Online shopping has revolutionized the way the world shops – but it has also given rise to so-called 'porch pirates' who steal deliveries right off people's doorsteps.
After Canadian inventor Dennis Evans was struck by pirates himself, he vowed to come up with a solution – and created a device called Snare.
One in five Americans are thought to have fallen victim to 'porch pirates', with 1.7million parcels going missing across the US every day.
The system works by wrapping parcels in a loop made from aircraft-grade steel cable which is pulled tight, meaning the package cannot be taken by passersby.
The cable runs through through a lock which fixes on to the outside of a house using a specially designed bracket.
Whenever the homeowner is expecting a delivery, they take the lock outside and fix it on to the bracket, before locking it in place.
After a package has …