Technology helps fight against theft of packages - Reuters Gordon Harris was in Washington state when he got a text alert from the Nest webcam at the front door of his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. "I could see somebody come into the picture, take a couple of UPS packages and run away," he said. Within seconds, Harris, 53, owner of a software company, alerted neighbors and contacted police. He also called UPS and the merchants. Because Harris was able to attach the video of the theft to his claim, he had no trouble getting a refund.