Protect your Christmas deliveries this season

Updated: Nov. 27, 2017 at 6:47 PM CST
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(KPLC) - Many will do much of their Christmas shopping online this year.

But having packages delivered while you're not home has some risks. Here are some tips to protect yourself.

  • Security cameras - Security cameras are becoming more and more common. KPLC often has viewers send in photos or videos of thefts they've captured on their security cameras.
  • Have packages delivered to your workplace - Some businesses will allow this. Check with your employer before doing this.
  • Have packages delivered to friend or family member who will be home during day.
  • Require signature on delivery.
  • Track packages - Most delivery services allow you to track where the package is and when it's being delivered. Some will also send alerts when the package is delivered.
  • Ship to store - If you're ordering from a site that has a local retailer, this is often an option. Sometimes, shipping is less, too.
  • Get insurance on your delivery - This may cost a little extra, but it may give some piece of mind.
  • Give instructions where around the house to deliver the package (back porch, etc.).

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