As the explosion of online shopping continues, more and more of us are having deliveries to our homes (I am now on first name terms with my local Amazon delivery driver, we have so many deliveries). Here lies one of our first world problems, i.e. making sure somebody’s is home to receive the multitude of parcels arriving. I normally end up missing a few parcels and hence I have to either reschedule or l make a personal journey to the parcel depot to collect it. It was with this in mind that I was intrigued to carry out a review of the Brizebox.
- Well constructed
- Different sizes/colours available, including multiple box installations
- Can be incorporated into a property build
- Large and more suited to business than residential applications
- A little on the expensive side
What is the Brizebox?
The Brize Box (named after its inventor Brian Willcox, and a play on the words Brian’s Box) is a secure postal box, that has the ability to not only receive letters but also parcels, including parcels of some considerable size as well.
The function of the parcel delivery box is simple: near the top of the box is the normal letterbox type opening, below that is a drawer that has a false bottom, which consists of flaps similar to bomb bay doors on a plane. When the handle is turned the flaps are drawn up enabling the drawer to open. The parcel is placed inside the drawer and when it is closed the flaps automatically release. This allows the parcel to drop through to the secure bottom section of the box, and thus providing secure package delivery. ‘What if my package is fragile?’ I hear you ask. Well, Brizebox has thought of this. Each box comes with 15mm of shock absorbing foam in the base to help provide a soft landing for your parcel. However, in certain circumstances you may want to take a little more care of your parcel, and that is why Brizebox has come up with an innovative solution to take care of these circumstances. Called Soft-Drop, it’s basically a floating base suspended from springs and helps cushion your parcel as it lands.
Upon receiving the Brizebox through for review, the first thing that I noticed was just how well engineered it was. The box measured in at 58 x 33 x 40 cm. It’s constructed from steel, and covered in a durable weather proof coating which appeared to be powder coated. A variety of colours are available, and the Brizebox that I received through for review can securely hold parcels of 41 x 31 x 22 cm.
The YouTube video shows the box in use.
The Brizebox can be mounted in a number of different ways:
1. The box can be mounted directly to the wall of your property by way of using 4 mounting points through the back of the box.
2. There is a mounting post option which gives a very similar look to the traditional mail boxes that we see over in the USA (and it would be nice to see Brizebox cracking into this market).
3. The box can be incorporated into the build of your property, which in my opinion looks the most finished installation.
4. There’s a multiple-box option for apartments.
When I first heard of the Brizebox I was a bit sceptical, was it really for me? But once I received the review unit, my mind was changed somewhat. The box is a bit bigger than I envisaged, but as I said earlier this is a quality engineered piece of kit.
On the pricing front, Brizebox’s start at £199 to £399 for the standalone units, and the apartments box’s are £199 and £299. The built-in versions are £299, and £399 respectively depending on the sizing. This might seem a little on the high side, but if you’ve had an expensive parcel go astray (as I have), it does make a sensible purchase.
So if your home or small business, receives a lot of parcels and have been
- repeatedly missed,
- or wasted time going to collect them, from the delivery agents
Then have a look at Brizebox for your secure delivery solution.