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Porch theft is when packages are stolen from people’s porches, and it occurs more often during the winter months. Here are some best practices to avoid this phenomenon:
- Install a security camera to capture footage of the thief in action
This can help to provide evidence of the thief in action, which can be useful in identifying and apprehending them. Also, if they see that you have taken steps to increase your security, they are likely to move on to an easier target.
- If you are not going to be home, have the package delivered to a neighbor who can keep an eye on it for you
This way, you can be sure that your package will be safe and sound until you’re able to get it. Before you have your package delivered to a neighbor, be sure to ask them if they’re willing and able to keep it for you.
- Keep an eye on your neighborhood and report any suspicious activity to the police
If you see anything unusual, don’t hesitate to report it to the police. It could be something as innocuous as a stranger loitering around, or it could be something more serious. In either case, it’s better to err on the side of caution and let the authorities handle it.
4. Get a lockbox for your mail key so you can retrieve it when you’re not home
If you’re planning to travel, make sure you get a lockbox for your mail key so you don’t have to rely on another person.
As stated before, porch theft is a real problem that occurs more often during the winter months. By following the best practices listed above, you can minimize your chances of becoming a victim of this crime.
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