The holidays are always a joyous time filled with fun, food, family and friends. It’s unfortunate that it also happens to be a time of increased package theft. If you’re one of the many people who prefer to do their holiday shopping online, you might be interested in these tips for keeping your packages safe this season.
1. Pick up your package at your local post office
USPS, FedEx, and UPS all offer services that allow you to hold your package at their facility, giving you the option to pick it up on your own time. Some mail carriers even allow for a package redirect that hasn’t been delivered yet. This way your packages will be safe and sound in a controlled facility awaiting your arrival.
2. Require a signature
If possible, require a signature on any item being delivered to your home. This ensures the package will be delivered directly to you and not left outside. If the package is attempted to be delivered and you are not home to receive it, the delivery service will keep your package at your local facility for pick up, as referenced in number one.
3. Install or utilize a camera
Security cameras can be your best friend this holiday season. Besides deterring potential thieves, they also enable you to check up on any packages sitting at your doorstep from anywhere at any time. In the case your package is stolen, you’ll have the footage to provide police with.
4. Deliver to your workplace
If you know you won’t be home during regular delivery hours, have the package delivered to your workplace instead. UPS, USPS, and FedEx all deliver to businesses during business hours so you should be able to receive any packages during the day. For more information on delivery schedules, check out these sites:
Doyle Security lawn signs are a great deterrent for potential package thieves. The threat of being monitored will most likely discourage them from targeting your home. This not only helps in keeping your packages safe, but your whole house as well.
We want to help keep you, your loved ones, and your prized possessions safe this holiday season. Give us a call and we will work together to find the best security option for you and your family.