Archive / Security Products

RSS feed for this section

Investing in security products is investing in peace of mind. We believe it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to create a truly secure product for their customers; however, that is not always the reality. In this section, we feature some other quality security products — in addition to the Mail Boss, of course — that consumers may like!

Does It Really Take a Thief?

Discovery Channel’s duo Johnston and Douglas miss the mailbox

In the popular Discovery Channel show “It Takes A Thief,” duo Matt Johnston and Jon Douglas display their keen aptitude for breaking into seemingly safe and secure residential homes, often surprising the homeowners with their ingenious methods. It would seem that there is no doubt they are indeed experts at this. I contend they work entirely too hard for what they get. What do I mean by this?…

MailBoss Built Burly

Mail Boss features make it the ultimate in mail security Think all locking mailboxes are created equal? Think again! The Mail Boss locking security mailbox by Epoch Design is not your average locking curbside mailbox. This burly mailbox, weighing in at more than 40 lbs, features heavy-gauge electro-galvanized welded steel and stainless steel hinges. The […]

Security Mailboxes Offer ID Theft Protection

Locking Mailboxes Protect Your Good Name

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the nation, according to the FTC. Millions of Americans become victims of identity theft each year, so protection is a must. One of the many ways criminals steal your identity can happen right at your front door. Your mailbox is a prime target for identity thieves, who can find a wealth of sensitive mail, bills and other private documents with little effort. Most people are cautious about what mail is put in the trash, using a paper shredder when necessary. However, most of these sensitive documents originate in an unlocked mailbox.

Stop the Junk Mail!

Rid Yourself of Junkmail and Safeguard your Identity

Sick of sorting through all that junkmail? If you’re like most Americans, your mailbox is flooded with a waste of time and resources. A typical year’s worth of junk mail in the United States uses 62 million trees and 25 billion gallons of water! More importantly, it puts you at greater risk for identity theft. Every pre-approved credit card offer you receive is an invitation for mail thieves to open a credit card in your name and rack up the bills, ruining your good name in the process.

To stop the flow of junk-mail, make a 30-second phone call to the Credit Bureaus Main Opt-Out Line at 888-567-8688. You will be connected to an automated voice response system and you can opt-out of all credit-related offers for two years or permanently. If at some later point you want the credit offers to start flowing again, you can call back. If you choose to never again receive those offers, you will receive a form in the mail to fill out and return. (If you don’t send it back, your “lifetime” opt-out is reduced to 2 years.

P-57Cs Shredder Makes the Cut

As Americans have become increasingly aware of the prevalence of identity theft, paper shredders have become a household item. When looking for paper shredders, it is important not to skimp out on an cheap-o shredder that will jam or break easily. But who wants to drop a pretty penny on a paper shredder? For less than $100, though, there is a paper shredder that is a cut above the rest.

How to Prevent Identity Theft

Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft with these Easy Steps

Most of us would like to live in a place where identity theft was not relevant. Unfortunately for us, there is no place this secure. There are several steps you can take no matter where you live in order to avoid being victimized from by identity theft.

Why Steel?

Steel Mailboxes Offer Superior Quality and Security

The best material to use in a true security locking mailboxes is heavy-duty galvanized powder-coated steel. When you really think about it, this is no surprise. When is the last time you saw an aluminum or plastic bank vault? Have you ever heard a manufacturer of safes or locks taut the security virtues of aluminum or plastic? Of course not. Many so called “security locking mailboxes” are made of thin (18-22 gauge) metal, aluminum, and even plastic…