Valqari has secured a patent in the US for its drone landing pad that can be mounted outside a window. The Chicago-based startup says this device would allow those living in high rises to send and receive packages easily via drones. At the same time, a window-mounted drone delivery station would also help to fend off package theft.

Problems with prevailing models of drone delivery

While many companies are considering drones as a viable technology for delivery services, Valqari points out that one of the potential issues with using drones to deliver packages is that of theft.

The company argues that since drones are visible from the ground, and typically have shorter ranges than traditional truck delivery, potential thieves will be able to follow drones to their destination and steal the package after it has been left at the recipient’s doorstep.

Moreover, in areas with busy streets and high rises housing thousands of tenants, packages simply cannot be…