"Porch Pirates" Questions for Drivers

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by tstreett, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. tstreett

    tstreett New Member

    I am doing a mechanical engineering project for school and need some market research from a drivers perspective. Our team has to design a device to prevent package theft from porches. The main things we need to know are below. Thanks!

    • Do you read/pay attention to delivery notes?

    • Do you currently put packages in lock boxes, or other package prevention devices?

    • List concerns you have with package theft prevention devices.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2020
  2. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Your Team....

    Should focus more on the English language.
  3. DriverNerd

    DriverNerd Active Member

    1. I pay attention to people's notes at their doors. Yes. Why not?! If it's dark outside and their lights aren't on, then no I don't bother wasting my time. They don't care about me, I don't care about them.

    2. For apartments that have lockers, yes we all use them. I have never seen someone's home that has a locking device. Some will give a garage code and I will use that, sure, but most just have a container outside requesting packages left in there. I will leave it in the container if it fits, but most of the time it doesn't so it gets left outside of it.

    3. Ease of use is most important. We will not waste 5 minutes trying to unlock something when our total delivery time for that address should be 20 seconds.
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    already been done
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  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    My favorite package anti theft dealio is the garage door opener that changes codes to match the last 4 digits of the package #. The code is good for 1 time use and it opens the door enough to slide the package in, I press the enter button again and the door closes.

    It seems that most of the lockboxes that customers put on their porches are actually too small for most of the things they get.
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  6. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    It should be a camera on a turret that you can shoot people with from your phone. Maybe try selling it to Ring and it can all be wired in with their home security and door bell.
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  7. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Drop box , move on...Orion told me to leave it there
  8. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    As a retired person, some times I need a little extra cash, you know to cover unexpected things. I just put on my old browns and have a preprinted note to leave saying that an employee left the wrong parcel at your door stop and that I'm just correcting the issue. Works every time.
  9. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Coronavirus is a hoax!
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Its a lot easier with the cars the PVD's use
  11. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Something strange is going on. Hackers?

    This works to stop theft...
  12. myback

    myback Member

    Delivery lockers are inadequately sized for receiving deliveries
  13. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    I would like you to post a photo of your UPS identification card or credentials and who authorized this study before I answer any questions
  14. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Corona started when the first driver followed Orion 100%.
  15. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    A decent sized planter, on a covered porch, set 2 feet from the wall. That's all it takes to eliminate 99% of porch piracy.
  16. deeztier

    deeztier Active Member

    • if it's on my DIAD...that's what UPS dot com is for
    • depends if they set something up with UPS
    • none, follow the methods
  17. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    If only there were a place that sold the exact same goods I’m ordering at the same price or less that held said goods until I paid for them.

    Too much difficulty, I’ll just purchase a $300 doorbell that shows the person taking my packages instead. I’m sure the perpetrator will stop at the sound of my voice 3 minutes after he’s gone.