Package theft can be a major problem during the holiday season, especially for those who do a lot of online shopping. Here are some tips for preventing package theft and ensuring your loved ones receive those thoughtful gifts:
- Use a delivery service that requires a signature upon delivery. This will ensure that someone needs to be present to receive the package, reducing the chance that it will be stolen.
- Have your packages delivered to a secure location, such as your workplace or a friend or family member’s house.
- Use a package delivery lockbox. These lockboxes can be placed outside your home and allow delivery drivers to securely drop off packages without the risk of them being stolen.
- Consider installing a security camera. This can help you keep an eye on your packages and deter would-be thieves.
- If possible, schedule your deliveries for a time when you will be home to receive them.
- Consider signing up for in-store pickup for your packages. This will allow you to pick up your packages at a time that is convenient for you and reduce the risk of theft.
- If you are expecting a package but will not be home to receive it, consider asking a trusted neighbor to keep an eye out for it and bring it inside for you.
- Consider installing a home monitoring system. These systems use sensors and cameras to detect activity around your home and alert you when something out of the ordinary occurs. With a video doorbell system from SecurityONE, you can keep an eye on your deliveries while deterring would-be thieves.
By following these tips, you can help ensure that your packages arrive safely and avoid the frustration of package theft.