Five Tips For Preventing Package Theft
Tired of having your package stolen or lost from your front door or porch? You are not alone. According to package theft statistics, each year more and more people are dealing with it. Fortunately, there are AMAZING TIPS to make sure your packages stay out of the grasp of pilferers.
- Have Packages Delivered to Your Workplace
There are a lot of complaints about package thieves or bad neighbors sneaking around the street and looting drop-off deliveries, or irresponsible mailman or carriers leaving packages on the front door without knocking or ringing the door, or pre-signing your delivery without your consent or delaying home delivery by sending notifications too early.
You must feel that is so true, and somehow frustrated.
Don’t be, having your package delivered to your office will reduce the risk of package theft or package loss significantly (given that your company allows that and there are coworkers available in the office to retrieve your package)
- Install a Smart Security Camera at Your Front Door
Having a smart video surveillance camera pointing at the front door, hallway or driveway is better than no camera at all. Motion detection triggers alert or alarm, sending notifications to your phone, mailbox and FTP server once a movement is detected. Alert from the delivery company combined with motion triggers from your camera will bolster your package security.
- Require Signature on Delivery
Many customers grumble about delivery man signing the unauthorized packages and leaving them wide open on the porch or doorstep, making them desirable for package snatcher. The solution to the problem is asking for signature delivery.
- Require Package Hold
Finally going away for holiday or romantic getaway? You can place a hold on your package to keep your parcel safe.
Many delivery companies such as USPS and FedEx offer a free service to uphold your package at their terminals or delivery centers for a period of time.
- Get a Package Guard for Your Delivery
An entrepreneur from the USA has a simple solution—Package Guard, which is a Wi-Fi-enabled Frisbee-size device that requires the package to put on them on the porch, alerting a customer when a package has been delivered to their house.
And, more importantly, it triggers a loud alarm if anyone unauthorized tries to take the package away, which is similar to the mechanism in a smart security camera.
With this newly-design gadget combined with your home security system, your package will be safer when it lies on the front door.