MailSnap: Upgrade Your Mailbox
Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
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With their product MailSnap, SimpliSecure aims to increase security and convenience of users’ mailing experience. Ambient light sensing is used to determine if the mailbox door has been opened or closed and if new mail has been added. After each time mail has been added to a user’s home mailbox, a flash photo is taken of the mail and the photo is sent to the user. The false back in which all hardware is contained helps secure the user’s device and conceal the MailSnap service. By sending the user a photo of their mail, they will be able to determine both if they need to go to their mailbox and if a piece of mail has been taken. Future development of an access log will allow users to identify if unauthorized access of their mailbox has occurred, enabling them to make more informed choices about when to pick up their mail.