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Smarthome SELECT Wireless Mailbox Reminder and Mail Alert System

Get an Instant Audible and Visual Alert when Your Mailbox Door is Opened
  • Audible alert
  • Visual alert
  • Wireless communication up to 300 feet
  • Easy installation - sensor comes with double-sided high temperature 3M adhesive strips
  • Works on almost all standard mailboxes*


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  • What's Included
  • Unless you make several trips to and from your mailbox every day, or sit by the window watching for the delivery person to arrive, it is next to impossible to know when you have mail...until now! The Smarthome SELECT Wireless Mailbox Reminder and Mail Alert System is an easy to install sensor (transmitter) and receiver that lets you know the instant your mailbox has been opened. This simple alert system will free you up from wasted trips to the mailbox and time spent looking outside, and allows you to get on with your daily routine. It is also a great solution for those with health problems or physical limitations and as security notification device to avoid stolen mail and possible identity theft if the mailbox is accessed during non-delivery hours.

    No Tools Required - Double-sided high temperature 3M adhesive strips with Velcro are pre-installed on the sensor. Simply install two AAA batteries (sold separately) into the sensor and stick it to the inside of your mailbox according to the directions and turn the sensor on. Then connect the power adapter to the receiver, plug it in, and you're ready. A screw and nut is provided if you wish to attach the sensor to your mailbox with hardware.

    Wireless Communication - The sensor and the receiver communicate wirelessly via radio frequency. The sensor identifies when the door has opened from its normal position and sends a wireless signal to the receiver, which then emits and audible and visual alert. Under typical conditions this communication will reliably work on distances up to 300 feet. Please keep in mind that several factors can bring this distance down including a high number of walls, outside radio interference, trees, thickness of metal used on mailbox, etc.

    Audible Indicator - When the sensor transmits a signal to the receiver that the mailbox door has been opened, a distinct audible beep will go off a few times letting you know that the mail has arrived. This can also be a great security tool if you are having problems with people tampering with your mailbox, as you will know the instant it is opened.

    Visual Indicator - Along with an audible indicator, the receiver will also display a flashing blue LED light when the mailbox is opened. If you happen to be outside or miss the audible Indicator or if you are hearing impaired, this light is an easy way to see that you have mail or that your mailbox has been accessed. A convenient reset button is located on the receiver to turn the LED light off.

    * Important Note: This product works on almost all curbside, wall mounted, and slot type standard mailboxes with horizontal hinges that allow the mailbox to open up or open down. It WILL NOT work on mailboxes with vertical hinges that allow a mailbox to open from side to side like a door on your home. Heavy metal mailboxes will also affect performance of this product (as it would most any wireless device) and it is not recommended for use in this instance.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    • Question: Is the Mailbox Reminder compatible with any home automation system such as INSTEON or Z-Wave?
    • Answer: No. The Mailbox Reminder is not intended to be a home automation device, rather it is a convenient, simple, reliable solution for letting you know when your mailbox has been opened.

    • Question: Does each Mailbox Reminder have a unique ID so that I don't get my signals crossed with my neighbor's?
    • Answer: Yes. Each Mailbox Reminder has been pre-programmed with different codes to prevent this issue.

    • Question: Will the antenna on the sensor stick out of my mailbox?
    • Answer: No. The antenna is only 3 inches in length so you can position your sensor accordingly and/or the antenna can be bent very easily to fit inside the mailbox.

    • Question: How do does the sensor mount in the mailbox?
    • Answer: The sensor comes with a pre-installed Velcro strip. Simply clean the door of the mailbox well, dry it thoroughly, peel back the protective strip on the adhesive and securely fasten it to the mailbox door according to the instructions. The Velcro Strip now attaches with double-sided high temperature 3M adhesive strips to withstand extended exposure to heat.

  • Specifications
    Manufacturer Smarthome
    Brand SELECT
    Manufacturer Product No. 74771
    UPC Code 813922016116
    Power Requirements
    • Receiver - 6V DC Power Supply (included)
    • Sensor - 2x AAA batteries (sold separately)
    Waterproof No - the Sensor must be mounted inside of a mailbox and the Receiver should be located indoors
    Radio Frequency 433 MHz
    Wireless Range Up to 300 feet

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    Works for me! Review by Lobid
    Works for me!

    The transmitter is mounted in the mail box about 120 ft. from my front porch. At first, I had a little trouble with it working consistently. Turns out, it was my fault for not first locating the "sweet spot" in the house to place the receiver. I had assumed the wireless signal would penetrate all manner of metal siding, existing electronics, wood, plaster, etc. at a pretty long distance; and it can if placed correctly. Just experiment with a few different locations in the house until you find the right spot. I'm very satisfied with this unit.

    Posted on 1/27/2016

    used to work Review by Granny
    used to work

    I received this a three years ago and it worked great until last week. I have replaced the batteries, moved the receiver to more of an in line site, but it only works when I take the batteries out and put them back in again. Guess I will try taping the batteries so they don't move. I have a large metal box and it has worked for three years. It has to be a battery problem.

    Posted on 12/28/2015

    Does not work as listed Review by Ponddude
    Does not work as listed

    I have one of these and it says works up to 300 ft. Well mine is close to 100 ft from the mail box and it will not work. Very dissapointed

    From Smarthome - We apologize that the product did not work for you as expected. It does work 'up to' 300 feet in open air testing - there are a number of factors that can cause that distance to change significantly, depending on objects (walls, trees, fences, garage doors, etc.) that are between the receiver and the transmitter as well as environmental consitions. We will take the product back if you are not satisfied, please contact customer service if this is the case.

    Posted on 3/28/2015

    davis Review by miles

    Works sporadically, taped battery cover several times. I'll need to get a different brand.

    Posted on 2/2/2015

    74771 Review by Me

    Would have given 5 stars if the thing didn't come apart as others have said. The problem stems from the fact that the transmitter is attached to the mailbox door and when the door is shut with any force, it causes the weight of the batteries to slam against the battery door, which forces that door to open and the batteries then loose contact with the battery terminals. I had to tape the battery cover with a good sticky tape and now the device seems to work flawlessly (except for what seems to be 1 false alarm). Gotta go get the mail now, alarm just went off!

    Posted on 2/2/2015

    PS - antenna Review by Nickelop
    PS - antenna

    This has a small thin wire as an antenna, for lack of a better explanation. At first I couldn't make it work,t hen I made sure the wire was not touching my metal box and it has worked beautifully ever since! I've had it about 6 months.

    Posted on 12/22/2014

    Love It! Review by Nickelop
    Love It!

    I am a disabled person who sat in my beautiful 10' window looking at my mail box all day long, but if I got up to feed my do or let him outside I didn't know if the mailman came. Walking across the street was terrible pain and very exhausting just to find out there was no mail. I put this in my mailbox and have caught 4 people looking in my box in the middle of the night. Each one a different person. Each time I hollered at them asking what they were doing in my box and called the police. AND - it will velcro to the box door or my fence. I like that, I have a warning that people are coming to the door and can put my electric recliner down before they get there so I can answer the door quickly and not make them wait.

    Posted on 12/22/2014

    Transmitter is cheaply and poorly made and keeps coming apart!!!! Review by Mail box notifyer
    Transmitter is cheaply and poorly made and keeps coming apart!!!!

    When I first received this item I was very happy that it worked....but NOW just a few months later the little transmitter (which is really cheaply made) keeps coming apart at the seams and allows the batteries to stop making contact. I have now had to tape and retape 3 times to keep it working. VERY UNHAPPY. That's what I get for buying the cheapest model you carry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on 11/8/2014

    Review of 74771 Review by FRED
    Review of 74771

    Iam really enjoying my mailbox alert system now I only have to wait for it alarm to go off ten go our for my mail,its agreat thing for older fokes to have and it is a great protection for there mail.

    Posted on 7/30/2014

    Review of 74771 Review by Leo
    Review of 74771

    After a few weeks the mail alert worked intermittently. I solved this problem by taping the remote batteries securely in place. It has worked well for over a year with no sign of the original barreries weakening.

    Posted on 7/1/2014

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    • 1x - Receiver Unit with Pre-Installed Adhesive Mounting Tape
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