In this age of online shopping and home deliveries of goods, a locked door isn’t enough to prevent thieves from stealing your property. The advent of porch pirates, who steal delivery-service packages placed outside front doors, means that you need an additional level of protection. A video doorbell, which consists of a motion-activated camera with a wide-angle lens that will record anyone and anything moving outside your front door (and to the sides and beyond, in some cases), is an excellent deterrent. A video doorbell will record a thief, the vehicle he or she drove up in, and the date and time of the crime—and one with infrared light will do so in the dark as well. It also sends an alert to your device when activated, allowing you to call the police immediately. Any porch pirate with half a brain (and granted, many seem to not even have that) who sees a package at a residence with a video doorbell would certainly avoid it.