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Smart Cameras: How To Catch Package Thieves in the Act

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Is there anything more frustrating during the holidays than being a victim of package theft off of your own front porch? Hardly. The gifts you ordered for loved ones are hard to replace; not many people can afford to purchase more, in terms of time or money. Fortunately, there are ways that your security system can help you prevent package theft. If it has smart home upgrades, then it can provide you these benefits to combat package theft risks.

Instant Awareness with Video Alerts

Connecting smart security cameras to the rest of your system means you’ll receive a video alert when someone is at your front door. Maybe it’s the delivery driver bringing those presents you ordered, or maybe it’s someone far more malicious – like a thief attempting to make off with your purchases. When you get a video alert on your smart phone, you can see who’s there instantly – and with two-way communication, you can even talk to them if you would like to.  

Technology Integration for Multiple Scenarios

Here’s an either/or scenario that illustrates how the integrations in a system can work together to deter package theft. With the video alerts, you’ll see who’s at the door. With the two-way communication, you’ll be able to say what you want to say.

When you get a video alert on your smart phone, you can see who’s there instantly – and with two-way communication, you can even talk to them if you would like to.  

If it’s the delivery person, use the smart locks to unlock the door from your phone and ask him to leave the package inside. Still keeping your eye on the video, you can watch him place the package inside, close the door and walk away. And if it’s a thief? In that scenario, you can let him know that you see him and you’re calling the police. Either way, your package is now safe – and your system just used three different integrated technologies to make it happen.

Practical Video Storage Methods

Using cloud-based storage, your smart home security system keeps your video alert clips where you can access them on demand, via download. You can even share these clips on social media or send them to law enforcement. This is a practical way to warn others or provide evidence if you file a police report.

These are some of the ways your smart home security system can protect you from package theft. For more help with home security, Staten Island homeowners can call Alarmingly Affordable.

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Connected cameras are indispensable to home security. Staten Island homeowners, call Alarmingly Affordable to learn more. We will be happy to answer your questions.

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Steven Capogna

Steven is the owner and President of Alarmingly Affordable, a Staten Island security company focused on access control, video surveillance and other integrated systems for commercial, institutional, and residential applications.
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