Smart alarm scares off porch pirates

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In 2015, an estimated 23 million Americans had packages stolen from outside their homes by so-called ‘Porch Pirates’. Now a new device called The Package Guard could prevent such thefts by setting off a smart alarm whenever someone tries to intercept an undelivered package. The Package Guard is a wireless, frisbee sized alarm that customers can place outside their front door when they have a package on the way. On arrival, the delivery driver places the package onto the device, which says ‘Place Package Here’ across the top surface. This action activates the device’s alarm. If all goes well, the…

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