Online sales have seen a huge uptick in recent months. Statistics have shown that about 91% of Americans have become online shoppers, and even more have at least dipped their toes into the waters of cyber shopping. The convenience of shopping online instead of waiting in line, and then scooping your order up from your front porch, means this year could possibly be the biggest year ever for e-commerce.
While most of us know this, or at least see its reasonability, we are not the only ones paying attention to the number of brown boxes sitting unattended on doorsteps. Thieves are not always sure what they’re going to get, but the temptation of getting their own holiday shopping done for free is enough to start a wave of crime this season.
Is there a way keep your packages safe when you aren’t able to get to them right away? Fortunately, you don’t have to quit your job to wait for the mail to arrive. Getting a video doorbell lets you keep an eye on things and also sends a message to thieves that they should keep moving or get caught. There are many other reasons to consider a video doorbell, such as:
Packages aren’t the only things that tend to be stolen during the holiday season. With every year, holiday decorations become more and more elaborate. While these decorations are a delight to look at while driving or walking by, there are unfortunately dishonest people out there who like to ruin everyone else’s fun. More often than not, those decorations will be destroyed or stolen. Since this kind of crime tends to be traced to people local to the scene, video surveillance can help you find the criminals to either return the property or pay the damages.
Beyond just being able to see who has come to your front door, you’ll also be able to see everyone who goes by your front door area. Have you ever wondered what creatures might be wandering by your house? Perhaps you’ll catch a few bunnies playing a chasing game. By far the most interesting creatures your video might catch are the people who walk by. You might catch an epic skateboard or bike trick. Conversely, you might see something really funny or newsworthy.
Peace of Mind
Not only can being able to keep an eye on your house from anywhere cause you to breathe a sigh of relief, but you may even get a better night’s sleep. You may be able to access video of your front door, but eventually you won’t need to keep watching that feed. You’ll know that you and your family are safe, that your packages will be left untampered with, and your neighborhood will be left better than it could have been without video surveillance.
Everyone loves receiving packages. But no one likes the possibility of having them stolen right off their own front step. Installing a video doorbell is a great way make sure Santa stays in business for the holiday season.