Recent Finder research has shown that with e-commerce growth and more Australians getting goods delivered, package theft is on the rise, with one in five Australians having had their parcel lost or stolen in the last year.

However, according to a study conducted by the University of North Carolina Charlotte, 60% of burglars change their targets when they notice home security systems on site.

For this reason, security products should be part of every home ecosystem, not only to deter thieves and protect deliveries but to provide peace of mind, according to Swann chief technology officer, Alex Talevski (pictured).

“At Swann, we have developed award-winning DIY home security cameras, doorbells and sensors to keep Australians, and what’s important to them, safe,” he told Appliance Retailer.

“The presence of security cameras acts as a visible deterrent to potential thieves and allows high-quality video footage to be captured of any suspicious activity or theft attempts. This recorded evidence can be crucial in identifying the culprits and assisting law enforcement in apprehending them.”

Many security camera systems also offer remote monitoring capabilities to access live video feed and recorded footage from a smart device, as well as receive notifications on a phone or via email when motion detection sensors trigger alerts.

“Our security systems and cameras are equipped with smart features built in such as sirens, lights and AI technology. In addition, our products come with a small but powerful deterrent, the Swann signage that indicates the presence of a surveillance system. These signs alone can act as a deterrent, as potential thieves may be wary of being caught on camera,” Talevski said.

“To ensure our customers never miss their package deliveries, Swann offers the Swann Secure+ service. This feature promptly notifies users when a package has been delivered, allowing them to secure it safely inside their homes.”