Package theft is on the rise. Statistics show that roughly one in three U.S. adults have had at least one of their packages stolen. When you order products online -- or through other means -- you can expect them to arrive at your doorstep. Thieves, unfortunately, may intercept them before you're able to collect them. It's frustrating when you discover that one of your packages has been stolen off your property. The good news is that you can protect against package theft in several ways.
Upgrade Outdoor Lighting
The right type of outdoor lighting can discourage thieves from targeting your packages. Outdoor lighting, of course, will illuminate your home after the sun goes down. Most thieves won't target your packages if they are illuminated by outdoor lighting. You can use either incandescent, light-emitting diode (LED) or solar lighting. LED and solar lighting are the most energy efficient. Incandescent lighting, on the other hand, is typically the least expensive. Regardless, installing outdoor lighting around your home will discourage thieves from targeting your packages.
Get a P.O. Box
Rather than getting packages delivered to your home, you may want to get them delivered to a P.O. box. P.O. boxes are available at most United States Postal Service (USPS) stores. When you rent a P.O. box, you'll be given access to a special locker at the respective USPS store. When ordering packages, you can enter the USPS store's address and your P.O. box number instead of your home address.
Consider a Package Locker
Investing in a package locker will give you peace of mind knowing that your packages are safe and secure. Package lockers are compartments that, as the name suggests, are designed to temporarily hold packages. Couriers can open the package locker by entering a combination -- or by using a key, depending on the type of the locker -- after which they can drop off your packages. You can then open the package locker by entering the same combination to retrieve your packages. If you regularly get packages delivered to your home, a package locker is a smart investment.
Install a Video Camera
Another way to protect against package theft is to install a video camera. There are video cameras available that are designed specifically for porches and front doors. When installed, they'll record the front of your home. You'll be able to see when couriers drop off packages, and you'll be able to see whether those packages were intercepted by thieves. Thieves will oftentimes avoid homes if they feature a video camera.
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