Turning off your Ring alarm, and non-working doorbell could help a thief steal your mail, and packages.
Turning off your Ring alarm, and non-working doorbell could help a thief steal your mail, and packages. This sounds like a catch phrase, but the reality is that a thief will always look for clues to help them to steal mail, or packages off of your porch. Things that a thief will look for are they will actually ring your doorbell to see if it’s working, and if they don’t hear the distinctive sound that the Ring doorbell makes, along with its other competitors then they will assume that your batteries are down on the alarm, or that something is simply not working properly with your alarm, which will then make them feel more comfortable with trying to steal something out of your mailbox, or a package that was left on your porch. If the doorbell isn’t working then they will try to knock on your door, and if you don’t respond to the knock, then they will feel like it’s time for their plan to spring into action to steal items out of your mailbox, and packages off of your porch. What do they look for to help them steal items off of your porch, they look for signs like doorbell not working, please knock, or they see that your doorbell has been removed, or that it’s being repaired, they also look for signs such as baby sleeping don’t knock on door, or if they don’t hear a television playing they will assume that no one is at home, if your lights are turned off they will assume that no one is at home.
How do you defend against activity like this from porch pirates? If you’re expecting a package, and you have a neighbor who is retired, tell them to pickup your item, and to hold it for you until you get home from work. If you can have items delivered to your job, it’s better than having it delivered to your home, because you will be there to receive it. Don’t leave signs to let thieves know that your doorbell isn’t working, if they see a sign, they will look at it like a window of opportunity. Remember, turning off your Ring alarm, and non-working doorbell could help a thief steal your mail, and packages. www.iwantmymail.com