In recent years, smart doorbell cameras have become incredibly popular. More and more people are shopping online and having packages delivered, which has led to an explosion of porch piracy. To fight back, many homeowners are installing smart doorbell cameras to catch thieves in the act.
But do smart doorbell cameras really protect your home and keep your packages safe? With this post, we’ll take a look at some of the benefits and limitations of installing these cameras, along with other options that might be available to protect your deliveries.
It’s easy to imagine some of the ways using this technology could be helpful:
The points above highlight the best of what you can expect from a quality smart doorbell camera. But there are some limitations to the technology to keep in mind:
Capturing a video of a porch pirate swiping a package and running off may or may not help the police catch that thief and recover your items. But there is another option available that can prevent the theft entirely. By adding a package lockbox, like PARCELBIN, to your front porch or surrounding area, you’ll have a safe place for items to be left when you aren’t home.
With a video, your packages are still out in the open and available to be snatched—and a criminal can simply cover their face or sneak up from the side to avoid detection. By installing a high quality, secure lockbox instead (or in addition to the doorbell camera), you’ll have a physical barrier that can prevent thieves from even accessing your packages.
If you’re tired of worrying about your deliveries being stolen while you’re away at work, order a PARCELBIN today. Our secure lockbox provides a safe place for the delivery person to leave your packages, with several options for locking.
Our current PARCELBIN model can be locked with a lock of your choice. You can simply provide a code to your lock along with your delivery instructions. We’re also excited to announce that PARCELBIN will soon have smart lock capabilities, and we’re now accepting pre-orders for that model!
PARCELBIN is a simple, elegant solution to package theft, which has become a frustrating problem for so many homeowners. Order yours today!