COVID-19 has impacted the world and turned things upside down. However, for online retailers, something good has come out of this pandemic – the growth of online buying has shot up. If you are one of the many online shoppers, you will likely have packages being delivered to your home all season long. While this makes shopping convenient and safe, your packages may be at risk – porch pirates are a real thing, and the holiday season is full of opportunities for them to strike – especially this year.
In fact, these criminals are so bold that they will grab packages in broad daylight. You must take steps to combat this threat by protecting your home and packages. Keep reading to learn more about how you can protect your packages this season.
Tips for Protecting Your Deliveries
While your packages may be at risk, there are a few steps you can take to protect them. These steps include:
· Ask delivery drivers to hide the packages in a pre-arranged location.
· Invest in an anti-theft package box or parcel box for the season.
· For Amazon deliveries, send your package to your vehicle using Amazon Key.
· Please keep track of your packages to know when they are delivered.
· Ask neighbors to get packages left when you are not at home.
You can take the security of your packages a step further by installing a motion-activated or doorbell surveillance camera. This system will help you apprehend thieves after they have struck if you happen to fall victim. These can also help to discourage nefarious individuals from stealing, to begin with.
Have a Happy Holiday Season
There is no question that the holidays are the busiest time of the year when it comes to deliveries. While this is true, you can be a victim of parcel delivery any time of the year. As a result, it is a good idea to continue with the tips here throughout the year to protect the items you order online.