Why I invented the Package Guard…Where’s my package?

The Package Guard has been my passion project for over a year. It all started when Patti, my wife, and I were expecting a delivery of coats for the homeless to our home in Seattle over the 2014 holiday season. We run a nonprofit, Survive the Streets, where we give out cold-weather gear to the homeless. When this particular package of coats was stolen from our front porch, I was pissed! I thought that there had to be an easy solution to make sure this didn’t happen again, but I couldn’t find anything reasonable. So I invented one and it’s live on Kickstarter right now.

In the beginning, I researched package theft crime and what I found was appalling:

First off, about half of us have had a package stolen

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