With ecommerce soaring in 2020, the opportunities for front porch package theft soared, too. If you are a property manager, consider these tips from our panel of professionals to foil those porch pirates and help your residents feel more secure.
John Romito, Founder and Licensed Real Estate Agent at Heart & Home Real Estate.
Taking appropriate action
Porch piracy is rising, despite the prevalence of so many people being on the premises more due to COVID-19 distancing measures. Among multi-family communities, once people lose faith in the security of packages left on their doorstep, those people will soon leave that community.
It is in the interest of the property manager, then, to take action and tighten security measures across the community. Review all video logs, and take appropriate action, whether that is more or different security contractors, more cameras, or changes in how packages are received and handled within the community. The worst thing to do is nothing at all.
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