Tips On How To Keep Away Porch Pirates

Tips On How To Keep Away Porch Pirates

With holiday shopping upon us, many packages will be arriving on doorsteps in the coming weeks and that also presents an opportunity for thieves, also known as porch pirates, to snatch packages left on porches or other visible places. In light of this, law enforcement in both Amador and Calaveras Counties have issued a warning about porch pirates and offer some tips;

·         Install security cameras and video doorbell. The mere presence of security cameras on and around your residence will discourage porch pirates from stealing packages.

·         Post warning signs. Posting signs in visible locations that state your property is under 24/7 video surveillance can also be a deterrent.

·         Consider sending packages to a secure location such as a trusted neighbor or friend that will be home.

·         Install motion-activated lights. Although package theft can occur at any time of the day or night, porch pirates work in the dark and want to stay concealed and may be scared away by lights that turn on.

·         Let a trusted neighbor know that you have packages being delivered and ask them to keep an eye out for the package and move it indoors once it arrives.

Don’t let thieves ruin the customer experience, or the gifting experience, by making it easy to steal your packages.

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