Property owners and building managers are increasingly concerned about the threat of package theft. With the prevalence of online deliveries – (we’re looking at you Amazon 🙂 ) – package theft has become an increased occurrence throughout America. Here’s some fantastic ways to prevent the occurrence of package theft at your property, as prepared by the residential, commercial, and property management security experts at Nonstop Locksmith and Security Solutions.
The first order of business is to ensure that your property is physically protected to a level that prevents the risk of forced entry. One of the most important and commonly overlooked methods of protection is the installation of strong, high-quality, and durable latch guards to help reinforce your exterior door’s attachment to it’s frame. High quality latch guards will help prevent the potential for the myriad techniques for forced entry that criminals use today, and ensure a basic level of protected physical security at your property. Nonstop Locksmith and Security Services makes custom latch guards for all door sizes, shapes, and materials.
Install high quality security camera in the package delivery areas of your home or apartment complex. We recommend installing two cameras; one at the entrance of the building, at an angle that will capture the faces of those entering, as well as an interior camera at a hidden angle. Make sure to have at least one camera point directly at the place packages will be left at. This will function both as a safeguard for catching the culprit in the event a thief is daring enough to steal a package anyway. An external CCTV camera pointed in a visible position will also function as a deterrent that will highly discourage any thief considering stealing a package from attempting to do so. You should consider installing a high quality smart security camera, as it will allow you to easily review footage, as well as monitor your property live from a distance.
Video Intercom Systems
By installing a video intercom system- of which there’s tons of available options on the market today – you can effectively control who enters your property, as well as exactly what time they enter. This flexible control and viability allows you to visually verify that a visitor to your property is truly the individual that you are expecting. Video intercoms are available in doorbell-like iterations for single-family homes, as well as in larger multi-unit versions for apartment style complexes. We recommend installing a smart intercom and access control system with a keyless entry keypad that allows delivery people to access your property with a pre-set, time-sensitive code that will only work at a designated delivery time. This will eliminate the chance that a random package thief can walk onto your property at any time from the high street. Smart access control systems will also allow you to allow people onto your property live, and watch a live video and audio feed beamed from the front door of your property to your smartphone from any distance. This has the fantastic benefit of allowing you peace of mind in knowing exactly who can enter your property, and exactly when they can do so. Imagine you’re at work and you get a call notifying you that somebody is at your front door, and you can unlock the door for them at a distance! How amazing is that?? There’s a ton of video intercoms on the market today available for great prices, and Nonstop Locksmith is here to help you avoid getting your Christmas gifts stolen by installing them at your property.
There’s a wide variety of brands, makes, and models to choose from. The expert technicians at Nonstop Locksmith and Security Solutions can help determine which video intercom system can best fit the unique security and access control needs of your property, and go on to seamlessly install it at your property, so it’s perfectly functioning in a simple matter of minutes.