How to Prevent Package Theft

It’s no secret that people are shopping online more than ever. It’s convenient, easy, and takes less time.

While online shopping may be convenient, a common issue that has cropped up is package theft in front of your home, especially if you are gone long hours of the day, leaving your package vulnerable. It’s the worst feeling when something you’ve purchased has been stolen.

The good news is that you can use a home security system with the right features to monitor delivery of your online purchases when you’re not home. Here’s how.

1. Invest in SKYBELL

A doorbell camera can be really useful. With this technology, you can verify the visitor at your door, whether you’re away from home or sitting on your couch. An alert on your phone pops up with a video feed from the front door, and you can even start a conversation via the app by clicking the microphone icon.

Of course, there is always the concern that the delivery person won’t ring the doorbell, but just drop the package off. With SKYBELL it doesn’t matter! Motion activity sensors in the doorbell camera can sense if someone is in front of your door, and you’ll be able to confirm that the package has been delivered via the camera feed.

2. Provide Access via Your Security System

Depending on your comfortability level, if you’d like the delivery person to put the package into your home, you do have the option to provide them with access to your home, all from the same mobile app.

You’ll need to disarm your system and unlock your front door. Once you’ve done so, they can drop the package inside and you can lock up once they’ve left.

Know what’s even better? If you’re not comfortable with someone going into your home, you can also provide access via your garage.

In a day and age where most products are purchased online, you want to ensure that they are protected when and if you aren’t home. Having a smart security system with features that suit your home’s layout can help you ensure your packages aren’t stolen or vulnerable.

If you want to learn more about adding these features to your current security system or setting up a customized security system for your Indiana home, request a free security consultation with us today. Every home is different, and we can help you create a customized solution for your unique home.

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