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Best Smart Delivery Boxes for Home: Keep Your Packages Safe

Our ultimate guide to the best smart delivery boxes that protect your home deliveries of any size.

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In our fast-paced world, online shopping has become the norm. And with more of us working from home and the holidays us, the surge in home deliveries is upon us. As a result, porch piracy and package theft are on the rise. This is where smart home delivery boxes come to the rescue. These smart home devices are a must-have for smart homes that get tons of deliveries to their front or back door. Whether it is for business or pleasure, smart delivery packages can help you keep your parcels safe and sound while you are on a Zoom call or out and about.

In this article, we will explore three top contenders in the smart delivery box market, each with unique features and attributes to ensure the safety and convenience of your package deliveries.

Yale Smart Delivery Box: The Epitome of Security

a photo of Yale Smart Deliverry Box on a porchYale Smart Delivery BoxGearBrain

The Yale Smart Delivery Box is a cutting-edge solution for homeowners looking to safeguard their deliveries. It is also the smallest of our list's three smart delivery boxes. However, it comes with some standout features:

  • Tamper-Proof Locking System: The Yale Smart Delivery Box boasts a tamper-proof locking mechanism, ensuring your packages remain safe until you retrieve them.
  • Mobile App Integration: With the accompanying Yale Access app and a Yale Connect Wi-Fi Bridge, you receive real-time notifications and the ability to remotely unlock the box for delivery personnel. The Yale Connect is included in Wi-Fi versions of the Yale Smart Delivery Box.
  • Alternative Access: This smart delivery box can be unlocked using a keypad. You can add the Yale Smart Keypad so you can unlock the box during phone-free moments and share codes with people you trust or delivery personnel. If you create a delivery profile with each major carrier, such as FedEx, UPS, or USPS, you can get alerts when the packages are delivered. Also, you can easily change or delete codes using the Yale Access App.
  • Climate Control: Users can add an optional cooler bag, sold separately by Kingsley Park, to help protect their packages from extreme weather conditions.
  • Durable Build: It is constructed from high-quality materials, guaranteeing long-term durability and resistance to tampering.
  • Size: The Yale Smart Delivery box comes with a spacious interior (16" H x 22" W x 13" D - or 4.8 cubic feet) that accommodates most package sizes.
  • Easy Installation: The Yale Smart Delivery Box is straightforward to install and fits seamlessly onto your home's exterior porch or landing.

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The Yale Smart Delivery Box costs $279.99, comes with Wi-Fi, and is priced at $329.99 when you add Smart Keypad. It's available on the company site, Amazon, and a few home specialty retailers. Please read our full review here.

Loxx Boxx Smart Delivery Box: Simplistic Elegance

photo of Loxx Boxx on a porchLoxx Boxx Smart Delivery Box Review GearBrain

The Loxx Boxx Smart Delivery Box is a blend of elegance and functionality, offering an array of features to enhance the delivery experience. It is also the only smart delivery box that comes fully assembled. Here are some of the other features:

  • Secure Keyless Entry: It features a keyless entry system, which can be controlled via a PIN code (5 to ten digits long) or smartphone app (via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or cellular connections), providing multiple layers of security.
  • Large Storage Capacity: The Loxx Boxx boasts a spacious interior, accommodating various package sizes, ensuring that even larger parcels are safe. It provides 8 cubic feet of storage. Though it is not the biggest of the three smart boxes, it is the tallest. So, if you get a lot of tall or long packages, the Loxx Boxx can easily accommodate them.
  • Fade-proof UV Coding: This smart box is equipped with fade-proof UV-resistant coating, which prevents your delivery box from fading and easier for cleaning.
  • Minimalist Design: Its minimalist, modern design complements your home's aesthetic, making it an attractive addition to your porch. Loxx Boxx is available in two styles: Classic and Household. The Classic is tall and wide and can store 5 cubic feet (21-3/8" W x 24-1/2"H x 16-3/4"D). While the Household is long and wide and stores 8 cubic feet (38-1/2" W x 21-3/4"H x 16-3/4"D). Both of these boxes come in various color finishes.
  • Weather Resistance: The Loxx Boxx is weather-resistant, protecting your packages from rain, snow, and extreme temperatures. It is also the only smart box made of durable steel tightly welded to safeguard parcels against porch pirates and pests. It comes fully assembled, which makes the setup process quick and easy, and includes mounting hardware.
  • Portable Power: A durable rechargeable battery powers Loxx Boxx, which negates the need for AC power. This allows you more options to secure your smart delivery box to any space outside your smart home.
  • Subscription plans: The Loxx Boxx is the only smart delivery box with two subscription plans: Wi-Fi enabled and LTE/Cellular. The difference between the two plans is the connectivity for the delivery box. The Wi-Fi-enabled subscription costs $1.99 a month and provides only Wi-Fi connectivity. The LTE/Cellular subscription costs $3.99, and you get Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and LTE/Cellular connectivity. This is helpful when your box loses power and you need to open it. Or if your Wi-Fi goes down and you are away from home and need to check if a delivery was made.
  • Use as Drop-off Box: Loxx Boxx can be used for drop-off and pickup. This feature will come in handy if you are running a small business out of your house. Note: it only works with USPS for now.
  • Works with the following delivery services: UPS, USPS, FedEx, Walmart, Amazon, DHL, gopuff, GrubHub, instacart, DoorDash, and Shipt.
How much do the Loxx Boxx models cost? The Classic costs $349 for Wi-Fi enabled and $369 for LTE/Cellular connectivity. The Household Loxx Boxx is available with Wi-Fi only or LTE/Cellular Service. The Wi-Fi-enabled version costs $399, and LTE/Celluar goes for $419. Both comes in six colors: black, beige, gloss red, grey, matte brown, and spruce. You get a 30-day free trial for the Wi-Fi. You can also add a solar panel, which you get 50% off the $49 cost if you add it into the cost of the smart delivery box. Read our full review here.

BenchSentry by Genie Package Delivery Box: The Future of Convenience

BenchSentry by Genie Secure Package Delivery Box

The BenchSentry by Genie is a game-changer in the smart home delivery box market. It is the biggest of all three smart delivery boxes we tested and comes with standout features designed to make your life easier. (Note: we did not test the Loxx Boxx Household box which is the biggest of all smart delivery boxes - 8 cubic feet.). The features of this smart delivery box include:

  • Easy to open Lid: The BenchSentry has an easy to open lid that opens and closes smoothly when packages are delivered, offering convenience.
  • Built-in Light: It has built-in light to help you see what has been delivered at night. This light inside your box wcomes in handy on those dark nights.
  • Touchscreen and speaker: BenchSentry is the only smart delivery box that comes with comes with a touchscreen and a speaker,
  • Large Storage capacity: BenchSentry measures 25" high by 35" wide and 23" deep while Yale Smart Delivery Box measures only 24" high by 25' wide and 18" deep. BenchSentry is also weatherproof and UV fade-resistant like Loxx Boxx. The overall storage capacity for the BenchSentry is 7 cubic feet.

a photo of Yale Smart Delivery box next to BenchSentry by Genie delivery boxBenchSentry is much bigger than Yale's Smart Delivery box but you need power wherever you place BenchSentry. Yale's is battery powered. GearBrain

  • Easy Accessibility: Designed for wheelchair accessibility, the BenchSentry is convenient for people of all abilities.
  • Owner's Portal: BenchSentry is the only one of the three smart delivery bozes that has an Owner's portal which users can use to access their box from any web browser. The Owner's Portal is an extension of the app and allows users to lock/unlock the delivery box, add tracking codes, and entry codes and keep track of events. Your mobile app credentials can be used to access your Owner's Portal.
  • Battery Backup: It includes a battery backup system, ensuring it remains operational even during power outages.
  • Delivery Service access: All the major delivery services like UPS, USPS, and FedEx can access the box if locked. All they have to do is insert the last four digits of the tracking code, place your packages inside the box, and then close the lid.
  • Garage Door Opener Compatibility: BenchSentry works with Aladdin Connect, a smart garage door controller by Genie Company. It works just like Chamberlain's myQ smart garage door controller however Aladdin Connect is only available in existing or retrofit Genie Smart Garage Door Openers with Aladdin Connect.

BenchSentry by Genie costs $449 and is available on Amazon, Walmart, and the company's website. The box is also available in two colors, slate or tan. You can also paint it to match your home's color. Just make sure you use a Krylon Fusion for plastic paint, Rust-O-Leum 2X Paint and Primer, or HDX Tack Cloth. Read our full review here. 


Overall, smart delivery boxes offer several challenges and benefits for homeowners. You have to make sure your delivery person places the packages inside your box or follows the directions on the shipping instructions. If not, you still have a risk of a porch pirate stealing your package. However, if they do what they are suppose to do, these smart delivery boxes offer convenience, security, peace of mind, and environmental friendliness. When it comes to choosing the best smart home delivery box for your needs, consider your priorities. Whether it's top-notch security, a sleek and modern design, or ultimate convenience, these three smart delivery boxes have you covered. Also, make sure you have good connectivity wherever you place your delivery box. If signal is weak, consider getting a Wi-Fi extender to boost your wireless connection.

In conclusion, the Yale Smart Delivery Box offers top-tier security, the Loxx Boxx Smart Delivery Box combines elegance with efficiency, and the BenchSentry by Genie Package Delivery Box redefines convenience. Each of these smart delivery boxes has unique attributes that cater to various preferences and requirements. By investing in the correct smart delivery box, you can ensure that your packages are not only safe but also easily accessible and well-protected from the elements. Make your choice wisely and take a step toward a worry-free, secure delivery experience.

And if you need help finding other smart home security devices, visit The GearBrain, our smart home product find engine. It will help you find, buy and connect any smart device, including ones that are compatible with your existing smart devices or systems like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa enabled devices.

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