It’s National Package Protection Day! According to a 2017 survey, more than 25 million people had packages stolen from their property in that year alone. This holiday season, take extra precautions with your packages by following these 5 tips to keep your mail and packages secure.
Install a doorbell camera or porch security camera.
Security cameras pointing at your porch, front door, entryway or driveway can help deter criminals and prevent package theft. Ring Video Doorbells are an easy and affordable holiday gift option. These are great for homes, apartments or condos!
Sign up for Key by Amazon. The in-garage delivery system!
Amazon Key allows Amazon packages and groceries to be delivered inside your garage via a secure app. This optional feature can be selected at checkout and is free for Prime members.
Ask your neighbors for help.
In this day and age, a lot of our neighbors have the ability to work from home. If you have a package on the way, consider asking your neighbor to keep an eye out for the package for you. If you live in an area without many neighbors, consider having the package shipped to your workplace, a friend’s house or another person you trust residence.
Consider a BoxLock or Smart Lock for your packages.
A Boxlock is an innovative smart lock designed to prevent package theft when used with a storage container. The downside to this item is that it requires cooperation from the major delivery services and drivers, so make sure this option works best for you!
Request to have them delivered elsewhere – such as a Walgreens or Amazon Hub Locker!
Certain delivery systems and companies allow you to use secure package pick up. This option is great if you have these retailers near you. See how you can find an Amazon Locker near you.