Anyone looking for a new generation of physical mailbox to remove the need to walk to the end of your drive everyday and check for letters, may find a new mailbox monitoring system built for the Internet of Things, by Jim Kolchin based in Los Angeles.
GATE is described by Kolchin as an Internet of Things (IoT) “smart mailbox for the 21st century home” uses a local network to know exactly when the mail is going to be delivered each day.
Watch the video below to see how the new GATE mailbox that can be positioned outside your house can be upgraded considerable.
GATE features include :
• Smart mailboxes distributed network learns local mail delivery patterns.
• Runs on solar panel and built using green materials.
• Instant alerts when your mail arrives.
• Predictive system gives you ETA every single day.
• Alerts your phone via text, email or Twitter.
• Up to 500 feet line of sight range
• Up to 2000 feet line of sight range with GATE+
• The mailbox unit uses a simple, reliable 915MHz TI radio transmitter and receiver to communicate with the home unit.
• Any standard mailbox is compatible with the mailbox unit, with a few exceptions. In order to fit the Mailbox enclosure box with wires, your mailbox door has to be at least 140mm (5.5 inches) wide.
• The range of the mailbox unit is not less than 100 feet, but may be up to 500 feet if no obstacles block line-of-sight between the base unit and the mailbox antenna.
For more information on the new GATE IoT system jump over to the Kickstarter website for details.
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