It’s holiday shopping season and package thieves are on the prowl.
How do you plan to protect your doorstep deliveries?
One in four US homeowners has experienced package theft, according to Alarm.com research. Many of us now have packages delivered elsewhere for safety, while others stay home to receive valuable deliveries.
However, there’s an easier solution. With a modern home security system that includes a doorbell camera and smart lock, you can secure any package delivery in seconds, from wherever you are. Here’s how you can prevent package theft in three quick steps.
Step #1: Verify Your Visitor
You’ll know your package is here when the delivery driver rings your doorbell camera, triggering an alert on your smartphone. Open your Alarm.com app for a live video view of the driver, then tap the microphone button to say hello.
Step #2: Direct Your Delivery
Once you’ve spoken to the driver to verify them, ask them to leave the package inside and close the door afterwards.
Now, unlock your door from the same screen in your Alarm.com app. This action can disarm your security system too.
Step #3: Secure Your Door
Once the delivery driver closes your door with your package safely inside, use your Alarm.com app to lock up again. As a final touch, re-arm your security system to ensure that your home is professionally protected for the rest of the day.
Want to see it for yourself? Check out this quick video.
Preventing package theft is easy with Superior. If you have smart home security already, talk to your service provider about adding a doorbell camera and smart lock in time for the holidays.
This article originally appeared on the Alarm.com Blog.