‘Tis the season for package thieves

A record $7.4 billion in ecommerce sales were recorded on Black Friday, according to Adobe, up 19.6% from $6.2 billion last year. Thanksgiving Day ecommerce sales also set a record at $4.2 billion, an increase of 14.5%, marking the first time it surpassed the $4 billion mark.

Ecommerce is booming in large part due to the convenience of having packages delivered right to your door step. Unfortunately, with the holidays that also means opportunistic criminals are looking to steal your gifts without needing to break into the house if those packages are delivered and left outdoors while you are away or at work.

Earlier this year, Amazon announced new services that will allow them to place packages safely in your home, garage, or car trunk. It is another option for those that are wary of porch pirates but the service is currently only available in a certain locations.

For additional security tips, please call the friendly team at SafePath Security to see how we can help you protect your property.

Stay safe and enjoy the holidays!

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