About Mailcase

       
The size of the MailCase is:
  • Width - Side to side 13 5/8"
  • Height - Top to bottom 20"
  • Depth - Front to back at deepest point 18 5/8"
  • Shipping Weight - 44 lbs.

Buying a locking mailbox for your home or business can be a difficult decision. There are many different locking mailbox designs for sale on the internet and in hardware stores. How can you decide which type of locking mailbox is right for you? By reading this page, you will find all the information necessary regarding what features you should look for in a locking mailbox before you make a purchase decision. If you are shopping with our competitors and you cannot easily obtain answers to the following questions, the do not buy the mailbox! Buy a MailCase instead:

  • Does the mailbox come with a post? If not, how expensive is the post? How hard is the mailbox to install on my own post?
  • How strong is the lock?
  • How strong is the latch?
  • Can I accept larger packages like books and boxes for delivery or is it limited only to envelopes?
  • What kind of construction methods were employed in the manufacturing of the mailbox?
  • What kind of rust proofing and coating technology is used?
  • What is the warranty from the vendor?
  • Is the mailbox approved by the US Postmaster General?
  • How can I find out which locking mailboxes are approved by the USPS and which ones are not approved but illegally claiming they are approved?
  • Is the vendor a direct manufacturer or a reseller marking up the price?

The MailCase locking security mailbox is designed to be purchased together with a MailCase steel post. That is why one of our standard purchase options includes the post together with the MailCase locking mailbox at an affordable price. Buying the mailbox together with the post will make it easy for homeowners to install the MailCase as a do-it-yourself project. Also, the post is painted the same color as the lockable mailbox. Installed together, the mailbox and the post will provide the most attractive combination in front of your home. However, you can easily buy the MailCase without a post if you want. You should buy the MailCase without a post if you are installing the MailCase in a brick, stone, or stucco enclosure.

There are two different types of posts you can choose from when you buy the combination MailCase locking mailbox and post. You can select the longer In-Ground post when the locking mailbox location in front of your home is grass or soil. The In-Ground post can easily be cemented in the ground. You can choose the shorter Surface Mount post when the locking mailbox location in front of your home is hard paving (asphalt or concrete). You will have the opportunity to select which post you will need (the long post or short post) when you click on BUY NOW button on the homepage. This will take you to the products page where you can select your options. You can also visit installation help for more great information and videos that will help you decide which post you need and how to install it.

MailCase Features

Extra strong latch and lock system:
It is a surprising fact that with most residential locking mailboxes sold by our competitors, the actual lock itself is the weakest part of the mailbox. Identity thieves know which locking mailbox brands have the weakest type of lock. In studies done by the U.S. Post Office these inadequately locked mailboxes can easily be broken into with a simple screwdriver faster than with a key.

The critical factor in making a super strong lock is to make the latch mechanism out of heavy duty heat-treated (tempered) steel. MailCase uses a heavy duty tempered steel latch. With this super strong latch, there is no way a criminal can deform the latch with a screwdriver. We've made the latch the strongest part of the MailCase. MailCase also uses an effective tubular steel lock with cylinder key that makes it impossible for an identity thief employing lock-picking techniques to get inside the mailbox. This forces the criminal to leave your locked mailbox alone and move on to an easier target. If you are shopping for a locking mailbox with one of our competitors and you cannot easily tell what kind of lock they use do not buy the mailbox! Come here and buy a MailCase instead.

Heavy Duty Welded Steel Construction
The MailCase locking mailbox is made of heavy duty steel. Also, the joints and seams are welded, not riveted or bolted like most other locking mailboxes. The distinct advantage of welding is that it provides much greater strength for the MailCase. Another advantage is that the welded joints provide superior water proof performance. Replacing rivets and bolts with welds also eliminates points where moisture can get under the finish causing rust problems on our competitors' designs. If you see one of our competitors selling a locking mailbox with rivets or bolts do not buy it! You will have long term moisture, durability, and rust problems.

Do not buy a plastic locking mailbox. Identity thieves can compromise some of these designs with only their bare hands. Those that resist an attack with bare hands will often shatter apart with one or two blows from an ordinary hammer.

Large Capacity: Holds Several Days of Mail
When we built the MailCase locking mailbox, we knew that the mailbox had to be practical for everyday homeowners. It had to be able to hold several days of mail. Even though you'll have an ultra-secure locking mailbox, we recommend retrieving your mail from your mailbox every day. However, we wanted the capacity to be large enough that if you skipped a few days (for vacations, or because you simply forgot to get the mail) your mail carrier would have no problem continuing to add more mail. Most of our competitors have mailboxes that are simply too small and some have trouble holding even one day of mail. Only MailCase has the capacity you need for your lifestyle.

Able to Accept Larger Packages
In today's world of online shopping, homeowners are purchasing more and more stuff to be sent by mail. Our patented locking mailbox design is able to easily take larger packages like books, boxes of checks, medical prescriptions, and other large packages.

Dual Use Design
Locking mailbox designs fall into one of two categories. The first category consists of having a mail slot that is wide enough to get some mail through, but not so wide that an identity thief can reach their hand and arm through the slot. Most locking mailboxes are of this type. The advantage of these designs is that they are easy for your mail carrier to use. Another advantage is the mail can easily fall unobstructed to the safety of the locked area below. The disadvantage of these types of locking mailbox designs is that it is impossible to get larger packages into the mailbox.

The second category of locking mailbox designs consists of having a bin or tray on which a mail carrier can place the mail and then by closing the bin it dumps the mail into the secure locked area below. The advantage of these tray designs is that they can accept larger packages. The disadvantage is that it is much more difficult for your mail carrier to deliver everyday envelopes and mail (they have to use two hands instead of one hand to operate the typical tray type mailbox). Plus, the tray often restricts larger envelopes from clearing the tray to the safety of the locked area below when the delivery door is closed. One popular tray design has a junior version that is particularly difficult for mail carriers to use. A survey of mail carriers has shown that often they have to force the door closed to crush the mail inside because the box is simply too small to be used as a tray design.

The MailCase locking mailbox solves these problems through our revolutionary patented design. We have a unique Dual Delivery SystemTM that allows easy one handed operation for your mail carrier for most everyday mail. However, when a larger package is sent to you, your mail carrier can simply place the package on the tray and dump it in to the locked area below. Not only will your mail carrier love you for the this, but you can further ensure the security of your mail by making sure your mail falls safely to the locked area below and is not obstructed by the tray.

State of the Art Anti-Rust Coating Technology
We designed the MailCase locking mailbox to resist the weather in even the most extreme outdoor environments. We start off by using high strength zinc alloy steel. Adding zinc to the steel makes the steel rust resistant. Then we put our locking mailbox through a twenty-one stage polyester powder coating process using the most advanced German and Swiss made powder coating machines. Powder coating is basically a high-tech painting process where the paint is bonded to the steel mailbox using electricity, chemistry and super heated ovens. This process makes the coating (painting) chemically bond to the steel for the maximum rust proof performance. Polyester is added to the coating for maximum moisture resistance and also to protect against damaging UV rays. Using only the state of the art powder coating machines ensures that MailCase has the most attractive and highest performance finish of any locking mailbox.

Approved by the Postmaster General

The MailCase locking mailbox has been approved by the Postmaster General. The US Postal Service requires that approved curbside locking mailboxes pass a strict testing program consisting of twelve separate tests. MailCase engaged USPS approved IMR Test Labs to perform these tests. These include testing the mailbox for normal operation at temperature extremes down to minus 64 degrees F and as high as plus 140 degrees F. Some of the other tests include abrasion tests for the durability of the exterior finish coating, salt spray tests to test for corrosion resistance, impact tests to prove the strength of the mailbox, and operation tests where a robot manually tests the regular operation of the mailbox thousands of times. MailCase passed all of these tests with flying colors! Click here to view the test report.

The process of getting locking mailbox designs approved by the US Postmaster General is difficult, expensive, and time consuming. Federal law requires two things: 1. Every curbside locking mailbox must be approved by the U.S. Postmaster General and 2. Every curbside locking mailbox must have written on the front "US MAIL Approved by the Postmaster General." Because of the difficulty of becoming USPS approved, many of our competitors choose not to complete this process. They illegally sell their curbside locking mailboxes and they illegally print on the front that it is "Approved by the Postmaster General." The US Postal Service has a very competent and excellent staff. They even have a special division assigned with the task of making sure that non-approved mailboxes stay off the market. However, the scope of the problem is growing larger all the time and it is difficult for these hard working professionals to police all of the non-conforming curbside locking mailboxes hitting the market. Your best bet is to make sure that you are buying only a genuine USPS Approved security mailbox.

The easiest way to find out if a locking mailbox is approved by the US Postmaster General is to ask the vendor you are buying the mailbox from if you can see the test report on the mailbox from a USPS approved testing lab. Click here to see ours. However, most of our competitors will not have this report in a format that is easy to disseminate to the public. A second way you can find out if one of our competitors is selling an approved mailbox is to look on this list of approved manufacturers.

You can also write to the US Post office at the following address to obtain this list:

USPS
Delivery Policy & Programs
475 L'Enfant Plaza, RM 7142
Washington, DC 20260-0004

About Identity Theft

Fact: Ten million Americans have their identity stolen every year. For most criminals, it is the perfect crime. Why?

  1. Stealing an identity is an easy crime to commit compared with other types of crimes
  2. Such theft requires very little interaction with others, so there is very little chance of the identity thief being caught
  3. Jail time for identity thieves who are caught is usually lower than for more violent criminals like armed robbers
  4. The potential payoff for for the criminal is usually thousands of dollars for very little effort and very little risk of being caught

What makes being a victim of identity theft so difficult is that it is impossible to gauge the amount of lost time and money that you will have to expend to clean up your record. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center the average victim of ID Theft spends 231 hours and $1,884 dollars out of pocket trying to clean up their credit. Some ID theft victims are still working on cleaning up their credit years after the initial theft. Most identity theft victims will spend the rest of their lives looking over their shoulder trying to keep their credit clean.

Even worse than the time and out of pocket costs are the costs of having your credit ruined. Increasingly employers, insurance companies, and lenders are using your credit to make decisions about you. How much will your car insurance increase because your credit has been ruined by an ID Thief? What if mortgage rates drop and you are unable to take advantage of a home refinance because of ruined credit? At MailCase, we have calculated the minimum cost to you is well over $20,000 in lost savings because of ruined credit. All of this does not even begin to calculate the emotional cost, the feelings of betrayal, violation, and lack of justice from such a personal crime.

Even with the large security breaches we hear about in the media, by far the most common methods of Identity Theft occur through old fashioned methods. Having your wallet or purse stolen or having a criminal go through your trash are common ways for criminals to get information about you. But having your mail stolen is by far the easiest way for criminals to get your information. All of this critical personal information is bundled together in your mailbox right there in neat little envelopes just asking to be taken in the blink of an eye.