Four Features of Popular Wall Mount Mailboxes

September 10, 2012

In this article, we will look at four features that homeowners look for when buying popular wall mount mailboxes. For homeowners who are lucky enough to have a walk-up postal mail delivery service, Wall Mount Mailboxes are the de facto mail collection device. The four features to look for are:

  1. Locking Wall Mount Mailbox
  2. Mailbox Address Panels
  3. Mail Window
  4. Mailbox Flag

Locking Wall Mount Mailbox

Whitehall Wall Mount MailboxThe secure locking mailbox feature is one of the most important ones for homeowners. Locking wall mount mailboxes let the postal carrier put your mail into a locked part of the mailbox. Only the homeowner can unlock it with a key. Typical mailbox locks range from a secure 5-pin cam lock to high-security locks made to stop mail theft in high crime areas. In fact, The MailboxWorks notes that many mailbox models are now offering a locking feature. That is something that is becoming more and more popular as an effective measure against mail theft.

Mailbox Address Panel

Another popular feature of wall mount mailboxes is the mailbox address panel. While most mailboxes can be labeled with stick-on address numbers, many are now putting the mailbox address panel into the design. The three most popular address label solutions are attachment by mailbox plaque, spot weld, or slip-in holder.

Mailbox Plaque – Address panels are featured on wall mount Whitehall Mailboxes in the form of an address plaque that attaches to the front plate of the wall mount mailbox.

Spot Welding – The Streetscape Huntington Wall Mount Mailbox offers spot-welded address numbers to their front plate.

Slip-In-Holder – Ecco mailboxes like the Ecco Black Fuoriserie Wall Mount Mailbox offer a built-in holder on the mailbox lid. The homeowner can insert a card with their address on it.

Mailbox Window

Fuoriserie Ecco 7 Wall Mount MailboxesA third wall mount mailbox feature is the addition of a mail window on the mailbox. This new feature allows the homeowner to look out a window or door peephole to see if their mail has arrived. For homeowners living in challenging weather conditions, the mail window saves many trips to the mailbox outside. Ecco Wall Mount Mailboxes offer this feature in both design and function. These mailboxes have decorative holes in the front face of the mailbox. A translucent glass material over the holes provides both protection from the elements as well as visibility. For an example of this feature, see the Ecco 7 Wall Mount Mailboxes.

Mailbox Flag

And finally, a fourth feature is now being offered to homeowners looking for a way to signal that they have outgoing mail to be picked up. The red mailbox signal flag has nowhere near the popularity of the above features. Most homeowners place outgoing mail in the same mailbox that the postal carrier uses for mail delivery. They enjoy knowing that the mail carrier will likely check for outgoing mail even if there is no incoming mail to deliver. Yet one mailbox brand does offer this signal flag feature. And for homeowners who like signaling a postal carrier, the mailbox flag buys peace of mind. The Mail Boss Wall Mount Locking Mailbox provides this feature. It has a small red flag for the homeowner to flip up.

Of course, in addition to these popular functional features, wall mount mailboxes are also available in a wide variety of styles, colors, and finishes to provide the perfect complement to any home.


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