deliver it safely. I can also remotely unlock it if need be. My issue so far is finding a lock. It would have to be a latch or pin bolt of some time. Worst case I could build a mini arduino that hooks up to the lock and a key pad, all run off a battery. The problem is the actual lock mechanism. Has anyone found a system that works with Hubitat?
TLDR: I want a secure package box on my porch I can control remotely or have a temp code I can give to delivery drivers.
I have a box by my front door with a sign that reads “Please put all packages in this box. Thank you”. It is a 2 foot plastic cube with a hinged lid available in most big box garden centers. It does not have a lock by choice. My thoughts are if they don't see the package they wont bother checking inside the box just in case.
95% of my deliveries go in the box unless the delivery person is in a hurry and tosses it on the porch.
Yea I think everyone is right, im probably just going to end up building a box or buying one with an auto drop on it. I do appreciate the help, the neighborhood we are moving to shouldnt have any issues with package theft, but all the other places we have lived have.