Comparison: ParcelVault vs. Amazon Locker for Preventing Package Theft
When it comes to preventing package theft from porch pirates, two popular options are ParcelVault and Amazon Locker. Let's compare the features of each to help you decide which one is right for you.
With ParcelVault, you can simply open the exterior door, place your package inside, and close the door, and the package will fall safely inside the building. The attachment between ParcelVault's interior and exterior doors creates a seal that prevents the interior door from being opened as long as the exterior door is lowered, making it impossible for thieves or troublemakers to gain unwanted entry. In fact, even if someone tries to climb through the unit, their own weight is used against them to hold the interior door shut. ParcelVault features a sleek design that looks great and can accept a wide variety of items, including small cards, envelopes, and boxes up to 30" x 23" which is large enough to fit 95% of all packages. Even an 8’ fishing pole can fit through. The weight limit is 50 lbs, making it suitable for most deliveries. Here are some key features of ParcelVault:
- Allows packages to be delivered directly into your home without giving anybody direct access to the inside of your home
- Can store packages up to 30" x 23" inches
- Has a lockable mechanism to prevent theft
- Works for 95% of packages
- Includes a security lock that can be engaged to prevent the outer door from opening
- Has space to fit a motion sensor inside the unit that can send an alert whenever it’s opened
- Starts at $699
Amazon Locker is a self-service kiosk that allows you to pick up your packages at a secure location. You can choose from various locations across the country when placing your order on Amazon. Here are some key features of Amazon Locker:
- Provides a secure location for package pick-up
- Available at various locations across the country
- No installation required
- Free for Amazon Prime members
ParcelVault provides a physical delivery solution for packages and has a lockable mechanism to prevent theft. It allows your packages to be delivered directly inside your home without needing to provide anyone direct access to your house. Prices start at $699.
Amazon Locker, on the other hand, provides a secure location for package pick-up and is available at various locations across the country. It does not require any installation and is free for Amazon Prime members.
Ultimately, the choice between the ParcelVault and Amazon Locker will depend on your specific needs and preferences. Consider the frequency of your package deliveries and whether you prefer to pick up your packages or have them delivered to a secure location when making your decision. If all of your deliveries come from Amazon, you are comfortable with leaving your house to pick up all your packages, and you don’t want to spend extra money to secure your packages, then Amazon Locker is a good choice. If you want your packages to be delivered to your home in a secure manner, and you are willing to spend money to prevent porch pirates from stealing your packages then ParcelVault is a better option.