Dronedek to trial facial recognition mailboxes

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Autonomous delivery company Dronedek has partnered with facial recognition provider Scylla to trial facial recognition services in select phases of testing its mailbox device, which secures and temperature-protects traditionally or autonomously delivered food, mail and packages.

On August 15, 2022, the company launched its pilot program in Lawrence, Indiana, which was the first time that first-class mail was delivered to Dronedek smart mailboxes by a United States Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier. In the future, Scylla may provide Dronedek with various features for other use-cases beyond biometric-based access. The company also offers other AI video analytics solutions such as gun detection, drone security, perimeter intrusion detection, anomaly detection and behavior recognition, smoke and fire detection and more.

Dan O’Toole, chairman and CEO of Dronedek, said, “We took note of how Scylla provides users with some of the best and most reliable access control and biometric technologies in the markets today. Collaborative partnerships like these will help ensure our users have a fast, secure and reliable experience. Our team has been exploring a myriad of access options from QR codes to keys to app-based and the one that gets us the most excited is the idea of facial recognition and being able to unlock the right smart mailbox just like we can with our cell phones now.”

Kris Greiner, vice president of global sales at Scylla, said, “We are excited to partner with Dronedek and their ground-breaking drone package receiving and storage technology. We believe the integration with Scylla’s powerful face recognition technology will help further bolster drone security and provide exceptional customer experience to Dronedek’s clients.”

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