Stop Burglars From Stealing Your Packages

Tis the season for holiday shopping, at least for those of us who aren't procrastinators. And today, buying gifts is easier than ever thanks to online stores. But since many delivery services aren't legally allowed to use your mailbox, they have to leave their precious cargo on your porch, right out in the open.

And an unguarded box on an un-watched porch is about as easy as a target as there is. Up to one in three people in America will be victims of porch package theft, and those odds only increase near the holidays.

So, how do you protect your packages from porch pirates?

By having an extra set of eyes to watch your back. And there are so many choices.

Stop Burglars From Stealing Your Packages

A Video Doorbell allows you to see and hear exactly who comes to your door, no matter where you are. Even if they don't ring the doorbell, the PIR (passive infrared) sensor will detect human activity and alert you on your mobile device. With 2-way audio, you can speak with whomever is at the door, watch live video stream, and store up to 1,000 clips.  

Studies have shown that burglars are much less likely to target homes with visible security cameras, and the outdoor camera looks the part. It features infrared night vision, so you can see what's happening at your front door, back entrance, or garage, no matter what.  If something is detected, you'll get notified on your mobile device.  

So, once you've outfitted your front door with a security camera, what else can you do? First, if possible, become friendly with the people that deliver to your house and let them know where you prefer to have your packages left - like, for instance, behind the potted plant, or by your back door.

Better yet, purchase a package locker or lock box for your front porch, so your delivery person can lock your holiday gifts safely inside until you get home.

And don't forget to post a sign mentioning that your home is under surveillance!


Learn more about EMC Security's camera options here, and don't forget to check out the rest of our smart home innovations!

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