how to choose the best locking mailbox for you
Today, mail theft is actually increasing and staggering. While one considers how simply mail can be taken from your unlocked mailbox, it’s only basic common sense that you must find a way to protect yourself. One of the most proactive and simplest ways to guarantee that your identity and mail can’t be stolen from your mailbox is to buy a secure locking mailbox. The following are some of the types of locking mailbox that you can have considering your personal preference.
Curbside Locking Mailboxes
These locking mailboxes sit on a column or post at your curbside. This type of mailbox is typically US Post Master Approved. The mail slot or drop slot opening, which the postal carrier drops the mail into, is locked. The cavity is a secure area where the mail drops into. It is large enough for usual mail such as magazines and envelopes to be dropped inside easily. You can access it by using a keypad or with a key once the mail was dropped into a security locked cavity. The estimated curbside locking mailbox holds 1-2 mailing weeks. You just have to type in your code or turn a key in order to retrieve your mail.
Wall Mounted Locking Mailboxes
A wall-mounted mailbox indicates that you don’t have your mailbox near your street or curb. Meaning, you are in a neighborhood where your postal carrier strolls from house to house and drops your mail in a drop slot attached to your home. Typically, wall-mounted mailboxes are easy to install and can be mounted to any surface such as stucco, brick, siding, etc. They are mostly attached with two screws. Stainless steel is one of its types which gives a stylish look as it holds up in places where stainless steel is needed like areas that excessively rain or areas near the ocean.
A column mailbox is a secure mailbox that’s encased in stone, stucco, or brick which gives a more customized look. This type of mailbox enables you to retrieve your mail from the back of the column and has an additional option of an address plaque.
Locking Cluster Mailboxes
This type of mailbox is usually seen in homeowner associations, group of condos or apartment that has a common area to pick up their mail. The units can have 8 up to 24 individually locked mailboxes. Every compartment is individually keyed and assigned to a home. Locking cluster mailboxes come in various color style and choices, from simple to decorative.