Shopping online is often the top choice for a stress free holiday shopping experience. However, one of the most common worries for online shoppers once they order their packages is how to prevent their packages from disappearing from their doorstep.
Today it’s easier than ever to protect your packages by utilizing smart home technology solutions. Here are 3 ways a smart home can help to prevent package theft this holiday season:
1. See What’s Coming Before Arriving at Your Door
Remove the uncertainty of who’s approaching your door with Video Analytics. Enabling Video Analytics within your exterior video cameras allows you to receive a trigger notification and a video clip to your smartphone in the event a person, car, animal or other object is coming within feet of your home.
Further enhance your home’s safety by installing virtual tripwires within specific activity areas. For example, be alerted only when a car pulls into your driveway, but not when a car is only driving past.
2. Verify Your Delivery
Once a person has reached your front door and rings the doorbell, it’s imperative to verify their intent. Greet your guest while verifying the legitimacy of your delivery person using 2-way voice communication built within your video doorbell.
After verifying your delivery person, you can easily allow access to your home for them to slip your packages safely inside your front door – even if you’re not home. Simply grab your smartphone and launch into your Alarm.com app. From there, disarm your system and tap the red “Front Door” lock within your app to unlock your front door.
Is your package too big to fit through the front door? Don’t fret – you can also have your delivery dropped inside your garage by remotely opening and closing your garage door using LiftMaster’s state-of-the-art garage door openers.
3. Protect Your Home
Once your delivery has made it safely inside your home and the front door or garage door has been closed, it’s time to make sure your home is resecured. Arm your security system and either lock your front door or close your garage door with a couple of taps conveniently on your smartphone.
And just like that, protecting your packages and home this holiday season has never been so easy. Speak with one of our security experts today and let us show you how easy it is to integrate a smart home automation solution into your home today.