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.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/super-mailboxes-in-b-c-targeted-thousands-of-times-records-reveal-1.1413809

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How do I secure my business storefront and warehouse?

Many people ask us with their first question, “what do you suggest i do to secure my business, storefront, property, warehouse?”

There are many options to do this correctly, cost effectively, and securely. A key element is to have a proper selection of products, and just as important, a proper installation.

So our first answer usually is, “can we come down and do an onsite assessment and estimate!” Of course now, technology for the more straight forward jobs lets us get the strategy to secure often complete by email and pictures. This is why we have a website so photo driven to give our customers some direction as early as possible.

One of the biggest solutions to securing your assets is to chose the best security out there. Cameras are great for surveillance, and alarms are great for making lots of noise. But at the end of the day, your best security is one that is physical and will stand up against force, creating work, and a time barrier for thieves in break and entry. Those two things are criminal minds worst enemies, work, and obstacles.

We offer many types of steel security products. For glass windows and doors we have security window bars and film, to the heavier and more mobile esthetics of expanding folding scissor security gates, all these products we make here in Langley, of Vancouver B.C.. This gives us the opportunity to customize to the product you need to fit your business structure.

We also have vehicle barrier bollards, to protect against cars and trucks used as forced entry tools. These come in permanent and removable, and decorative.

Rolling shutters and mall style folding accordion gates are other choices for the right fit.

Another important choice to make is door re enforcement. Products for these are anti-pry plates to resist crow bars for the seams, key-way guards so the cylinders can not be spun out, and barricade bars are great on the rear steel commercial doors.

Other products we offer are, lexan-unbreakable glass, overhead bay door security gates, property swing gates, custom enclosures, mail security cages, steel security doors and various safety workplace security products.

Let us help you make the right choice, our expertise and guidance can set you up with a package to target harden your business storefronts, warehouses and properties. We will be glad to work also with your property lease manager.

Please take a tour of our commercial security products, and contact us direct, so we can deliver a secure solution!