It's that time of year where we all are vulnerable to our packages being stolen from our porches.

It is a sad world where thieves drive around looking for packages to steal from unsuspecting homeowners porches during the holiday season.

Here are 5 tips to help you ward of those porch pirates.

Package thefts have been known to increase during the holidays.

Please take extra steps to keep your orders safe, here are some tips from the police department.

1.Have packages delivered to your work. Delivering packages to a job increases visibility and reduces the chances that your packages might be swiped unexpectedly.

2.Schedule deliveries for times you will be home. This keeps packages from sitting unattended for long periods of time.

3.Buddy up with a neighbor. If they are home during the day, have packages sent there.

4.Require a signature. This extra insurance ensures that you won’t have packages piling up at your door.

5.Monitor your front porch. Security cameras or video doorbells can be used to keep an eye on your packages, deterring thieves from grabbing them off of your property.

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