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Posted on: November 9, 2022

7 Tips to Prevent Package Theft

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The holiday season is here, which means plenty of online shopping. When deliveries increase, package theft increases. How do you avoid becoming a victim of porch pirates? Below are a couple of tips!

  • Sign up for package tracking, and retrieve your package when you get the notification it's been delivered.
  • Invest in a video doorbell. These will sometimes work as a deterrent for thieves. In addition, many video doorbells have motion sensors. You can see when your package is delivered, and if someone does attempt to steal your package, you'll have a video of it.
  • Utilize Amazon lockers. You often can't control when or how your packages are delivered, and sometimes won't be able to retrieve them once they have been delivered. Your package will be delivered securely to an Amazon locker, and you will receive a code to open the locker when you go to retrieve your package.
  • Consider a porch lockbox. There are several varieties of porch lockboxes, so find one that best suits you.
  • Require a signature on delivery. This option can be a bit inconvenient if you are not home during the day, but it's a secure way to make sure the package ends up safely in your hands.
  • Some home security systems offer mailbox sensors. These work similarly to video doorbells by sending a notification when your mailbox has been opened. When used in conjunction with your video doorbell, you can activate the camera to see who is opening your mailbox.
  • Make it clear you have a home security system. Most home security companies have signs you can stake in your front yard. Don't have a security system? You can purchase fake signs to place in your yard. Most times, thieves won't want to chance it.

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