Try This: A Mailbox That Tells You When the Mail is Here

“I put a SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor on my mailbox that tells me when the mail arrives.”

“Did the mail come?” “Uh, maybe? I’ll go check. Nope.” This solution has worked as long as the postal service has existed, but we think there’s a smarter way. Use the SmartThings app and a Multipurpose Sensor to banish the guessing game for good.

  • Use the “Add Device” feature in the SmartThings app to pair a SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor with your SmartThings Hub.

  • Place the SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor on the inside door of your mailbox to act as an open/close sensor
  • Use the “Smart Home Monitor-Custom” SmartApp in the Marketplace section of the SmartThings app to configure your Multipurpose Sensor to alert you when the mailbox is opened.

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