ROCHESTER, Minn. - One report says a neighbor witnessed a car driving up to the house, taking a package, and driving away.
The department said it typically starts seeing an increase in package theft during the holiday season because of online shopping.
Melissa Brinkman is the CEO of Custom Alarm.
She said her company also sees increased calls about security this time of year.
"We hear from our customers or people calling, looking for a solution on how they can know what's getting dropped off at their door and when it's getting dropped off, " Brinkman said.
Scheduling deliveries when someone is home, sending orders to work addresses, and asking a trusted neighbor to hold on to a package are all ways to keep deliveries in the right hands.
Brinkman said a video doorbell is also a good idea.
Video doorbells work like regular doo bells but also allow homeowners to see who is outside the door.
"It can be motion activated, so if somebody comes up to drop off a package or coming up to maybe take a package, you can get a notification on your phone. It can hopefully prevent or deter people from wanting to take things that aren't theirs," She said.
Users can also take pictures of and talk to whomever is outside the door.