February 5, 2023

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How to keep your delivered packages safe from theft

Given all the turmoil of 2020 here in the United States, Christmas this year has enough potential for bah humbuggery without adding a stolen Christmas gift to the list.

There are steps you can take to reduce the possibility your packages from being stolen once they’re delivered to your front door. Investigator Mike Day with the Mountain Home Police Department offered the following tips to help reduce the chances some Grinch swipes packages from your front porch.

“I like cameras, especially doorbell cameras,” said Day. “These cameras can send you an alert as soons as they see someone. That means you’ll know when a package is delivered and if someone comes and tries to take it.”

Some cameras allow for voice communication, meaning if someone walks on your property and approaches a package at your front door, you can warn them they are being recorded and you are calling police.