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Home / Resources / Stop Stolen Packages Without Checking “Signature Required”

Stop Stolen Packages Without Checking “Signature Required”

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Historically, the holidays have been the biggest draw for package theft. But year-round deals, online shopping sprees, and the overall increase in e-commerce activity have made every day a good day for porch pirates.  More than 40% of Americans receive packages three to five times a month, and over 20% have packages delivered six or more times a month. That … Read More

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Home / Resources / Strange and Surprising Stories of Package Theft

Strange and Surprising Stories of Package Theft

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With millions of online orders delivered each day, package theft is becoming an increasingly common occurrence. Over a third of Americans have fallen victim to porch pirates or know someone who has. For younger generations (age 18 to 34), that percentage jumps to 45%.  While surveillance cameras do little to prevent robberies, they capture video evidence to help police and … Read More

Home / Resources / Completing the Chain of Custody with Smiota Package Lockers

Completing the Chain of Custody with Smiota Package Lockers

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In 2019, 1.92 billion people worldwide are expected to buy online — that’s roughly 25% of the world’s population. And many of those consumers constantly check their phones waiting for the “out for delivery” status to become “delivered.” It’s not just because of the anticipation, though —  package theft is a growing threat, and no one wants to be the … Read More

Home / Resources / The Best Tips for Thwarting Package Theft

The Best Tips for Thwarting Package Theft

in Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management, Package Theft

Are your tenants among the 60% of Americans who worry about the safety of their packages? How about the nearly 20% who have already experienced package theft? (If you’re not sure, check out this article). In any case, there are a few steps you can take to keep packages out of the wrong hands — and give your tenants peace … Read More

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Home / Resources / 5 Signs Your Multifamily Building Is Falling Victim to Package Theft

5 Signs Your Multifamily Building Is Falling Victim to Package Theft

in Multifamily Property Management, Package Theft

If you own multifamily real estate, you’ve already seen the effects of eCommerce — package pile-ups in entryways, mailrooms, or common spaces. Package protection is quickly becoming a must-have amenity, and future tenants will want to know how you can ensure the safety of their deliveries. But how do you know if your security measures are enough? Or if your … Read More

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Home / Resources / The Package Theft That Inspired Smiota’s High-Tech Last Yard Solution

The Package Theft That Inspired Smiota’s High-Tech Last Yard Solution

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As e-commerce skyrockets, package security is on everyone’s mind. Roughly 1 in 4 people have experienced package theft. Manju Kashi has a package theft story of his own, and the resulting headache inspired him to start Smiota, a company dedicated to securing the last yard of delivery.   Manju’s story About four years ago, Manju was spending about 60% of … Read More

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Home / Resources / We Love These Cities, and So Do Package Thieves

We Love These Cities, and So Do Package Thieves

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Heavily-populated areas, particularly wealthy neighborhoods, are perfect targets for package thieves. Crooks often follow delivery trucks from house to house, snatching a bagful of boxes from a single street and making it home before you even know something’s missing. Safewise recently published a report that reveals the metro areas porch pirates love the most. San Francisco tops the list overall … Read More