Package thefts increase during the holidays. Here are some smart ways to protect yourself and your deliveries.
Prevention is the Best Solution
It is, unfortunately, challenging to bring package thieves to justice. However, you can often still get restitution if you contact the seller of your package. You may also want to check with your credit card company, as some companies offer free insurance on purchases. But preventing a problem is far better than trying to solve it after the fact. So please look at the ideas in the graphic for practical ideas that can protect your valuables, no matter your circumstances or budget.
If you want the best chance at catching a package thief, get all of the evidence you can. If you have a security camera or video doorbell, this can help capture video of a potential thief. You can then include this information as a part of your police report, and you can also share it with your neighbors. If someone has been targeting houses in your neighborhood, you’ll only know it if you talk with the people in your area.(Call the non-emergency police dispatch number at 801-298-6000 to report.)
Not any one measure can fully prevent package theft, but a combination of several of these steps can greatly reduce your chance of a thief stealing your packages.