Package Theft: ‘Tis the Season to Protect Your Home and Valuables

 

Ah, the holidays are upon us!

The most wonderful time of the year to spend time with your family, enjoy cool weather, and share memorable experiences with your loved ones. Also, who can forget all of the good food and gifts, right?

Unfortunately, it’s also a time to start thinking about how to protect your home from package theft.

With the rise of E-Commerce and online marketplaces like Amazon and Ebay, many of us are taking to the Internet to buy our goods. However, this is creating an opportunity for so-called ‘porch thieves’ to pilfer your items. Are you planning to take advantage of some amazing Black Friday deals online this year? So are the porch thieves.

Can you imagine spending your entire holiday gift budget, only to have all of those items disappear off your porch? Well, it’s a startling idea, but a very possible one. According to Edelman Intelligence, a tenured research firm, a whopping 11 million Americans have experienced package theft within the past year. Additionally, online purchases are now making up about half of our spending on devices, gadgets, etc. Ultimately, the problem is not going away any time soon.

A lot of us are aware of this problem, too. Recent studies show that many Americans are actually leaving work early on the days that they are expecting a valuable package, despite not having to sign for it. So what’s really going on? Either they are terrified of package theft, or they hate their jobs!

Delivery Insurance May Not Protect Against Package Theft

Most of the larger online retailers are now offering additional delivery insurance. In theory, this sounds great, but we wouldn’t count on it too much. The additional insurance confirms that the item gets delivered. However, whatever happens after that point is your responsibility. Hence, if you are thinking that purchasing this insurance covers you for cases of package theft - think again.

Protecting Your Home from Package Theft

Acknowledging the issue that porch thieves present, it’s time to start protecting your home to create a solution. Generally, thieves will follow the path of least resistance. Hence, there are steps that you can take to reduce the chances of becoming a victim of package theft.

A home security system is a useful deterrent against porch bandits. Also, should a package thief strike your home, recording video evidence of the incident gives law enforcement much more information to work with. Video evidence acts as major assistance in identifying the thief, arresting them, and obtaining a criminal conviction.

Would you like to play an active role in fighting this epidemic? Secure your home. We offer a wide variety of home security solutions that include around-the-clock video monitoring for when you are away.

Home Security Systems Allow You to Respond Quickly

When attempting to catch a criminal, time is of the essence. Are you generally outside of your home all day? Most victims of package theft are. Without a home security system, they have no way of knowing that a theft occurred until they get home later at night.

Our home security systems come equipped with video monitoring equipment that instantly alerts a homeowner of anyone on their property. Once the sensors on the cameras detect movement past a certain threshold, they automatically start recording a video capture and transmit that information.

Nowadays, it’s common to find plenty of do-it-yourself home alarm systems. We have several different methods of monitoring, but we highly recommend our 24/7 monitoring services. Some clients prefer to monitor their own feeds, but it is understandable that they won’t always have access to their devices - or the ability to respond accordingly at a moment’s notice. Our services take the guesswork out of every situation and ensure quick responses.

Ultimately, you decrease your chances of falling prey to package thieves and home invaders when you equip your home with security systems and professional home monitoring services. Don’t let the fear of package thieves prevent you from shopping those great deals online - it’s time to take control. Secure your home with a home alarm system and video monitoring services. Contact us to make it happen.

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about how to protect your home from package theft and other threats.

Call us at 844-517-0545 or email billy@homesecurityalarmexperts.com to learn more about how to protect what is important to you!

 

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