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This requires both GPS and LoRaWAN hardware, which would introduce a financial overhead of about 20-30$ per package.

Fascinating idea, however.




It's plausible that the beacon need not be directly co-located with the drop, but be near enough. It should also be possible to re-use them for some time. I would imagine that the actual cost overhead would really only be $20 - $30 per active dead-drop location + some percentage for lost or damaged beacons.




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