Transcript for Technology May Help Prevent Your Holiday Packages From Being Stolen
It's a sure sign of the holiday season. Like Christmas trees and lights. Only a little bit more sinister. The grinch and package thieves showing up on doorsteps to steal your holiday cheer. Companies are turning to high-tech ways to stop these grinches. ABC's Phillip Mena, who is not a grinch is here. Reporter: Good morning, Paula and Dan. Stealing poem's valuable holiday gifts from them before they get under the tree? This year, two of the country's biggest retailers are stepping in to help bust the grinch. 'Tis the season. Pack anl deliveries at an all-time high led of the holiday season. All the major delivery services expect more than a 10% inkrcrease in packages sent. Ekt pecking to deliver 60 million pack sajs the U.S. Postal service. As does FedEx. It's prime time for thievery. Bug Lars snatching packages more brazenly than ever before. They'll follow the trucks. Watch them deliver the package. Within a certain amount of time, go up to the house, see if anybody is home. They take the package and leave. Reporter: Watch, as this guy walks up to the front porch and picks up the package. This thief ride sz his bike up to random mall boxes. Here, a woman is seen snatching a package delivered only ten miniyous earlier. This robber pulls into the drive way shortly after a pack an delivery. Takes it. Then boldly doubles back and takes a few Oranges for the road. Now, Amazon and Walmart are trying to combat the prom, teaming up with police to top these porch pirates using bait boxes. They look like you're aench package inside an expensive item. But also, a gps tracking device that remains dormant until the package is moved. Then the police start tracking it. We'll follow these people to whether they're going to be going. Hopefully, find more things they have stolen. Reporter: The home owner could help convict the thief at later date. Customers are installing doorbell cameras that they stream to your cell phone, using doorman delivery apps. Which will accept your packages, then deliver once you're home. Paula? Dan? I have only had one thing stolen. That was a box of hockey pucks. That's from the -- I'm sure the thief opened that box up and was like, oh. Hockey puck. Okay, thank you. Coming up on "Good morning America," staying healthy for
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