As an on-road locksmith, I see a lot of letterboxes with either just the standard lock on them (did you know a standard masterkey can open around 90 percent of all letterboxes and are easy to source?) or worse still letterboxes that have no locks on them at all.
I always mention to our customers how cheap and easy it is to protect their personal details, and therefore their mail, especially with identity theft on the rise. We strongly recommend that customers protect their mail by fitting a lock to their letterbox to deter would-be thieves.
One of the letterbox lock options I like to install are these these cam lock combo. They don’t need a key (just a 3 digit code) and so it makes it easy to get in with the code and there are no keys you need to find or risk losing. If we are out at your property fitting a new lock or repairing a lock, we can easily do this for you for no additional labour cost as it literally takes about 5 mins to install and we always have some in our vans.
These Cam Lock Combo’s are perfect for rented homes and Property Managers love them as they set up the password and let the tenants know it and then no longer have to worry about getting the keys back or the keys getting lost. Best of all the tenants identity is better protected while they are renting the home or unit. The code can then be easily changed by the property manager, when tenants leave.
Australia Post have always said that they make sure your mail is delivered safely to your letterbox but, after that, it’s up to your letterbox to keep it safe until you collect it.
It’s also a good idea to arrange for someone you know to clear your mail for you when you go on holidays and again this little combo system make it easy for your neighbours to do this for you.
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