Protecting Your Property From Porch Pirates
The holiday season is officially upon us, and you know what that means. So much to do and not nearly enough time to do it! Completing your holiday shopping used to be much more difficult- waiting in lines, going to ten stores trying to get the hottest toy of the year, finding everywhere sold out. Nowadays, parents and other gift-givers alike are choosing to do their shopping online, having most of their presents delivered right to their doors. This is an excellent solution for busy people who don’t have the time to go out shopping. However, it also introduces the risk of porch pirates, people who will steal packages that have been left unattended on doorsteps.
These thieves take advantage of online shoppers, especially during the holiday season. The brand new TV for your son, the custom jersey for your dad, even the new bed you ordered for your favorite furry friend- all gone. And yet, it’s unrealistic to ask or recommend that holiday shoppers stop ordering online. Luckily, Forbes has created a list of potential ways to thwart these porch pirates during their busiest season.
- Ship your belongings to an Amazon Locker
- Ship to a FedEx location
- Send packages to your work address
- Install an outdoor security camera
- Keep your property well lit
- Make it look like you’re home
While these tips can help to stop would-be porch pirates, there is no surefire way to ensure the safety of your packages unless you’re there. It may seem old fashioned, but driving to the Burlington Mall or strolling down Newbury Street in Boston may be your best bet if you’re truly concerned about the wellbeing of your items.
At Peacock Properties, we are dedicated to ensuring our property owners are as informed as possible, whether that’s about property management knowledge, local events, holiday safety, or beyond. We care about more than just your property, and in doing so, are committed to sharing tips that may be helpful to you and your residents.
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