Category: Home Safety

20x Your Donation to Help Those in Need

How to 20X your Donation Package Guard is teaming up with b8ta stores on National Package Protection Day (November 29th) to 20x your charitable donations to help keep people on the streets warm this winter. To donate, come in to the b8ta store in U Village in Seattle between 1pm – …

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The 11 Most Entertaining Comments about the Amazon...

Amazon today announced the Amazon Key service to help create seamless delivery for your packages. We agree home safety and porch pirates are a huge problem that cost companies and consumers millions of dollars each year – and it’s worth finding new innovative solutions. With their announcement the market had …

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Why You Should ALWAYS Report a Package Theft to th...

Let’s help catch criminals together! A study from the National Institute of Justice suggests that deterrence works by increasing the likelihood of a criminal getting caught (rather than increasing the severity of the punishment). This means that cameras and the gadgets that we set up work only if reports are made …

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Creating Package Guard

How This All Started In 1999, my wife Patty and I started a nonprofit called Survive the Streets. Survive the Streets’ purpose is to support those in need and help them stay warm through the cold Seattle winters. Each year the funds we raise allow us to purchase 40–50 boxes of coats, gloves, …

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The Past and Present of Home Security

Home Security is a concern for all people–the need to preserve life and as much comfort as possible. That concern for security quickly extends to property, and the notion of home security is nothing new. We might consider it starting when humans began to stay in relatively fixed “homes” and …

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8 Astonishing Online Shopping & Home Delivery...

8 Astonishing Online Shopping & Home Delivery Stats [INFOGRAPHIC] We live in a world where you can get virtually anything delivered. And almost all of us want it delivered to our front doors. But the fear of package theft and porch pirates, has many of us making other decisions and …

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Don’t Leave Your Home Unattended Without Tak...

Don’t Leave Your Home Unattended Without Taking These 7 Precautions It’s summer and many people are getting away for some much earned r&r, but you don’t want that well deserved rest to be tarnished by worry over what’s going on at home. Fortunately, there are many things you can do …

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Tips on using Social Media for Neighborhood Safety

One of the easiest (and free) tricks to keeping your home secure and your packages safe is to be connected with your neighborhood, community, and neighbors. So, how do you do that? Social media is not a bad way to keep in touch, and platforms like Facebook and Nextdoor are particularly …

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