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                               Package Theft Solutions

Holiday shopping is Full swing now, and if you are like me , You’re probably doing A LOT of on-line ordering!  Unfortunately, thieves know this and are watching for easy prey.
Today, I’m going to share my top 6 solutions to prevent package theft and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from these thugs!
 
Most of us take advantage of the time saving convenience of ordering our holiday gifts on line and love the fact they can be delivered right to our door step the very next day!
But this convenience can come with a higher price… Yes, there are thieves out there that are watching and waiting for the opportunity to snatch your package!  However, if you follow any of these 6 package theft solutions that I’m going to talk about today, you can drastically reduce this from happening:

Tip #1
Schedule deliveries where you ARE and not where you ARE NOT
Most major delivery companies allow you to schedule specific times for your delivery. If so, and you are at work during normal delivery times, have your package delivery where you ARE.. For example.. have your package delivered at your office during working hours.
On the flip side of that..Tell friends and family to do the same if they are sending YOU a package.

Tip # 2
Set Up alternative pick up options with your local delivery company:
If it is not convenience or feasible to have packages delivered to where you physically are during delivery times, Have a designated Access Point.
For example, UPS, Fed-Ex and others have local stores on practically every corner in most neighborhoods. I bet you pass one on your way home every day!.. Go inside to make arrangements to have your packages delivered there.  If you’d like to learn more about how this works, I put the link below to sign up for this network.

Tip #3 
Require a signature for packages you send to family and friends:
You may be mailing packages from your local post office or delivery service. Require a signature for your recipient upon delivery. Yes, there is a small fee to do this, but may be well worth it to be assured your package was delivered to hands of your intended recipient.

Tip #4
Home security or Door Monitoring Camera devices
We’ve all seen the reports on the news and social media where these ‘porch thieves’ have been caught in the act by security cameras and door bell camera monitoring systems. But please don’t rely of these systems alone.. These thugs hit in broad daylight and once your package is snatched, it’s gone!, Along with your inconvenience and money replacing your snatched package. All that being said,  I’m a big fan of these systems!, and can be a Huge deterrent for these thugs.. Especially if you can catch them in the act! So if you are in a position to install one of these devices..please do it!

Tip # 5
Keep an eye out for suspicious Cars and People in your neighborhood
You might be thinking,’I live in a gated community, and pretty sure this won’t happen here’…There is a certain level of truth to that, and I encourage you to check out my video that talks in detail about the pro’s and con’s of gated communities.
 However, during the holidays, neighboring residents may have a higher influx of traffic in and out of the community from various visitors other than friends and family. Like maybe temporary labor service people..
Now  I’m not saying your neighbors would intentionally allow a criminal into the neighborhood, but what I want to stress to you, is to  Always be vigilant and be aware if something just does not look right!

And finally Tip #6
Talk to your friends and family AHEAD of time
One of the best parts of giving a gift is the element of surprise for your loved one.  The sentiment of anticipating a surprise is a gift in itself!
I know this one sounds like a no-brainer…
But please, let them know they will have a special delivery coming from you. Have a clear plan how,  when and where they will receive your package.
So, If they tell you it is perfectly safe to have the package delivered on their doorstep, please share what we’ve learned in this video today.
In the end, it’s your time, money and sentiment that may be lost if the package is stolen. Please take the necessary steps to keep your packages out of the hands of thieves, and into the hearts of Your intended recipient  during this joyous season!

If you can do at least one of these 6 tips when either sending or receiving packages during this wonderful time of year, I promise… you will dramatically reduce the chance of having to go through the disheartening experience of being a victim of  package theft.

If you agree, Then Please SHARE THIS VIDEO with your loved ones.
Until then, I wish you all a safe and blissful season.
I’m Lisa Kelly, Lakeland Homes and Lifestyles with Premier Realty  and I’ll see you on the next one.
 

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