While our awareness of porch pirate activity is heightened during the holiday months, package theft is a year-round problem for many homeowners. According to research by Alarm.com, as many as one in four US homeowners have experienced package theft.
How do you plan to protect your package deliveries? Smart home security offers an easy and affordable solution. Packing a punch, modern smart security includes smart door locks and a video doorbell camera so you can thwart package theft in seconds.
This Summer, alleviate worries as you take off on your next getaway. Here’s how you can stop package theft in its tracks in three easy steps.
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Step 1: Authenticate Your Visitor
Know when your package has arrived at your house when your delivery driver rings your video doorbell camera. After ringing your doorbell, you will be sent a real-time notification on your smartphone.
Simply open your Alarm.com mobile app to view a live-streaming video feed of who is at your front door. Tap the microphone icon to interact with your visitor and initiate a two-way audio conversation.
Step 2: Guide Your Delivery
Once you’ve verified your visitor, share with them instructions on how you would like them to deliver your package. For smaller packages, you could ask the delivery driver to place your package inside behind the front door and for them to close the door afterwards.
To do this, you would stay on the same screen in your Alarm.com mobile app and select the unlock icon. This smart action will remotely unlock your door and can also be set up to disarm your security system.
You can even request your delivery driver to leave larger packages inside your garage by remotely opening and closing your garage door
Step 3: Lock Your Door
After your package is successfully placed inside and the delivery driver closes the front door, don’t forget to lock up your home. Tap the lock icon in your app to secure your front door. Ensure your home is professionally monitored and protected by tapping the rearming icon turning on your security system.
Preventing package theft is easy with smart home security powered by Alarm.com. Are you ready to upgrade to smart home security? Contact our team today.