Dronedek Collaborates with Facial Recognition Provider Scylla


Dronedek, known for its next generation “mailbox of the future,” a device that secures and temperature-protects traditionally or autonomously delivered food, mail and packages, today announced a strategic partnership with facial recognition provider Scylla.

“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,” said Dronedek Chairman and CEO Dan O’Toole. “Collaborative partnerships like these will help ensure our users have a fast, secure and reliable experience.”

Dronedek plans to use Scylla’s facial recognition services in select phases of upcoming pilots. On Monday the company launched its inaugural pilot program in Lawrence, Ind., which featured the first time in the world that First-Class mail was delivered to Dronedek smart mailboxes by a United States Postal Service mail carrier.

“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,” O’Toole said.

Kris Greiner, Scylla’s VP of Global Sales, noted: “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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Facial recognition is a form of biometric-based access control that has been gaining popularity in recent years. A 2021 report release by Deloitte highlighted how people are using facial recognition in their everyday lives. Use-cases are growing, from unlocking phones or cars to tagging people on social media.

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.

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