You’re scrolling on Amazon and you find the perfect gift for somebody you love. You order it with your Prime account so that it arrives early. On the day it is scheduled to arrive, you are excited to receive a notification that your package has been delivered. But, when you finally get home, you arrive to an empty porch. You have been struck by a porch pirate, and your package has been stolen.
The number of Americans who deal with this problem may surprise you. A study from the New York Times has found that 1.7 million packages are stolen from American porches on a daily basis. The value of these packages is estimated to surpass $25 million.
This number marks a dramatic increase from 2018, when 1,546 thefts were documented for the entire year.
The holiday season is clearly a prime season for porch pirates. Americans shop online with retail items delivered right to their doors more than ever before. This provides a great deal of opportunity to porch pirates, and we suggest that you prepare.
This website provides a list of a number of methods for combating porch pirates. They include simple measures such as requiring a signature for expensive packages to more advanced apps, decoy packages with alarms, and locked containers for all of your packages.
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