Of course! BenchSentry does not directly connect with home security cameras but using BenchSentry for package security and your security camera to monitor activity in front of your house is a great setup.
BenchSentry's design includes pre-drilled holes so you can mount it to the ground, a wall, or run a security cable through it if you'd like. Also, BenchSentry is 35" x 23" x 25" and weighs 45 lb (empty) so picking up and running off with furniture that size will be a challenge. Finally, the integrated camera documents ALL BenchSentry activity. If an unauthorized person tries to access your BenchSentry, it takes a picture and sends a notification to you via the BenchSentry Mobile App.
A carrier deliver packages to your BenchSentry by entering the last four digits of the tracking number on the touchscreen located on the top of the unit. The BenchSentry unlocks allowing the carrier to place your package(s) inside and close the lid. After that, it re-locks and is ready for the next delivery or until you return home to collect your items.
For any delivery that doesn't have a tracking number, you will use a custom entry code you set up through the mobile app and share it with the person or service accessing your BenchSentry. The rest of the process is similar to when a carrier uses it.
The user will get an error on the touch screen display indicating the code they are entering is invalid. At the same time, you will receive a push notification and photo image of the attempted entry. If you recognize this is a delivery meant for you, then you will be able to immediately unlock your BenchSentry using the mobile app.
For friends, family, or deliveries without a tracking number, you can set up a custom entry code through the mobile app. From there, you can share the custom entry code with the person or delivery service who will access your BenchSentry. You also can set expiration dates for one-time deliveries.
BenchSentry does not stream video so it requires minimal connection speeds. The strength of your WiFi signal is more important. We suggest testing your signal strength at the location you want to place your BenchSentry to ensure it can always be connected to your WiFi for optimal performance.