Improve Mailbox Security – Avoid Mail Theft & Vandalism with a Locking Mailbox
What is the best locking mailbox for mailbox security? And, how can you prevent mail theft and from vandalism?
Not all mailboxes are theft-proof. But for this post, our mailbox experts offer suggestions on how to choose the best mailboxes for preventing mail theft. We will also look at which locking mailboxes are best for deterring vandalism.
Remember, you can prevent mail theft (and most related vandalism) if you keep security “top-of-mind” when buying or upgrading your mailbox. And we are happy to offer guidance to our shoppers.
How to Prevent Mailbox Theft
Go to Google News and type in “mailboxes” and you will find all kinds of news stories across America about mailbox theft due to the lack of mailbox security.
For instance, on July 29, 2019, WXYZ News in Detroit Michigan ran the headline: Novi Police Search for Thief Who Took Mail Right Out of Mailboxes.
Here are a few other headlines from across the nation that profile mailbox theft:
July 26, 2019 – KFDM News in Beaumont Texas: Sheriff Says Thieves Targeting Rural Mailboxes for Outgoing Checks
July 23, 2019 – WTHR News in Indianapolis Indiana:
Sheriff Investigates Thefts from Mailboxes in Greenwood, Bargersville
July 18, 2019 – NBC12 in Richmond Virginia:
Richmond Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Checks from Mailboxes
July 7, 2019 – Kansas City News:
Opened Mailboxes in Olathe Neighborhood Investigated by Police
On some residential mailboxes like the Keystone Mailbox, you can buy a locking mailbox insert (pictured here). The mailbox insert is a lockable insert box that adds a high level of mailbox security to your curbside mailbox.
The locking Amco Victorian Pedestal Mailbox is solidly constructed from tough cast aluminum. It’s also a large residential mailbox that features a heavy-duty, locking, rear access brass door.
How to Prevent Mailbox Vandalism
There are also plenty of headlines from across the nation that profile mailbox vandalism:
July 29, 2019 – Freemont County Idaho
Wilford Mailboxes Damaged Over the Weekend
July 16, 2019 – Abingdon Virginia: Washington County Investigates Vandalism of Mailboxes
July 7, 2019 – Burlington Vermont: 20 Mailboxes Smashed in North Danville
You can find plenty of locking residential mailboxes that are built tough enough to withstand the efforts of vandals.
For instance, The MailboxWorks carries the Mail Boss post mount locking mailbox. It offers exceptional mailbox security since it is made of galvanized welded steel and comes with an anti-pry latch. This Mail Boss mailbox is virtually impenetrable.
There’s also the Oasis Drop Box mailbox, which is ideal for home-based businesses that want the ultimate in mailbox security. This is a commercial grade mailbox that can handle a lot of mail as well as small parcels.
If your mailbox is set in a column, you might want to consider the hand welded and cut Streetscape Gateway recessed locking mailbox, which features a heavy gauge solid brass door with lock.
Order Secure Mailboxes from The MailboxWorks
In 2019, The MailboxWorks is celebrating 30 years as one of North America’s leading suppliers of residential mailboxes. If you still have a question about mailbox security or need help ordering a secure residential mailbox, please contact us through our online request a quote form or by calling toll free at 1-866-717-4943.
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