Doorstep mail thefts have never been more common. Sadly people’s parcels and letters are stolen from outside of their houses on a daily basis, all around the nation. If you do not take preventative measures to ensure your parcels are safe, you could end up becoming the victim of theft too. Of course, if you have never had to think about protecting your mail before it is unlikely you’ll know where to start.
This post will explore this topic in more detail and tell you everything you need to do to protect your mail and packages from theft or damage.
One of the very best things you can do to keep yourself safe is to invest in secure drop boxes. You can choose from a wide selection of drop boxes for mail packages online. Make sure that you conduct extensive research and find the most secure box that you can. The quality of the box that you buy to store your mail in or have a significant impact on the ease with which thieves are able to steal your mail. In other words, by investing in a secure box thieves will not be able to break in
Another highly effective way of protecting your mail and packages from theft is to invest in security cameras. Security cameras are not going to physically prevent people from being able to steal your parcels but they can deter criminals from stepping onto your property. The reason for this is that they will catch the faces of those involved in thefts. Criminals are reluctant to commit crimes when they are on camera. A security camera and a secure box are the best investments you can make for your property’s safety.
You may also want to get in touch with your neighbours and ask them to look after parcels for you when you are not around. If thefts have become a common occurrence in your neighbourhood then it is very likely that your neighbours will be enthusiastic about looking after your parcels as you will be able to reciprocate and return the favour when they are not around to accept them. Be sure to go and knock on your neighbour’s door and ask them directly whether or not they are comfortable with you having parcels delivered to their house if you are not around rather than just doing it without their permission.
One last thing to consider that is slightly extreme is to invest in a firearm licence. If thefts are becoming very common in your neighbourhood then one of the best things that you can do is invest in a firearm as you never know when porch thefts are going to turn into full-on burglaries. A firearm licence will not be particularly difficult to obtain unless you have some kind of criminal record. If you have a criminal record you will be disqualified from the firearm licencing process.
Protecting your parcels is important, as it’s likely you receive many of them. Most people do nowadays. If you want to protect yours then you can do this by following the guidance that has been issued here in this post.