Cameras & Motion Sensors, Home Security

8 Ways To Stop Porch Pirates In Their Tracks

We all depend on ordering from online retailers now more than ever before. It’s so convenient to order from home and have almost anything you need to be delivered straight to your front door.

The unfortunate reality is, however, millions of packages are stolen from people’s doorsteps every year. Want to enjoy the luxury of home deliveries while keeping your packages safe from porch pirates? Here are some helpful tips.

A Doorbell Camera Is a Great Security Option for your Deliveries

With a smart doorbell camera that has motion sensors and facial recognition, you can see on your smartphone when anyone comes to your door. It can be part of your comprehensive home security system or separate.

abode's outdoor smart cam

abode’s outdoor smart cam

With many doorbell cameras, you can speak to the person at your door from your smartphone or other devices (like voice assistants) and give the delivery person instructions about where to leave your package.

With a smart door lock, you can even unlock your door from your phone and allow the delivery person to put your package safely inside your house while you watch. Then you can lock the door again as soon as they are done.

Other Ways to Protect Your Packages from Porch Pirates

Reduce your risk of being a victim by:

  1. Using a Package Guardian bag
  2. Using a Package Guard device
  3. Using a package drop box or locker
  4. Installing Motion-detecting lights
  5. Building an opaque screen around your porch so packages aren’t visible from the road
  6. Building a large box on your porch for deliveries
  7. Using a porch bench with built-in storage

If you don’t have time to install these products yourself, consider a handyman service. They can usually install electronics, motion-sensing lights, a home security system, a porch screen, or help with other home security, home maintenance, and home repair issues.

DIY security systems are an easy, affordable option that people can take care of themselves to give them peace of mind and protection.

Online shopping is here to stay. Consider taking these precautions so you can continue to enjoy the convenience of ordering from the comfort of your home!

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Stewart Grant

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