If the doorbell rings, you might have less than one minute to act. What exactly does this mean? You’re watching your favorite television show, and the doorbell rings, and you decide to ignore your doorbell figuring the package will be there when you decide to go outside to get it, but there’s a car that has been trailing the UPS, FedEx, and Amazon truck all day, hoping that you don’t come to the door to get your package, and once the delivery driver drops off the package, while watching your favorite movie, someone parks in your driveway like they live at your residence, and they casually walk up onto your porch, and take your package like it belongs to them. If you don’t have a Ring system, or Nest system that records when individuals walk up onto your property, you could possibly be out of luck, because the logistics provider has provided the service of leaving the package at your residence, and your doorbell has been rung.
If you’re not going to be home, and you don’t have an alarm, or monitoring system, and you have a neighbor who is retired, or stays at home a lot during the day, ask them to pick up your package, and put it inside of their home until you come home from work. If you have an area on your porch where items can be hid leave a sign that says, packages here, because if a thief, or porch pirate is walking around in the neighborhood, a package that is visible will attract their attention 1000 times more than a package that is hidden on a porch, or behind a door. At night leave your lights on if possible, because a thief would rather act in the dark preferably than in the light because of the fact of being seen. Happy Holidays, please be safe, and remember if the doorbell rings, you might have less than one minute to act.