Americans stepped up their volume of home deliveries since early 2020. Online shopping rose 44% over the previous year, with $861.12 billion spent by consumers with U.S.-based merchants. With the high number of home deliveries, managing those packages has presented a challenge to many shoppers, particularly when no one is home to receive it. But New Home Inc. has a solution for contactless delivery with our Smart Door Delivery Center.
New Home Inc. is designing and building future-proof homes that suit the way people are living right now. Our homes include the ability to have the Smart Door Delivery Center in every floor plan we offer. This nook is inside the entry but doesn’t allow access to the home’s interior. With New Home Inc’s Smart Door Delivery Center and the included doorbell camera allow your deliveries to be placed inside your home, worry-free.
When an authorized delivery person arrives with a package, they use their pre-authorized code on the smart lock installed on the exterior door. The system verifies the code and unlocks the entry to the home delivery center. When the delivery person leaves, the door automatically locks, ensuring that the package is not accessible to passersby (like porch pirates).
Weather-proof home deliveries
If you’ve ever come home to a box of melted chocolate or a package covered with snow or drenched with rain, you can appreciate the value of a smart door delivery center. By having your packages left in an enclosed area, away from the elements, it is protected in a conditioned area, aka, the delivery center.
The Smart Door Delivery Center is heated and cooled, so packages won’t be exposed to outside weather or temperature elements. Some areas even have space for small refrigerators to be installed for that at-home grocery delivery. Your online shopping and home delivery service become safer and more secure than ever!
Put an end to porch pirates
Anything left in plain sight is tempting to thieves who peruse residential areas, looking for boxes left by front doors. When they think no one is home, they grab the package and run. They don’t care what’s in them. They just grab and run–and leave empty boxes by the roadside, evidence of the growing problem.
In 2020, about 14% of Americans—about 35.5 million shoppers—admit they’ve been victims of porch pirates, according to a study by the financial services firm, Finder. About 11% of those victims said that they had packages stolen three or more times, with an average value of $156.82 per package. Amazon orders accounted for nearly one-third of the total online purchases.
While some homeowners have installed security cameras to capture images of the thieves, wouldn’t it be better to prevent the theft than to track down the porch pirate?
New Home, New Solutions
Are you tired of worrying about whether you’ll actually receive your valuable packages when, where, and how you want them delivered? A smart door delivery center doesn’t require much space and the peace of mind it delivers adds tremendous value.
We’re putting our homebuilding knowledge, creativity, and experience to work for homebuyers. New Home Inc isn’t just about new construction, but new thinking. Our homes fit the way you live now, with the innovations you want and need. Our new homes for sale in Raleigh and the surrounding area of The Research Triangle reflect up-to-the-minute features and ideas. Check out our available homes and reach out to New Home Inc. to let us deliver you the lifestyle solution.