Day: October 9, 2021

How to stop porch pirates from snatching packages

Millions of Americans discovered the myriad of benefits of online shopping for the first time during the pandemic as online sales jumped 32.4% from 2019 to 2020 and continued to climb in 2021, says the U.S. Census Bureau.

After all, you can shop 24/7 in the comfort of your pajamas; you don’t have to fight traffic to drive to the mall and circle the parking lot; it’s easy to compare prices between multiple online retailers; and products are shipped right to your door.

But now that many are returning to an office for work, who will be at home to receive the packages?

As we head into the busy shopping season, the last thing you want is your gifts to be lifted from your doorstep by “porch pirates.”

There are a few things you can do to deter thieves. Here are four ideas:

Video doorbells

There’s no shortage of

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