Safeguard Your Holiday Packages: Defeating Porch Pirates with myQ Smart Garage and Amazon Key

By:   Niki D'Angelo | Published:

The holiday season is a time for celebration, gratitude, and gift-giving. However, it’s also prime time for porch pirates to prey on the joy of receiving packages. Fortunately, there are innovative solutions like myQ and LiftMaster garage door openers, along with Amazon Key in-garage delivery from Banko Overhead Doors, that can help you protect your precious deliveries. 

The Porch Pirate Predicament

Porch piracy, the act of stealing packages from doorsteps and porches, has become a widespread issue in recent years. These brazen thieves often strike when homeowners are at work or away, leaving holiday gifts and essential items vulnerable. To understand the scale of this problem, consider these alarming statistics:

  • Epidemic of Theft: According to a 2021 survey by, over 43% of Americans have fallen victim to package theft at least once.
  • Holiday Season Vulnerability: Porch pirate activity escalates significantly during the holiday season. In 2020, CNBC reported a 7% increase in package theft during the festive months.
  • Monetary Consequences: Package theft comes at a cost. C+R Research estimates the average value of a stolen package to be around $150.

Protecting Your Packages with myQ and LiftMaster

An innovative and effective solution to combat porch pirates is the integration of myQ and LiftMaster garage door openers with Amazon Key’s in-garage delivery service, provided by trusted installers like Banko Overhead Doors. Here’s how these cutting-edge technologies work together:

  • myQ Smart Technology: myQ is a smart technology that connects your garage door opener to your smartphone. It enables you to monitor and control your garage door from anywhere, allowing secure access management.
  • LiftMaster Garage Door Openers: LiftMaster offers a range of garage door openers equipped with myQ technology. This ensures you have a reliable and secure means to control your garage door and deliveries.
  • Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery: With Amazon Key in-garage delivery, eligible packages are securely delivered inside your garage. This proactive measure prevents porch pirates from ever having the chance to steal your deliveries.

Introducing the myQ Smart Garage Video Keypad

In the constant quest for enhanced security, myQ has introduced the myQ Smart Garage video keypad. This innovative device combines keypad access with a built-in video camera. It allows you to see who is at your garage door and grant access remotely. Here’s why it’s a game-changer:

  • Two-Way Communication: The video keypad provides two-way communication, enabling you to speak with the delivery person or guest at your garage door from your smartphone.
  • Increased Security: You can visually verify the identity of anyone requesting access, enhancing security and peace of mind.
  • Convenience: The myQ video keypad is seamlessly integrated with the myQ app, providing easy access control and real-time monitoring.

As porch pirates continue to threaten the joy of holiday gift-giving, it’s essential to take proactive steps to protect your packages. With myQ and LiftMaster garage door openers, along with the myQ Smart Garage video keypad, and the reliable service of Amazon Key in-garage delivery from Banko Overhead Doors, you can ensure that your holiday season remains filled with happiness and free from the worry of package theft. Contact Banko Overhead Doors today and join the millions who have embraced this smart and secure solution to safeguard their valuable deliveries.

latest blog post

view all posts

Garage Door Safety Month in May: Tips to Keep Your Garage Doors Safe

May is Garage Door Safety Month, and at Banko Overhead Doors, we’re committed to helping our customers ensure their garage doors are safe and reliable. A garage door is a significant part of your home, providing security, convenience, and even curb appeal. However, it can also pose safety risks if not properly maintained. Here’s how […]

Read more

Introducing the myQ Smart Garage® Video Keypad

Your home should be where you feel safe — where you can escape the world’s chaos to somewhere familiar and known. Banko Overhead Doors wants to help you keep our house secure with myQ® technology, including the myQ Smart Garage® video keypad. Enjoy access to your home anywhere you have your smartphone. Simply log in to the app […]

Read more
BBB Accredited Business logo Clopay Master Authorized Dealer logo 2018 Garage Door Repair in Tampa Award logo LiftMaster power by myQ garage door opener logo Tampa Bay Builders Association logo Nextdoor logo 2020 People's Choice Best of the Best Logo Neighborhood Favorite Award Nextdoor logo Best of Venice 2021 Award Logo
Get an Estimate Schedule a Repair