Fact is, a single master key easily obtained opens over 90% of Australian letterboxes. Criminals know this, and are systematically exploiting this vulnerability to steal credit card and identity information and commit fraud.
Our daily mail may offer the same personal details about us which can be easily obtained and used by criminals for illegal activity such as targeting our bank accounts and our information can be used towards identity fraud, causing us loss and unnecessary stress.
Mailbox’s should be secure as much as a safe, protecting our identity from identity fraud.
Unfortunately, more neighborhoods are experiencing more break inns into their letterboxes as they are an easy target.
Letterbox key locks of today are identified as low security and are dominated by Lowe & Fletcher type key locks which we classify as very low security.
- Keys can be cut by code number shown on the lock should the original be misplaced.
- Short mini lock body, 5 disc, 3 depth key cylinders that are easily picked.
- All operated by single master key which can be sold to anyone, no question asked.
This is an image of the L&F letterbox key lock with key number shown on lock
If you are in a strata situation or even single house dwelling, consider having your L&F letterbox key locks replaced with a high security, mailbox key lock that does not show the key code on the face of the lock, is pick resistant and is not operated by any master keys.
We at CBD Locksmiths are located in Sydney City can offer you this by replacing your L&F low security mailbox lock with a high security GEM lock.
We are replacing a high volume of L&F letterbox locks for strata units with GEM locks which has instantly solved their mailbox theft issues and keeping their postal identity safe.
Below is an image of the GEM lock.
The visual of these locks installed also work as a deterrent.
We can supply and custom fit GEM locks, from single letterbox to entire strata buildings.
Feel free to contact us at anytime to discuss your options and pricing.
Ph: (02) 9232 8839 at anytime, 24/7.