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A Theft Proof Mailbox?

Post Time-Date 05-04-2008 | Author by David | Category Category FAQs, Mail Boss Features, Other Locking Mailboxes | 8 Comments »

MailBoss “Postbox Maximus” virtually theft proof

Sometimes people ask us if the MailBoss is 100% theft proof. While no mailbox is 100% theft proof, the Mail Boss, hailed “Postbox Maximus” by Popular Mechanics, is a cut above the rest. When we set about to design a security locking mailbox, we purchased numerous competitors’ locking mailboxes and subjected them to potential real world scenarios of vandalism and attempted theft entries.

What we discovered was appalling: Every locking mailbox we found for less than $400 could be violated in about 2 seconds with a flat head screwdriver. The engineering team at Epoch Design was shocked by the ease with which mail thieves could penetrate most “security” mailboxes. It was disturbing to us that so many locking mailboxes would be in the marketplace giving consumers a false sense of security. Certainly, this false sense of security would translate into a gold mine of opportunities for mail thieves.

One can imagine a likely scenario where the newly acquired “locking” mailbox now gives you, the consumer, a newfound sense of security. So naturally, if you are busy and rushed, like so many of us are, you may not go to your mailbox everyday; instead, you may let your mail accumulate several days before retrieving it. Mail thieves are now free to exploit the treasure trove of several days worth of your sensitive mail with the simple flick of a screwdriver.

Of course, this scenario is unacceptable. What everyone needs is a security mailbox that can successfully deter would-be identity thieves. How do you prevent mail theft? Build a heavy duty, quality mailbox that takes a lot of TIME to violate. If a thief has to stand in front of your mailbox for 20 minutes with a crow bar and a blow torch, the odds are close to zero that he will hang around waiting to get caught while conceiving some intricate scheme to break into your mailbox.

Thus, the Mail Boss locking security mailbox, weighing in at 40 pounds with its patented anti-pry locking system, while not absolutely theft proof, is virtually theft proof. In fact, after Popular Mechanics evaluated the Mail Boss, the editors dubbed it “Postbox Maximus” – a nickname we happen to agree with.



    On the wall mount metro boxes is their a mounting bracket and how many screws are there to mount it to the wall?


  2. MailBoss Says:

    Hi Richard- The Mail Boss Wall Mount includes a quasi Fast-Trak Mounting bracket that makes it so you can install the Metro Wall Mount much quicker than other wall mount mailboxes available on the market. The bracket attaches with 2 mounting screws and then there are 3 additional mounting screws that attach from the inside of the box to secure the box to the wall. We provide wood screws for mounting to wood, and we also include thicker mounting bolts for mounting onto a post. If you are going into brick or stucco you will need masonry sinker screws. If you have a specific application please contact me at and I can provide additional information. Hope this helps!

  3. Christi Collins Says:

    Not 100% theft proof is correct. Our Mail Boss was easily broken into by busting out the lock, of course the thieves only managed this after bending up the steel of the mailbox with what we suspect was a crowbar, when that failed they just went for the lock – popped right open. We liked the mail boss until this point, but we have learned it definitely has its weak point.

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