Q. Can a thief take the packages and the Package Clipper and just run away?
A. Its not that easy. The Package Clipper can be secured in multiple ways, so removing it will take extra tools and time. It will also sound an alarm if it is unplugged. They would have to be willing to ignore the alarm and spend time on the porch removing the Package Clipper device.
Q. How long does the alarm last when the package is unclipped or the wire is cut if it is not shut off by the app?
A. The default time is 1 minute, but you can set it for any length.
Q. How can you get a delivery person to clip the packages?
A. When you order your item on-line, add a note to the delivery person to ‘Clip’ each package so you can tip them. Then make sure you place your QR code near the clipper on your porch so the delivery person can easily scan your code when they deliver the package. They can only get a tip if they clip your package.
We would also suggest using the ‘Delivery’ sign to request the delivery person to clip each package and scan the QR code to earn a tip.
Q. How much will the Package Clipper cost?
A. We are still waiting for pricing from the manufacturer. We hope to keep it below $70, with the crowd funding cost around $50 for the Clipper and two Clips.
Q. When will the Package Clipper be available?
A. We are finishing the prototype, speaking to manufacturers and preparing for a crowd funding application. The timeline on this website shows the estimated dates as far as we currently know.