You can't scroll thorough social media without seeing someone sharing a video of a 'porch pirate' stealing a package off someones porch. With it being the holidays, package theft is on the rise. We have found a few things that you could do to deal with those 'porch pirates'
1. Ship things to an Amazon locker, a UPS or FedEx store or to your work. Just make sure it's cool with your boss to receive personal packages.
2. Team up with neighbors. If you have a neighbor who's retired or works from home, ask them if you can ship something to their house . . . or if they'd collect any packages left at your door.
3. Request a signature delivery. The downside is somebody needs to be home to sign for it. And depending on your work schedule, you might end up in a long line at the Post Office on a Saturday.
4. Track packages online. Also, sign up for delivery notifications in case the package gets delayed . . . or delivered earlier than expected.
5. Install security cameras. There are several camera systems that record AND send real-time alerts to your phone when the motion detector senses movement.
6. Make it look like you're home. Leave lights on a timer. If you have an extra car, park it in the driveway so it looks like you're home. Even small changes can make a thief pass your house for an easier target.