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Prevent Package Theft With A Video Doorbell

By January 14, 2020 No Comments
Prevent Package Theft with a Video Doorbell

According to a NY Times report, 1.7 million packages are stolen every day.   While that is a staggering number, you can protect your deliveries from so-called porch pirates with these tips and the help of a doorbell camera from Matson Alarm.

Track your packages.

It’s important to know when your packages are going to arrive so you can plan to be at home or make other arrangements for them.  Track your packages and sign up for alerts.  Alerts will be sent to you via email or text so you can easily stay updated on the delivery date.

Have your packages delivered somewhere else.

If you can have your packages routinely delivered to your workplace that might be the best solution. You can also choose to have your packages delivered to UPS access points, Amazon lockers, or FedEx pickup locations depending on the shipping carrier. To minimize the chance of your package being lost or stolen ensure your packages are delivered to a secure location.

Enlist a neighbor.

If you can, alert a neighbor when your package has been delivered and ask them remove it from your porch and keep it safe for you until you can pick it up. You can tell when your package has been delivered with alerts or with the help of a doorbell camera.

Get a video doorbell camera.

There’s a reason why so many people are investing in video doorbell cameras.  They help you protect your packages and let you know who’s at your front door.  With a video doorbell any time motion is detected or the doorbell is pressed clips will automatically be recorded and you will receive an alert. This will let you be aware of when deliveries have been made and let you keep an eye on them.


There are many solutions on the market today, so why should you get a doorbell camera from Matson Alarm? With Matson Alarm you receive professional installation by our trained technicians, ongoing support and App control from your phone.  For more information on our video doorbell, take a look at our website.