2018 Resolution: Prevent your packages from being stolen – Package Guard review

by juliacomil

Retrospectively, 2017 was a great year, however, I experiment some package theft issues. Therefore, to start the year on a good note: I decided to prevent my packages from being stolen!

I have partnered with Package Guard which agrees to sponsor this blog post. Read the disclosure at the end of this post.

The frustration of having a package stolen

As a blogger and online shopper, I receive packages on a weekly basis. Most of the time,  I don’t require the signature service as I am not always at home and I love to spare a round trip to the post office every other day!

Unfortunately, last year, two of my packages were stolen from my front door. It was really frustrating to deal with USPS delivery complaints, customer service, courier, etc. Moreover,  one of my packages was an express online order for an event. Although the company was super nice to send me a new dress, I did not receive it in time for the party.

So I searched for alternative solutions to prevent packages from being stolen by “porch pirates” (such a fun term to designate a package thief right?!).

Package guard: How to prevent your packages from being stolen

I made different queries on how to avoid getting packages stolen. I discover Package Guard (read this article about package theft prevention). Maybe you have seen Package Guard at the USA Today Show and at NBC Nightly News.

Package Guard is a Wi-Fi-enabled device, the same size of a frisbee. It requires the package to put on them on the porch. Then you need to download Package Guard mobile app. The device is connecting to your phone with Wi-Fi and it alerts you whenever a delivery arrives at your door or if anything happens to your package. Then, you can ask your friends and neighbors to download the app as well. They will able to pick up your package or they will be alerted if anything happens.

If anyone unauthorized tries to take the package away, it triggers a loud alarm which is similar to the mechanism in a smart security camera. Then, you or your friends connected to the app can disarm the package guard at any time.

Package guard Review

I have been using for 10 days now. It requires a little bit of time to set up the device and mobile app. I will recommend to try it and made some tests. Indeed, the alarm is noisy so you want to be sure it is set up properly. For me, it works well and my delivery guys are now accustomed to seeing it.

So while it’s still possible to have a package stolen, with Package Guard you’ll be alerted right away, and since package theft is a crime of opportunity, it’s enough of a deterrent to eliminate that opportunity.


As a full disclosure, Package Guard sponsored this post.  I was paid for this post and received a free package guard as compensation. I truly believe Package Guard is a good alternative and affordable solutions to prevent your packages from being stolen, hence the blog post. As always, opinions are my own. 

Location: Santa Monica / Shoes: Chiara Ferragni Collection (similar here, here and here) / Bracelet: Monica Vinader / Tights: HM



Bianca February 15, 2018 - 15 h 55 min

Oh my gosh that’s never happened to me! It would be awful

the eye traveler February 15, 2018 - 18 h 49 min

oh whoa, that’s a very cool invention! what if someone takes the entire thing?

juliacomil February 15, 2018 - 18 h 49 min

You will be notify via the app ASAP and you can ask for help

juliacomil February 15, 2018 - 18 h 50 min

Also there is a leech to secure the package guard

Kait Elizabeth February 15, 2018 - 20 h 37 min

What an interesting product! I could totally use this! Hugs, Kait

Helen February 15, 2018 - 22 h 15 min

This is a very nice idea! Learned lot from it! Thank you for sharing this to us! Great job!

Kileen February 15, 2018 - 23 h 45 min

Wow this is so awesome babe!! I love the idea of this, might have to try this out!

cute & little

Carolyn February 16, 2018 - 6 h 05 min

Oh no! I’m so sorry you had your packages stolen. Such an unfortunate thing to happen! Sounds like this will help though.

juliacomil February 16, 2018 - 12 h 35 min

Yes I hope so! Thanks a lot

Tonya February 17, 2018 - 8 h 46 min

This is genius! I have never heard of this, but I receive a lot of packages at home and this is perfect!

juliacomil February 17, 2018 - 13 h 44 min

Yes it is so useful for regular online shopper!!

Mackenzie February 17, 2018 - 14 h 30 min

This is such an amazing idea! The area I live in is notorious for package thieves, it is so frustrating! My packages are secure in my apartment office, but I think my mom would definitely love this!


Nataly February 18, 2018 - 8 h 45 min

This is such a cool idea! Packages have been stolen in our area, so I am going to look into this.

Deborah February 19, 2018 - 8 h 02 min

What a great idea! I live in a high rise apartment and the packages are delivered to the concierge so I haven’t really experienced this issue. That said, if I ever move and end up living in a place that doesn’t have package management, I will most certainly look into this!

Chloe February 19, 2018 - 13 h 43 min

I had never heard of this before! So cool!

Kristen Williams February 19, 2018 - 21 h 52 min

That is very clever! I had never heard of this but I think it would be a great investment. Thanks for sharing!

Ashley DTKAustin February 20, 2018 - 14 h 33 min

How awesome is this idea?? All of Austin has been dealing with major package theft for months now and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. We even got cameras all around our house to hopefully deter people from stealing!

Brooke February 21, 2018 - 6 h 14 min

This is amazing and I absolutely need one!


Kasey | Running in Heels February 21, 2018 - 6 h 50 min

What an interesting idea! Luckily i live in an apartment and they monitor the packages in the office, but I can imagine this being a nightmare at a house!


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