Anti-Theft Front Door Mailbox

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Porch Pirates are evil people who steal unattended packages from your front door. I believe I have devised a way to thwart them. Basically this system turns the front door into a mailbox of sorts. See it in action after the jump.

I wanted something that was simple to use, secured the packages AND the home, did not compromise weather sealing, was not too obtrusive, and could theoretically be added to any home.

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There are protrusions on both sides of the door, and inside this space there is a drawer. The bottom of the drawer turns into a slide for packages when the drawer is closed (the red thing).

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The drawer bottom/slide is weighted so it will pull the drawer fully-closed if the delivery person doesn’t fully close the drawer.

There is a magnetic weather seal on the front of the drawer opening that works like a fridge door, to help with weather insulation. The drawback is it takes a bit of a yank to open.

This system shouldn’t get in the way of opening or closing the door, and could even be bigger to allow for larger packages. I just felt this mockup was an ideal size for functionality and to prevent a thief from trying to unlock the door.

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