Archive / Other Locking Mailboxes

RSS feed for this section

Don’t think that simply having a locking mailbox will protect you. In some cases, it might. But there have been thousands of cases where individuals have had their mail stolen from a locking mailbox they thought was secure. While many locking mailboxes appear secure, they offer only a moment’s deterrence to mail and identity thieves. Other locking mailboxes may offer security, but at a much higher price than the MailBoss locking security mailbox. In this section, we examine some of the other locking mailboxes available on the market, and offer related material for your review.

Homeowners Replace Wyngate with “Superior” MailBoss

Peter from SeaTac contacted us about a group discount for a mailbox order. His neighbors had been using the Gibraltar Wyngate locking mailbox but were looking for an upgrade. So, he got a bunch of people together to purchase Mail Boss secure locking mailboxes. Whenever someone purchases more than 4 Mail Boss units, we can […]

Mail Boss Withstands Neighborhood Mailbox Burglar

Residential locking mailboxes in Olympia neighborhood picked open by thief, but Mail Boss not compromised We just received an email from Luke in Olympia, who wrote us to say that all his neighbors’ locking mailboxes were picked open, but his Mail Boss remained secure. This is our favorite kind of customer feedback, because it means […]

New York Times Calls Oasis “Secure”

On Sunday, the New York Times ran a feature story on Architectural Mailboxes and specifically, the Oasis® Locking Mailboxes. It praised the company for innovation in providing a solution to a growing problem, and highlighted their locking mailboxes as a secure option for homeowners concerned about identity theft. Specifically, the article stated (emphasis added): “What […]

Other Locking Mailboxes: The Oasis Jr®

Lacking in Security: Vulnerable to Fishing, Prying by Mail Thieves In Other Locking Mailboxes: Part I, we showcased the Curbside Mailsafe, the Oasis Jr.®, and the Pinnacle locking mailboxes. For a refresher or to watch the video, go here. The quick summary: The above mentioned “locking” mailboxes, ranging in price from $80 to $200+, do […]

Thefts from “Secure” Mailboxes in Oregon

KATU News reports a string of mail thefts in Sandy, Oregon A rash of mail thefts has people concerned. One woman knew there was a problem when she found her mailbox empty and other people’s mail laying nearby. Some residents found their “locking mailboxes” pried open. Others found their mailbox locks had been cut off. […]

Homeowner Says: “Beware! MailSafe NOT Secure”

A few days ago, Janet from Sammamish Washington left an interesting comment on one of our blog posts titled “Other Locking Mailboxes: Part I.” Interestingly, she wrote in to tell others about her Curbside Mailsafe by Solar Group, one of the locking mailboxes reviewed in that post. Janet’s comment: After our mail had been stolen […]

Other Locking Mailboxes: Part I

Mail Boss competitors fail to provide mail security If you are like many Americans, you may have resorted to buying a locking mailbox to prevent your mail from getting into the hands of mail identity thieves. You know that a secure locking mailbox can help protect you from the epidemic of identity theft, but you […]