Nov 17, 2021|

State-of-the-Art Holiday Package Protection

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‘Tis the season for an increase in online shopping, package deliveries, and consequently, a spike in package theft.

If you haven’t yet had the experience of ordering the perfect gift online only to have it snatched from your porch by a “porch pirate” you might be in the minority – and the clock could very well be ticking. There’s no better time than now to save the holidays the holidays by protecting your porch.

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E-Commerce Is Here To Stay

If you love to shop online, you’re in good company. Over 230 million people in the United States and over 2 billion people worldwide shopped online in 2020 – a number which has climbed year after year.

With unmatched convenience and endless options at customers’ fingertips, it’s no wonder the popularity of online shopping continues to grow. Add in a global pandemic, and more packages are being delivered now than ever before. In fact, in 2020 more than 131 billion packages were delivered globally, and experts expect that number to double over the next five years.

And as e-commerce continues to increase, so do package thefts. In 2020 a staggering 1.7 million packages were stolen every single day – which is bad enough on an average day let alone during the holidays.

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The holiday season

It’s no surprise, the busiest time of the year for online shopping and package deliveries is the holidays. In fact, experts predict holiday e-commerce sales to reach a record $207 billion in 2021. And more purchases mean more packages, which could equate to more than 3 billion packages hitting porches this holiday season.

The sad truth is some of those packages will be stolen – never making it to their intended recipients. A recent study showed that 43% of Americans report having had a package stolen and, to no surprise, there is an uptick during the holidays.

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State-of-the-art holiday package protection

Can’t be home to receive every package immediately upon its delivery? We’ve got you covered with the smartest doorbell camera on the market.

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With the Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro you can keep the convenience of home delivery and be proactive in protecting your packages as opposed to reactive if/when they’re stolen. Here’s how and why it works:

  • Smart Deter technology – Not only does the camera notify you when someone is on your porch, but it also notifies the potential thief they’ve been caught on camera. In other words, the Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro doesn’t just record crime, it prevents it.
  • Package notifications – The Doorbell camera is sophisticated enough to be able to tell the difference between someone passing by and a package being delivered meaning you will get package notifications and not false alarms.
  • Custom detection zones – With a few simple clicks you can customize the camera’s surveillance areas as well as choose the detection sensitivity level.
  • Two-way audio, one-way video – You can see and speak with visitors on your porch from anywhere.
  • Smart lock integrations – All Vivint products work seamlessly together allowing you to unlock (and re-lock) your door remotely for trusted friends or deliveries.

Save your holidays, and your packages

Don’t let your packages become yet another porch-pirate statistic. We’re here to help. Ask a Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro to your system to protect your packages and porch this holiday season, and all year long. If you’re an existing customer, click here. If you are interested in a Vivint System, contact our Smart Home Pros at 855.822.1220.

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