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Comparison: ParcelVault vs. Ring Camera for Preventing Package Theft

When it comes to preventing package theft from porch pirates, there are several options available on the market. Two popular choices are ParcelVault and the Ring Camera. Let's compare the two to see which one is the better option for your needs.


With ParcelVault, you can simply open the exterior door, place your package inside, and close the door, and the package will fall safely inside the building. The attachment between ParcelVault's interior and exterior doors creates a seal that prevents the interior door from being opened as long as the exterior door is lowered, making it impossible for thieves or troublemakers to gain unwanted entry. In fact, even if someone tries to climb through the unit, their own weight is used against them to hold the interior door shut. ParcelVault features a sleek design that looks great and can accept a wide variety of items, including small cards, envelopes, and boxes up to 30" x 23" which is large enough to fit 95% of all packages. Even an 8’ fishing pole can fit through. The weight limit is 50 lbs, making it suitable for most deliveries. Here are some key features of ParcelVault:

  • Allows packages to be delivered directly into your home without giving anybody direct access to the inside of your home
  • Can store packages up to 30" x 23"  inches
  • Has a lockable mechanism to prevent theft
  • Works for 95% of packages
  • Includes a security lock that can be engaged to prevent the outer door from opening
  • Has space to fit a motion sensor inside the unit that can send an alert whenever it’s opened
  • Starts at $699

Ring Camera

The Ring Camera is a popular home security camera that can be used to monitor your front porch and deter package theft. It is equipped with motion sensors and can send alerts to your phone when someone approaches your front door. Here are some of the key features of the Ring Camera:

  • Motion-activated alerts to your phone
  • Two-way audio to communicate with visitors
  • Live video streaming
  • Video recording
  • Easy installation process
  • Can be integrated with other Ring security devices


ParcelVault provides a physical delivery solution for packages and has a lockable mechanism to prevent theft. It allows your packages to be delivered directly inside your home without needing to provide anyone direct access to your house. Prices start at $699.

The Ring Camera only provides alerts and video surveillance, but does not actually secure the packages – packages are still available to be stolen, although Ring can take a video of the theft. The Ring Camera is less expensive and can deter porch pirates, but it doesn’t secure the packages in your home like ParcelVault.

If you are looking for an inexpensive porch pirate deterrent then a Ring Camera is a good option. If you are looking for a physically secure method of preventing porch pirates then ParcelVault is a better option. If you are looking for a comprehensive home security solution, the Ring Camera combined with ParcelVault may be a good choice as the Ring camera can be integrated with other Ring security devices.



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