How Do I Prevent Repeat Mailbox Theft?

Mail box theft continues to plague Canada Post and residential strata mailboxes resulting in costly fixes for repeat offenses. Canada Post has now announced the phasing out of residential mail delivery services as a way to save money due to a failing system.  Through implementing the super box and other security methods Canada Post has made it a priority to combat mail theft and the cost of repeat vandalism. Although these costs highly affect Canada Post and its users a decrease in the amount of actual users has also factored into a significant loss of cash flow. As Canada Post announces a gradual increase to community mailboxes starting in 2014 it plans on making a complete switch to community mailboxes over the next five years. Super mailboxes have not deterred the mailbox thief. Mailbox theft continues to rise. Repeat vandalism and theft to the same box are part of the process when thieves are targeting your mail for identity theft.  Incidents recorded in BC between 2008 and 2013 were reported from more than 130 communities both urban and rural. The Mayor of the small community of Belcarra, Ralph Drew stated that the thieves in his community are targeting new super-boxes too. Belcarra alone has seen 375 incidents of mailbox tampering the last five years. Thieves are accessing these mailboxes with simple methods used for most break ins. Common tools like screwdrivers and pry bars are all it takes for the average mailbox thief. In order to stop the cycle of mail theft a more secure method has been created. FH Security continues to have a flood of interest in custom mailbox enclosures. The steel fabricated custom enclosure is specifically designed to strengthen the weakest part of the existing mailbox, which the evidence suggests is the mailbox and lock system in itself. FH Security’s steel enclosures go over your existing mailbox providing a maximum secured design. FH Security takes the time to stay one step ahead of the mailbox thief leaving a trail of secured mailboxes and preventing the high cost of repeat vandalism keeping both your identity and mailbox safe.

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Property Offences and Break Ins Secure Your Business Now

Property offenses which include break ins, possession of stolen property, theft and fraud continue to rise in BC. As reported by the “Police Services Division, Ministry of Justice” in its September 2013 publication on Crime Statistics in Canada. Crime statistics in BC show that high crime rate numbers are reflective of areas that are occupied by a municipality or city where business takes place. Businesses continue to be an enticing place for criminals who are in the market for an easy target break in. Business owners don’t often consider their place of business an easy target until after they have been hit. Often when being called out to a business after a fresh break in the owners reflect on the late night call from their alarm company and comment on how only if they had been able to slow them down a few minutes more perhaps they wouldn’t of become a victim of the break in. FH Security Products provides that extra insurance and security to business owners. In most instances the visual deterrent alone is enough to send the criminals elsewhere to look for an easier target.  FH Security Products continue to protect and hard target business owners by providing strong, secure products that work to keep criminals out. FH Security Products continue to stay stronger then the criminals its clients are up against causing the criminal to target businesses with a lesser or no visual deterrent. Let FH Security prevent a break in from happening to you.