Category: Porch Theft Prevention

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 Essential Top 10 Holiday Home Security Tips

It’s time again for another installment of our holiday home security & safety tips! You might remember our list from last year. Holidays always see a spike in property crime, and so it’s an important time to play it safe and be aware of common risks. The seasonal increase in …

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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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Troubleshooting Amazon Alexa [4 Top Issues]

Amazon’s smart speakers, including Tap, Dot, and Echo, are really incredible feats of technological achievement. It’s like the computer in Star Trek. Just ask your question and it’s answered. Alexa, Amazon’s AI doing the heavy lifting of these devices, can even tell jokes, control other smart devices in your home …

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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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Moms ❤ The Package Guard

Being a new mom isn’t easy, but thankfully, home deliveries are saving time and sanity. One mom we asked explains, that she only survives with strategic multitasking. “When the baby’s asleep, I order groceries online via Safeway, dinner online via Blue Apron, baby supplies, gifts, household items, etc. And by …

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