Stop Porch Pirates This Holiday Season

Stop Porch Pirates This Holiday Season
Stop Porch Pirates This Holiday Season
 
The holiday season is filled with fun, parties, food, gifts, overeating and unfortunately some risk. One of the fasted growing risks for many people are stolen packages by porch pirates. According to proopertycasualtiy360, over 26 million packages are stolen during the holiday season. Need more bad news? 
 
Your homeowners or renter’s insurance generally may not cover this loss as it tends to be under your deductible. There could be coverage if you have personal property off premises insurance. Also, for theft coverage to apply generally, you need proof of loss by a broker indoor, etc. 
Call our office for a review of your homeowner’s insurance, as each policy is unique to your circumstances. 
 
Things To Do
  • Delivery confirmation is a good way to prove the package was delivered.
  • Thieves will follow delivery trucks, waiting for the perfect target.
  • These thieves commonly strike during working hours as many homes are empty at that time.
  • You can insure your packages. 
  • Consider having a person there when the delivery is scheduled.
  • Install a security camera.
High Tech Solutions
 
  • Landport or BoxLock provides a delivery box on your porch that has an electronic lock.
  • Amazon Key, which has a simple premise: When a delivery arrives at your house, and you’re not home, the courier scans a barcode that sends a request to Amazon’s cloud. If it’s approved Amazon remotely unlocks your door and starts recording video through the online retailer’s Cloud Cam.
  • Install a front door camera. Many shippers will not replace the item with this kind of device. 
What To Do If A Package Is Stolen
  • Track your package. Check the delivery confirmation and tracking number. 
  • Make sure a neighbor did not pick it up for you. 
  • Contact the seller. Different retailers have different policies and processes for handling stolen items, but usually, you are entitled to a refund or a replacement item.
  • File a claim with the shipping company. 
  • Check your Credit Cards for Purchase Protection.
 
Heaton Bennett Insurance is an Independent Insurance Agency, which means we represent many different companies, so we can find the one that is right for you. We can shop your insurance for you instead of you having to call around. We currently serve numerous satisfied businesses and residents with our personalized service, sound risk management principles, quality carriers, and progressive pricing. With experience and poise, we can provide you auto, renters, home coverage and much more. Call us today get a free quote and begin your journey towards reliable and affordable insurance.
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