Video: Amazon takes new steps to deter porch pirates

Porch pirates are a growing problem and its prompted some homeowners to install security cameras in an effort to protect their packages. A popular company is taking things a step further by providing a photo the moment the item is delivered, which could prove especially helpful for one Colorado county.

“There’s been a definite increase in porch piracy,” Douglas County Deputy Jason Blanchard said.

Deputy Blanchard told CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann home security cameras tend to capture clear images, but authorities still need help identifying thieves.

To help battle the issue, Amazon is rolling out a new program called AMZL Photo on Delivery. After dropping off a package, an Amazon delivery person snaps a photo showing the item on the recipient’s property. The customer then gets an email with the photo, confirming the delivery. CBS Denver

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