Imagine this: You eagerly await an anticipated package, refreshing tracking info. Finally, you get the glorious notification: the courier delivered your package! It’s like Christmas Day! But to your dismay, rushing to your porch, you can’t find it. You’ve fallen prey to porch piracy or package theft. Package theft frustrates and grows common as more rely on online shopping. This blog equips you with five tips to safeguard your parcels.
Proactive Measures to Deter Package Theft
Tip #1 – Customize your delivery instructions: Instead of leaving your package exposed, leave specific courier instructions for delivery to a secure spot, like the back patio or behind a gate. This action conceals your package from potential thieves.
Tip #2 – Opt for secure delivery: Have packages sent to your office, a family member or friend’s home, or a nearby package locker. These choices prevent leaving the package unattended on your front porch.
Tip #3 – Schedule your deliveries: Like secure delivery, scheduling ensures prompt package attendance by you or someone else. If you can pick a specific delivery window, ensure you’re home to receive it or have someone at home on your behalf.
Tip #4 – Stay vigilant: Don’t wait too long to retrieve an expected package; resist leaving it outside. Ask your neighbors to watch for suspicious activity when you’re away.
Technological Tools to Thwart Porch Pirates
Tip #5 – Use a Video Doorbell: Install a video doorbell to effectively deter porch pirates. First Alert’s VX1 identifies packages, alerts you upon delivery, and boasts a built-in strobe and siren you can remotely activate to scare off thieves.
As online shopping grows, package theft rises. But with a few simple steps, you can protect your parcels from porch pirates. You have numerous ways to safeguard your packages, from customizing delivery instructions to scheduling deliveries to investing in a video doorbell. If you want to learn more about the VX1 or other home security solutions, contact A-Bell Alarms today. Discover how to take the necessary steps to protect your home and valuables now. Remember, you are the key to protecting your parcels.