For those who have had delivered packages snatched off their front porch, Amazon is offering protection.
Those in the Las Vegas Valley (metropolitan area) who order a package from Amazon.com may elect to have it shipped to an Amazon locker. The program launched in its first city in 2012, but it didn't make it to the Las Vegas area until about two weeks ago with a total of 20 stations spread across town.
"It's safe,” said Amazon user Maggie King. “It's locked. Nobody else can access it."
What's unique about these lockers is there aren't any actual locks that you can pick or jimmy to break-in. Once your package is delivered, you scan your ticket, enter a pick-up code and the locker with your package will automatically open.
There are six stations on the west side, five in the northwest, four on the northeast side and four in the central valley.
“I think they do need more," King said.
Where should they go? King says it's hard to say because, now, every valley neighborhood is being rattled by crime.
"I don't know if there's a certain neighborhood that needs more of them because it’s pretty much all over the valley now. It's not just in one area."