153.9 billions pieces of mail were delivered in 2017.
That’s a lot of mail floating around. Mail fraud is a serious felony, but unfortunately, it happens more than we are aware of. In fact, it is one of the most common federal criminal charges.
One of the most famous mail fraud cases happened in 1920. Charles Ponzi reportedly made 1 million dollars a day on a scheme using postal reply coupons. He ended up in federal prison and died a poor, crippled man. But not before the term “Ponzi Scheme” was coined.
When it comes to mail, you want to know it is safe and secure. Choosing the correct locking mailbox is imperative. Keep reading to find the best choice for you.
With so much personal information coming and going through the mail, locking mailboxes are a must. Good thing there are so many choices to choose from. Here are some of the best locking mailboxes on the market.
1. Cluster Box Unit
A cluster box unit is designed to meet and exceed USPS security standards. They are made of heavy duty aluminum and have hinges of stainless steel.
They have a front loading style through an easy-opened master door gate. Individual boxes can be accessed by unique keys for each lock.
These cluster box units are USPS approved and postal certified. They are weather resistant, rust proof, corrosion resistant, and even offer a moisture protection drip edge.
2. Letter Drop Mailbox
If your business is smaller, or you are in your own building, you may want to consider a letter drop mailbox.
This allows the mail to be dropped directly through your door. It makes getting the mail easy and you don’t have to worry about what happens to your mail between the time it is delivered and you pick it up.
Letter drop mailboxes come in a variety of the colors and styles.
Locking Parcel Boxes
In 2017 almost 26 million people reported having a package stolen off their porch. To avoid being one of them, get a locking parcel box. These are like locking mailboxes but are bigger for packages.
1. Courier Box
Courier boxes allow for mail, documents, and smaller packages to be dropped off in a secure location. They have a three-point locking mechanism with two separate keys for access.
They come in 3 stock colors, but more colors are available upon request.
These secure boxes are made of weatherproof galvanized steel. It doesn’t get any more secure than that.
2. Pedestal Parcel Box
Pedestal parcel boxes are a little more decorative than just your average courier box. These lockers provide a place for packages to be delivered safely.
Pedestal boxes often offer a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors.
Made from aluminum and finished with a powder coat finish to resist scratching and vandalism, these pedestal parcel boxes would look great in front of any business.
Just be aware that not all parcel boxes are typically not for mail delivery and are designed for packages only.
Keep Your Mail Safe
Don’t underestimate the importance of keeping your mail out of the wrong hands. As a business owner, you have enough to worry about. Mail fraud should not be one of them.
We specialize in high-security mailboxes that are both USPS and US mail approved. Give us a call and we can help you find the perfect locking mailbox for your business needs.