Get a smart doorbell

It’s time to bring your doorbell into the 21st century. A video doorbell camera can let you see who’s at the door. In the modern house layout, the doorbell is typically at the gate or by the front door. However, external noises can make it hard to hear. Therefore a smart doorbell will do the gatekeeper’s job for you, informing you that someone is here by reaching out to your smart home system. Most doorbells can notify your phone in real-time and stream a video of your visitor(s). 

You can also keep the process smart and manageable at the click of a button with the addition of automatic gate openers. This can save you valuable time when your doorbell is at the front gate. If you’re in the middle of a Zoom meeting, you may not be able to attend the delivery person. Unfortunately, if they don’t know you’re at home, they could leave a notice of passage and keep your parcel. 

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Create a manageable front yard

When people think of the front of the home, they consider the curb appeal and the landscaping design. Of course, you want to make your front yard appealing. But you also need to consider how your front yard can disrupt deliveries. High grass, for instance, can make it tricky for a small delivery vehicle to enter the property. Additionally, keeping your vehicle parked in the way could also add unnecessary obstacles. If you expect a heavy parcel, the courier person will need to drive as close to your front door as possible. Don’t let your car clutter the path! 

Have a special delivery place

Are you not going to be at home? It shouldn’t make any difference if you’ve got a secure parcel box by the front door. The parcel box can be open by your delivery person. However, it can’t be reaccessed by unauthorised individuals once a parcel has been left inside. Be sure to check the dimension of your parcels, though, as larger parcels may not fit! 

In conclusion, these small additions can completely transform your experience of Christmas deliveries. Make sure, this year you can hear the courier person and make the delivery process friction-less and manageable. 

Jingle bells, jingle bells, 

Parcels on the way!

Oh what fun it is to keep

All your Christmas deliveries safe!