I don’t know about your neighborhood but here in Rolando we’re seeing an upswing in package theft.
Here are 3 tips to prevent becoming a victim:
- The USPS provides a free service called “Informed Delivery” which let’s you see what’s coming in the mail today (and the previous six days). You can sign-up here. UPS and FedEx offer similar services, I use a UPS service called “My Choice” which lets me know about any package coming to the house, even deliveries for things I didn’t order.
- Don’t have packages delivered while you’re away. Have packages delivered to work, a neighbors home, or use a free service like Amazon Locker. You don’t want things sitting on your porch in plain sight.
- Lights, cameras work. As I’ve shared before, after we experienced a few issues at our house SDPD recommended upgrading our exterior lighting and adding a security camera. Since adding more motion lighting, putting our front porch light on a timer, and having a security camera with the “recording light” on we’ve had zero problems. This won’t stop someone from taking a package but it definitely deters them.