Holiday shopping season is here. While the television adds would like you to believe we started shopping for Christmas Gifts back in September, it really starts to ramp up the closer we get to Thanksgiving (which, if you are keeping track, is happening next week...). Some folks will brave the lines, the cold and the elbows of the Black Friday specials at the brick and mortar stores.
Others will opt to wait for Cyber Monday and place those online deals. The only downside to ordering online, is the delivery... OH, THE DELIVERY.
ONLINE ORDERING With the meteoric rise of companies like Ebay & Amazon, online ordering has risen in excess of 500% in the past 10+ years. With the ease and simplicity provided by these applications, people are even ordering some pretty expensive items.
Packages typically get delivered during the work day. If you are not home, this will result in the delivery company leaving a post-it note with a "we missed you" note, or they leave it on your doorstep. This leaves your items out in the open; even if you have a security system inside your home, it won't do any good if your package is on the porch!
1 in 4 homeowners in the US have experienced package theft. Many of us have resorted to having packages delivered elsewhere for safety. Some people will actually stay home to receive the more valuable deliveries. When you've got a smart home, you can go to work and not worry about getting any of you Christmas packages stolen.
With a modern home security system that includes a doorbell camera and smart lock, you can secure any package delivery in seconds, from wherever you are. Here's how you can prevent package theft in three quick steps.
Step #1: Verify Your Visitor You'll know your package is here when the delivery driver rings your doorbell camera, triggering an alert on your smartphone. Open your Alarm.com app for a live video view of the driver, then tap the microphone button to say hello.
Step #2: Direct Your Delivery Once you've spoken to the driver to verify them, ask them to leave the package inside and close the door afterwards.
Now, unlock your door from the same screen in your Alarm.com app. This action can disarm your security system too.
Step #3: Secure Your Door Once the delivery driver closes your door with your package safely inside, use your Alarm.com app to lock up again. As a final touch, re-arm your security system to ensure that your home is professionally protected for the rest of the day.
This may seem like overkill, but if you are waiting on a higher ticket item (like a laptop, gaming system or new smartphone), you won't have to worry about it growing legs and walking away.
Call American Defense Systems today to learn more about getting your home protecting with smart surveillance, and get FREE installation: 877-287-3077