Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Nov 28, 2016
Porch Pirate Warning
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Once again the holiday shopping season is upon us and most of us are buying as many gifts as we can online to avoid the crowded stores.
But, when you do buy items online, they’re often delivered to your front door while you are away, which has led to a new concern: Porch Pirates.
Porch Pirates will follow delivery trucks around to check out the best packages to steal when they figure out no one’s home.
To help fight this growing problem, try to have your gifts sent to a friend or neighbor that you know will be at home or if possible, send it to your place of work.
You can generally provide special delivery instructions when you're making the purchase or post a note on the front door if there’s a safer place for the delivery to be made.
If packages get delivered to your house on a regular basis throughout the year, think about installing a motion-sensing webcam that can automatically record activity and sends you an alert whenever it detects someone at your door.