Every wondered how cool it would be to order alcohol beverages through an easy friendly-user application? Although this may sound like every boozers dream come true, it can be very much dangerous. In this post, we will be discussing some of the dangers of how a delivery apps may be substantially a danger zone for parents, legal guardians and minors whom are under the age of 21.
A lot of people whom happens to be a big fan of booze (alcoholic beverages) are persuaded to the fact that they are responsible drinkers, they do not break the law in any way and that nothing is wrong with using a delivery application to have booze delivered to their locations. One major issue still seems to go unnoticed is that the possible chances of you leaving your smart device around minors whom are aware of an application that has the ability to deliver booze without any further age verification! This can be your own children, kids of a neighbor, or friends of your children. If you happen to leave your smart device around youngsters, you could be in a danger zone that could worsen over time by state law.
Potential hacks may be considered in your deliver app as an unauthorized user alerts:
- Your transaction history shows charges that don’t look familiar to you.
- You are seeing alcoholic beverages that were recently purchased, however they are not your selection of choice and that you cannot recall ordering them.
- Historical data shows that alcoholic beverages were ordered and sent to another receiver.
- Unauthorized signee has signed to validate the order and confirmation.
Negligence Can Lead To Criminal Charges
Mistakes can happen by just being negligent. You are probably wondering, “What is the worst that can happen”?
There are many things that can go wrong with your delivery app if you happen to carry this type of attitude about your apps. Imagine that you had ran to the grocery store for just 10 minutes to buy milk and eggs and during that time your immature teenager whom happens to be 16 years of age gets a hold of your smart phone that has that “special delivery app”. By the time you come home, your teenager was so smart that he had deleted and trashed the transaction history that just took place 10 minutes ago. Now as a parent, you wouldn’t expect that your teen doing such, but you check your history anyways to only discover that your kid didn’t order anything. Now image that the same night you get a phone call by the local police department stating that they have caught your youngster in the streets drunk! This is a possibility with a delivery app that provides and caters alcoholic beverages, especially those applications that do not have any verification checks and password clearances. As funny as it may sound, 9 out 10 you will be charged for providing a platform for underage minors to order alcohol. That would be your charge and you could potentially be heading to jail to do a long time behind bars.
What Can I Do To Under-Age-Proof My Delivery Driver App?
There are a few tips and tricks you can do on your own to make your delivery driver app login credentials and validation processes in which can make your system more secure.
- Enable additional passwords and login credentials to login to this specific app that serves alcohol.
- Enable pin-code validation to access login, (similar to what facebook has) so the next time when you or an unauthorized person tries to use your app, a pin code shall be generated and sent to your designated phone as SMS. The SMS pin code is to be used for the second validation of your login. That way you will know each and every time that someone is attempting to use your app without your consent.
- Enable signature requirement upon deliverables. That way the delivery driver will be prompt to validate such order and to release the order to someone that is above the age of 21 with valid form of identification.
- Enable additional passwords and codes to your device, making it tougher for unauthorized users to hack into your device.