SOSbox [package storage security system]

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Since its inception, the Internet has changed many things about how we interact with the world around us. Online shopping has become the preferred purchasing method for many individuals and the meteoric rise of companies like EBay and Amazon is a testament to this change. This changing marketplace has also had the effect of spurring growth in traditional parcel service companies. At Secure On-Site Technologies, we understand the substantial business opportunity in this area and have devised a product offering that takes full advantage of it. Our Secure-On Site (SOS) box will enable individuals who frequently shop online to receive packages without having to be at home during business hours.  The SOSbox is a secure mail delivery receptacle designed by Secure On-Site Technologies to accept packages personally and remotely from a mobile device. The product is composed of a metal box with actuators and sensors hidden in the interior. The hardware transmits to software on a mobile smartphone alerting the user when a package has arrived.
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440.  Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem.  This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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