Prepare your home so that the mailman can always get your mail to you successfully and that no one else can retrieve your mail illegally.
- Have a well-lit front stoop
Keep your front door lit so that anyone attempting to steal anything will be easily seen.
- Employ a mail slot cover or secure drop box
Consider installing a secure mailbox with a key lock on the outside. This would make it impossible for anyone to take mail out of the mailbox. If you do not have a mailbox and only a slip in your door, use a mail slot cover that cannot be easily tampered with.
- Get a second deadbolt on your door
Have a second deadbolt on your front door if your mailbox is located right next to it or the door has a mail slot. Delivery personnel and mailmen will always be delivering packages which can attract the errant thief. Make sure the door is fully secured to prevent any curious thieves from simply walking inside.
- Get a door without a mail slot
A mail slot can be tampered with to break into your home. Try a mailbox that is separate from your house.
- Use motion sensors
You can install motion sensors near your mailbox using your home security alarm system. This would alert you anytime someone is near the mailbox, warning you if anyone is there when they are not supposed to be.
- Get a home security system
The best way to protect your home is to install a wireless security system. With exterior surveillance cameras and motion detectors, you’ll always know who exactly is at your front door.
Hawk Security provides the finest home security systems to protect your home from intruders. If a thief tries to tamper with your mail or packages, you’ll be instantly alerted through the home alarm system.