Keep Your Mail And Package Deliveries Safe And Protected
Mailbox locks are a very important part of ensuring that your personal mail and deliveries remain secure until you are ready to pick them up.
Community Or Private Mailbox Locks Retain The Integrity Of The U.S. Mail
Many apartments, condominium, or gated communities opt to place all of their residents’ mail boxes in one central location. This makes it far more convenient for the postal workers, but without a lock on each, individual box, this method of mail delivery and pickup would be a wide open opportunity for snoopers or thieves. That is why it is essential to have a lock on your community mailbox that can only be opened with a key.
Some private residents also opt to have their deliveries more secure by obtaining a locked mailbox curbside or near their front door.
Know When To Replace The Mailbox Locks
If you are not the first owner of the locked box, it is important to replace the lock and get a new key as soon as you move into the new place that has locked mailboxes, or if you have recently gone through a roommate turnover or a divorce where someone else may have a copy of your key, but they have proven to be less than trustworthy.
It is also a must replace anytime a lock has been tampered with or there are threats of attempted burglaries in the area, or if you have lost your keys and don’t know whose hands they have fallen into. Of course, as with any lock, especially those that are exposed to the elements of extreme heat, cold or wet weather, they will wear out over time.
Don’t Tamper With The U.S. Mail
Tampering with mail and package deliveries is a serious offense, and only the post office employees, your home owner association, you as the owner, or a professional locksmith with your authorization are allowed to perform a lock replacement service to units containing mail.
When it comes to retaining the integrity and security of the United States mail, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. As a licensed and professional locksmith, one of our technicians will be able to legally and quickly replace the lock on your mailbox.