As deliveries rise during the holiday season, so do thefts from people’s doorstep. The holiday shopping season is a wonderful time of year for thieves, with packages sitting outside unattended waiting to be stolen.
But there are measures you can take to deter porch pirates from targeting your goods:
Take Advantage Of Package Tracking:
Use the tracking information to retrieve your package right away once it’s been delivered. Limiting time between delivery and retrieval is key.
Install A Video Doorbell:
Thieves tend to be discouraged by security alarms; someone thinking of stealing your package might see the doorbell camera and think again. The cameras also come with motion sensors and a notification system, which sends an alert when someone is on your front porch.
Have Your Packages Delivered To Amazon Lockers:
If you order from Amazon, you have the option to have your package delivered to a secure Amazon locker at a number of convenient locations, such as pharmacies and convenience stores. You will receive a notification when it is delivered and a code to use to open the locker and retrieve your package.
Require Signature Upon Delivery:
In most cases, delivery drivers leave packages on your porch or in the entryway of your building, but many delivery companies offer the option to require a signature before leaving the package.
Have Your Package Delivered To Your Work Or A Family Member Or Friend’s House
Ask The Carrier To Place The Package Out Of Plain Sight