Make Package Theft a Thing of the Past
Online shopping has grown within the last decade, but how do we put a stop to package theft?
Online shopping is booming and the trend continues to grow. More online shopping means more packages left on your doorstep anxiously awaiting your return from work. But that window from your packages arriving and you getting home from work can last a few hours, and that leaves plenty of time for thieves to come up and snatch them. If you want to make package theft a thing of the past, follow these simple but helpful steps.
Prevent Package Theft
- Require a Signature
It may be a hassle because if you are not home, you have to drive all the way to the post office, stand in line, and wait for the workers to find your package. But it’s better to the alternative–the alternative being package theft.
- Ship to a Secondary Location
If possible, have your packages shipped to a secondary location that is not your home. You can ship packages to your office (where you will be for most of the day), or, if you have ordered from Amazon, have them shipped to an Amazon Locker to which you are the only one with the combination to open it.
- Smart Home Tech
New technology is making it easier to keep an eye on your home and protect your belongings. Smart door bells alert you instantly when their built-in motion sensors are triggered and sends you a live feed to your smartphone.
Using these tips will certainly make package theft a thing of the past for you, your family, and packages. A quality home insurance policy covers your home against fire, storm, smoke, theft, vandalism, and a number of other damages. But, a home insurance policy is only good if you know how to use it to serve you, not the other way around. Call Remland Insurance today for additional safety information or to update your California home insurance policy in Orange County and surrounding areas – 714.532.3341