Friday, December 6, 2019
Is your home as safe as it used to be? Hard to say — especially if you’re a new homeowner or renter in the area — but nationally, the answer is probably. According to data collected by the FBI and Bureau of Justice Statistics, over the last quarter-century property crimes have fallen between roughly half and two-thirds. One particular kind of theft, however, has exploded.
Package theft from porches has risen as the number of packages left on porches has surged. The total volume of packages the United States Postal Service ships has doubled in just ten years — this as the amount of traditional “mail” in America has dropped by nearly half.
December serves as a stark reminder of how many valuables land on our porches, as gifts from us and for us arrive. These wishlist items, picked and shipped on the backbone of that reliable and high-speed Kinetic Internet connection, are collectively inviting curiosity from petty thieves. It’s become so regular there’s a well-populated term for package thieves — “porch pirates.”
Without tracking devices or surveillance, these packages are vulnerable. Would it surprise you to learn that your Kinetic Internet connection can speed along protection, too?
Just as internet retail has brought more valuables to our stoops, it has precipitated the development of next-generation home security, inside and out.
Today’s video doorbells are light years away from home security of old.
One of the most popular WiFi-enabled HD security cameras is the Canary Pro.
There is no installation required, just set it up wherever you like, connect to your internet to stay connected and be protected. Features include 24/7 live footage, HD + Night Vision, Smart Alerts, Built-in Siren and Climate Monitor. Exclusive offers, including a one year premium service subscription, are available now at all Kinetic retail locations.
Most Americans spend anywhere from $50-$500 online each month on material items delivered to them, according to an industry survey.
One in five said they’ve had items worth $1,000 or more arrive through a parcel service. This, despite the newsworthy statistic that as many as 11 million homes experienced package theft just in the last year, according to one report.
Maybe it’s time to consider all the options.
The best approach to security is layered and redundant — “team tackling,” in football terms.
For any of these technology solutions begin by considering your broadband connection. First, gauge your download and upload speeds as measured in megabits per second (Mbps) at Speedtest.Windstream.net.
Without Kinetic 1-Gig Fiber Internet download and upload speeds are likely asymmetrical. The Federal Communications Commission has set the minimum threshold for modern broadband internet at 25 Mbps down (what TV streaming consumes) and 3 Mbps up (video doorbells). Many WiFi-enabled devices don’t draw down upload speeds, but the video does. Eufy video doorbells shoot at a 2,560x1,920 resolution!
Home high-speed Kinetic Internet is faster and more reliable than FCC-defined broadband.
Learn what you can do with it, and begin making your home a smart home.