5 Easy Tips to

Avoid Porch Pirates

As online shopping grows more popular than ever, so do the numbers of opportunistic thieves willing to steal unattended packages from homes all over San Diego.

It's an easy, spur of the moment crime that takes very little thought or preparation

which is why we’ve compiled a short list of easy tips to keep porch pirates from stealing your packages.

Let’s get started!

Arrange a Specific Delivery Time.

The easiest, most straightforward way of avoiding porch pirates is to set a delivery time so you can make sure you’re home when it arrives.

You might have to write specific instructions letting the delivery person know they need to wait for you to come out, but as long as you’re quick about it, it shouldn’t be a problem.

Don't Deliver Straight to Your Home.

If you can’t arrange a specific time, the second easiest way of avoiding porch pirates is to send your packages elsewhere.

PO boxes, courier brick & mortar locations, Amazon lockers, or even your work are good options, as there’s always someone there to receive the package in person.

If any of these options aren’t appealing, then send the package to a family member or a neighbor you know will be at home.

There’s no stealing your packages if they’re given to someone you trust.

Storage Box

Because of the rising concern of porch pirates, sellers from worldwide have started selling storage boxes that you can keep on your porch.

The basic ones simply hide packages by blending with your decoration, though they won’t stop a dedicated porch pirate.

More expensive models come with a lock and even digital options, ensuring your packages stay protected once they’ve been delivered.



Get a Security System

Few things dissuade porch pirates as much as a robust security system, as their presence in a home makes the whole enterprise far too risky to be worth it. Porch cameras, automatic lights, and the knowledge that your house is protected can go a long way towards keeping your packages, and your home safe.

If you’re in the San Diego area, and you’re looking for a home alarm system, look no further than Five Alarm Security, the top residential alarm installation service this side of California.

With over fifteen years of experience servicing San Diego and its surroundings, Five Alarm Security guarantees comprehensive and smart protection to your home and your loved ones, as well as the ability to monitor your porch to protect yourself from porch pirates.

Five Alarm offers a series of comprehensive residential security systems, as well as the ability to personalize your system, ensuring you get the protection you need exactly as you want it.

We understand the importance of keeping it simple and local, so we’ve streamlined the process to make it as easy as possible. Simply pick your system, choose your accessories, select a plan, and wait for our trained specialists to install your new system and provide you peace of mind.

Protect yourself against porch pirates with Five Alarm Security.

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