The French startup, Foodconect, has just designed the first connected outdoor fridge which allows for shopping to be delivered while you’re away. This mini-fridge exists in two models (50 and 100 liters) and is to be installed at front of your home. The delivery person scans the QR code of the FridgeBox and gets a digital code to unlock it. They drop the groceries purchased online, and the owners simply retrieve them when they get home.
The FridgeBox is powered on by a solar panel 1 hour before the start of the delivery time (or earlier, depending on the outside temperature) to reach a temperature of 39°F. It stops as soon as the owner has retrieved the delivered products. It can function for a little over 9 hours.
Orders will have to be made via the site foodconect.com, which will have several retailers near the home of the buyer.
The FridgeBox is secured against theft since it is equipped with an integrated camera and geo-tracking system. Additionally, if someone tries to break into it, an alert is instantly sent to the owner and manufacturer.
The FridgeBox can be preordered from April 15th on foodconect.com for a delivery in July 2020. It can be rented for 31 euros a month.