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Watch out, package thieves.

It’s Black Friday, and the shoes that have been sitting in your shopping cart for months is finally on sale. So, of course you buy it with express shipping because, let’s be honest, you’ve already waited long enough.

It’s Black Friday, and the shoes that have been sitting in your shopping cart for months is finally on sale. So, of course you buy it with express shipping because, let’s be honest, you’ve already waited long enough.

Two days later, the long-awaited package is delivered right to your doorstep. But by the time you get home from work, it’s gone.

Package theft is an unfortunate reality for many people, especially during the holiday season. According to a survey by Schorr Packaging Corporation, three in ten respondents said they’ve had a package stolen. And in 2016, 11 million packages were poached, according to Package Guard.

Thankfully, Nest Cam security cameras are here to help.

With 24/7 streaming, you’ll never miss a moment. If a package thief approaches, you’ll get an alert on your phone, so you can scare the scoundrel away by sounding a warning through the camera’s built-in microphone. If that doesn’t deter the thief, if you have Nest Aware, you can create a clip to share as evidence with the police. And with the new Nest Cam IQ outdoor, you can even know if a person on your porch is a stranger or a familiar face bearing fruitcake (Nest Aware subscription required).*

Grinches, you’ve been warned.

*Mobile notifications and video streaming and recording require working internet and Wi-Fi. Person alerts requires a Nest Aware subscription on Nest Cam Indoor and Nest Cam Outdoor, but comes free with device on Nest Cam IQ cameras. Basic motion and sound alerts come free with all Nest Cams.