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On November 29, 2023, we celebrate National Package Protection Day, an annual event since 2016, founded by Ring.com, a company known for doorbell cameras. We have suggestions for how to enhance package security, and you are welcome to make your own suggestions.
- Keep track of your delivery status and be home when the package is delivered or have a friend wait for it. Do not leave packages unattended on your porch for any amount of time past a few minutes.
- Get a video surveillance camera, either a doorbell type or other camera. If the video is also equipped with a speaker to yell at thieves, you might save your delivery. Otherwise, at least you have some evidence to prosecute thieves.
- Keep your delivery area clean, clear, and well lit. Talk among your neighbors so you can all keep an eye out for thieves.
- Booby traps are funny, but might get you sued!
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For more information, please see…
James, T. Home Security Cameras Made Easy. Kindle, 2020.
Murphy, Andy. Home Security: The Secure Dad’s Guide: Easy Home Defense Techniques to Keep Your Family Safe. CreateSpace, 2018.
The featured image in this article, a photograph by the U.S. Department of Agriculture of UPS Pre-Loader Elizabeth Reid loading a food box onto a delivery van, is a work of a United States Department of Agriculture employee, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.
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