How do I prevent someone from stealing my package. I have a few things being delivered from fed ex and ups. Monitor, power supply, motherboard, RAM, GPU all expensive shit.
I work 10 am - 645pm so I will most likely miss the deliveries. What is the best way to stop theft?
>What is the best way to stop theft?
Don't order packages shipped to your yard, you moron. Don't allow deliveries that don't involve you physically receiving the items, in person.
Get a package receiver. The driver will leave the package in the bay, push the button, and the door seals shut. Some come with multiple bays and automatic package detection. Get with the times, grandpa.
How do you get this shit stolen?
Every package I've gotten in canada, if you're not there to pick it up they take it back to the fed-ex or puralator or canada post, and they hold it there for a week.
Does USA not do this at all?
I was just about to say the same thing. Your wording is a bit ambiguous though. They don't hold it for a week, they hold it for UP TO a week. You can go pick it up next day if you want.
my fuckin sides, how did they ship by paying 13c less than the postage price?
generally if its a bunch of expensive shit and i know i wont be around the day of delivery, i have it mailed to my neighbor.
but that would require OP to have a neighbor they trust.
What my friend likes to do is after getting a package is empty the box out, replace the items with shit then put the box back outside where it is monitored via CCTV.
he has contributed to the arrest of 4 people.
all 4 tried to claim nothing was in the package but he has a receipt of delivery to prove it was delivered.
he claims it as stolen, which forces the thief to repay the cost of the item, so essentially he gets the item for free.
Serious. Holy fucking fuck. I had 5 packages waiting for me over the fucking holidays. One was delivered before Christmas and I was gone until this Sunday. It never even dawned on me that something might happen to them.
forgot to add he also insures his packages so in a sense, he is kinda triple dipping with the money going back to him.
also the camera is positioned so that it cannot see him take the package inside so there is no evidence of him ever actually getting it.
>Move to a nonshit neighborhood.
Because it is physically impossible for poor faggots to go raiding other wealthy, well-off neighborhoods and steal their packages.
I'm sure you live in a gated community too, where you need fingerprint checks and pat-downs to go in or out. Sounds like you're living the life.
I hear prisons offer this service too.
when dealing with surveilance videos, the police generally request a copy of the entire day's recordings, and it MUST come directly from the DVR. handing them a USB stick with the video file is no bueno and any lawyer would cum buckets over the ability to discredit the video if no chain of custody was established.
The only things they hold on to are packages that require a signature, otherwise they drop it off. Most of the time they ding dong ditch and don't even wait to see if someone is home or don't ring the doorbell at all.
IIRC, theft of a items being shipped common carrier is a federal offense in the US. Contact the police and ask them how to proceed. They can be surprisingly responsive when a chance for a felony arrest pops up.
If you live in an apartment complex, ask your landlord if you can have stuff delivered to the office.
If you live in a house, there isn't much you can do aside just having a cam on your porch/whatever and dealing with it if someone steals your shit.
>not having your very own paketbox in front of your house
this is the small version, I have the bigger one
The post office will hold things that are too large to fit in the box. They want you to buy a larger one, but they won't say anything unless you receive huge packages on a regular basis.
if you get a package too big for your box, they will instead put a key in your box. that key opens the drawer/cabinet where your package is being held.
and yes, if you get big shit on a regliar basis, the PO will start to request you get a bigger box
I send important stuff to my work place
>tfw no one tells you something came in
Here in Australia what they do is that if they can't deliver to you at home they deliver it to a local newsagent and leave a receipt at your door.
You have to show id and the receipt to get the package.
Right. I don't know what the original guy's house looks like but there's plenty of ways to catch these people without having to have your front door in the shot. Overhead, distant profile.
>point camera facing at pathway
>camera picks up delivery person walking up pathway, puts box in place where camera can't see it
>collect box, put shit in it, put box back
>nigger walks up pathway with no box and walks back down pathway with box
except you do see the package being taken.
you see the nigger roll up, get out of the car with nothing in hand, step up to the door under the camera and 1 second later leave with a package in hand.
what you never see is the homeowner switch out the package.
i get what you are saying that you dont see the nigger physically interact with the package as the package goes from ground to ape, but that doesnt matter as enough proof exists to prove guilt.