With online shopping more popular than ever, porch pirates are becoming a real problem.
Porch Pirates: A criminal that steals a package from a porch
In 2017, close to 25 million Americans had experienced parcel theft, up more than 10 per cent from two years prior*. This number has certainly increased over the years and is destined to go up even more around Christmas, the busiest time of the year for online shopping.
According to a 2017 survey by Deloitte, American shoppers plan to spend 51% of their holiday shopping budget online — and only 42% in brick and mortar stores*
SO HOW DO YOU PREVENT YOUR PARCELS FROM GETTING STOLEN?
CHOOSE AN ALTERNATE DESTINATION
Have packages delivered to a family member’s home, your workplace, a neighbor you trust, or ship to your local post offices or retail locations.
REQUEST A SIGNATURE UPON DELIVERY
In some cases, you can also leave instructions to drop a parcel at a separate location other than your front door, such as the side of your house or even your back door.
TRACK YOUR PARCEL
Most mail and courier services offer free online tracking so you can monitor your package’s journey to your home. Customers can also sign up for delivery notifications.
GET A DANBY PARCEL GUARD
Danby Parcel Guard is the smart parcel mailbox for your home. No more worrying about porch package theft or weather damaged boxes – Danby Parcel Guard keeps all of your online deliveries safe until you get home. The delivery driver simply opens Danby Parcel Guard’s anti-theft drop slot and places the packages inside. Danby Parcel Guard locks, and sends a notification through the app that the package is secure. Additional features include wireless connectivity, motion-activated IP camera, tamper alarm. two-way voice communication, smart home integration (Google Home and Amazon Alexa) and weight monitor.
Don’t be a victim of porch pirate theft, use these tips to keep your parcels safe.
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*Article on InsuranceQuotes.com (LINK)