How to prevent porch package theft this holiday season (ASL – 12.12.19)
Study: More people dying at home, not hospitals (ASL – 12.12.19)
Turn Off Light
The holidays are a prime season for criminals.
Even though online holiday gift shopping is convenient, there is a chance of packages being stolen off your doorstep.
According to transportation experts, 15-percent of all deliveries in urban areas fail to reach customers on the first attempt due to package theft or other issues.
So, how do you keep package thieves from stealing those presents from your porch?
Experts share a few tips.
Number one, sign up for delivery updates.
The UPS “My Choice” program sends you updates and drop-off times to keep packages from sitting outside.
Number two, redirect packages to your office instead of your home address.
Just make sure your employer is ok with that.
Number three, pick it up at a facility.
Even if your packages don’t need a signature, you can request that they get held at the facility so they don’t get left on your stoop.
Number four, pick it up instead.
Amazon Locker delivery, Package Concierge and UPS Access Point all allow packages to be sent to a secure location.
Also, many retailers offer free shipping directly to a nearby store where you can pick up your items.
And lastly, schedule your delivery on a day you know you’ll be home or require a signature for that package.
The Closed Caption version of this video can be found here:
Sign1News is the first and only digital network, partnered with world news leader CNN, to offer on-line news and information in American Sign Language. Sign1News provides equal access to local, regional and national news and information to the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community via a daily post-produced broadcast. Sign1News: Your Life. Your Language.