Smart home devices to keep potential thieves away from your deliveries

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With online shopping and holiday gift deliveries ramping up, package theft becomes a bigger concern. “It’s a quick theft,” Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Genae Cook told CBS affiliate WTTV. “(What) you’ll notice is cars going back and forth up and down the street, so it’s a good time for your neighbors to be diligent watching out for strangers in the neighborhood.”Smart home devices

Fortunately, the proliferation of smart home devices means you can now monitor deliveries from your phone. Check out these three smart cameras that will help you keep a virtual “eye” on your front door as well as holiday packages, no matter where you are.Smart home devices

Arlo Video Doorbell

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Arlo Video Doorbell

Connected buzzers work in much the same way as traditional security cameras. The hardwired Arlo Video Doorbell has high-definition resolution, a live video feed, motion alerts and more. Subscribe to the Arlo Smart cloud service for access to advanced motion alerts that differentiate between people, animals, cars and packages. You can also look back at your video footage with Arlo Smart to help neighbors and law enforcement (if necessary) identify who snagged your holiday deliveries. The Arlo Video Doorbell is our top pick in the category.Smart home devices

Battery-powered security cameras

Arlo Pro 3

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Arlo Pro 3

For a less permanent option, consider a battery-powered security camera. Models like the weatherproof Arlo Pro 3 can withstand the elements (like the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor), but they are much more mobile. Use one inside to keep an eye on your pet one day and move it outside when you’re expecting a package delivery the next. And when its battery is low, just recharge it with Arlo’s included charger.

Light and security camera hybrids

Ring Spotlight Cam

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Ring Spotlight Cam

Integrated porch light-security cameras are an emerging smart home security category. The Ring Spotlight Cam combines smart lighting with smart video monitoring. With each of these devices, you can watch a live video feed, receive motion alerts and talk to people via two-way audio intercoms. But you can also program the lights to turn on and off at set times. The Spotlight Cam even has a 110-decibel siren, so you can scare someone away when needed.Smart home devices

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