Protect your online shopping from ‘Porch Pirates’

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Protect your online shopping from ‘Porch Pirates’

It’s no secret Australian’s love online shopping, especially in today’s current climate online shopping has become an essential part of our everyday lives. But the problem comes when we have busy lives, we are no longer home 24/7. Whether it be work, study, picking up the kids, doing the shopping or going away on vacation, what do you do with the parcels that get delivered to your door while you are out? 


While it is not necessarily common, ‘porch pirates’ are a real and pertinent threat. For those that don’t know what a ‘porch pirate’ is, it describes someone that steals newly delivered packages from other people's front doors/properties. 


While some believe the solution to deterring porch pirates is redirecting our packages to your work or the post office, this can become complicated. It adds another errand you have to worry about which adds time onto your already busy day. 


So what’s the solution? You can install a smart doorbell, smart camera, parcel drop off locker. These are low cost, low effort solutions that can make you feel more secure leaving you with peace of mind as you go about your day.


Smart Doorbell

Even the presence of the smart doorbell itself can deter porch pirates. The smart doorbell will send you a notification when human motion is detected near your door. From this, you can have footage of any unwanted trespassers on your property. 

Some smart doorbells also have a two-way audio system so you can communicate with. This adds another layer of security as a way of deterring porch pirates. Alternatively, you could communicate with the delivery person to ask them to leave it in a safer place rather than in plain sight on the front step. 


Smart Camera

If a smart doorbell does not give good security coverage of where your parcels will be delivered you can opt for a smart security camera. This option can provide more security than a smart doorbell and can also be operated via your smartphone. 


Parcel Delivery Box

A delivery parcel box is a versatile and easy solution with no installation required. They are simple to use and provide a secure solution to receiving your parcels. It simply attaches to your front door and accepts deliveries when you’re not home.