With thieves becoming more cunning in the ways they’re accessing our homes and letterboxes, it’s essential to keep your security products up-to-date. One large security component that most of us overlook is our letterboxes. Generally speaking, residents will often leave the same lock on their letterbox for the entirety of their time at the property. Not many people know this, but you can actually have these locks replaced with a more efficient combination lock.
A combination locks provides many benefits and won’t be as easily picked as a standard letterbox lock. The key to out-smarting a thief is trying to make it harder for them to break into whatever they’ve set their eyes on. Even though a prevention is extremely difficult, if you can slow them down enough, it may just be a big enough deterrent for them to stop.
Why should I get a combination lock on my letterbox?
As we mentioned earlier, upgrading your security and making it more difficult for the thief could mean the difference between them getting access to your letterbox or not. Not only will you make it harder for the burglar to enter, but you’ll also make it easier for yourself. You’ll no longer need to worry about having your key on you when wanting to open the mailbox and you can also carry around less keys on your keychain.
If you’re worried about other people knowing your combination, it can easily be reset from the inside of the letterbox. It might even be a good idea to do this every few months or so.
What about installation?
Installation is fairly straight forward. It simply involves removing the previous lock and replacing it with a high-quality combination lock. If you’re unsure of what to do, you can always request the help of your local Master Locksmith. Combination locks will suit most mailboxes, so again if you’re unsure whether or not it’ll fit, it’ll be best speaking with your local locksmith.
How many combinations are there to choose from?
Given that these locks have 3-digit combinations, you could create up to 999 possible combinations! This means it would take a thief a very long time to figure out your exact code.
Would you like to learn more?
For more information about mailbox combination locks or for prices, please don’t hesitate in contacting our Master Locksmith team today. At Five Star Locksmiths – Melbourne, we provide 24/7 locksmith services all around Melbourne, which means we’ll always be available to come install one of these fantastic locks!
If you’d prefer to just be supplied with a combination lock, you may also call us on 1800 348 378 to make sure they’re in stock. One of our professional locksmiths will be available to answer any questions you might have. If you’d prefer to leave an enquiry, you may do so HERE.
And just remember …
If a thief has access to your letterbox, this means that they’ve got access to your personal files and important documents. Many cases of identity theft and fraud begin from someone stealing mail with sensitive information in it.
To see some footage of thieves going after mailboxes, use the following link to access a video from News.com.au – . A lady can be seen going through several letterboxes in the middle of the night!