Protect your packages from porch pirates: 7 practical tips – CNET March 3, 2021

I saw this earlier on CNET – Protect your packages from porch pirates: 7 practical tips: Much longer article, but included the topics below.

Erin Gobler March 3, 2021

USPS or Amazon package stolen? Here’s how to stop it from happening again.

Online shopping has been on the rise for years, and the pandemic only intensified that trend, as many people sought to avoid face-to-face interactions. In fact, one recent study found 59% of respondents receiving at least one package per week in 2020.

As online shopping increases, so do deliveries — and unfortunately, many of those delivered packages sit unattended for hours on people’s front porches, attracting thieves. The same study found that 43% of respondents reported having a package stolen — up from 36% just one year earlier. And of those who have had a package stolen, more than half have had it happen more than once.


Take advantage of package tracking


Install a video doorbell


Have your packages delivered to Amazon lockers


Invest in a porch lockbox


Require signature on delivery


Purchase a mailbox sensor


Make it clear you have a home security system


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