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The concept behind RETRACT was developed as a modern interpretation of the conventional mailbox. Existing designs are susceptible to many problems including vandalism, theft, weather damage, and accidental collisions. RETRACT extends at a preprogrammed time and retracts below ground upon mail delivery ensuring total security and protection for withheld contents. When the user wishes to recover their mail, the system can be extended upon command via wireless activation. After several minutes, the unit will retract automatically completely removing it from sight.
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