Are residential mailboxes secure enough?

Are residential mailboxes secure enough?
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The most common in post-Soviet space is a mailbox, made in the form of a rectangular box, which is attached to the fence near the gate or the wall near the front door of the country house. Letters and correspondence enter the mailbox through a horizontal slit at the top of the item, and the contents are removed by opening its bottom, door or lid. Such a box is made of metal and less often of wood. It is most convenient to attach standard letterboxes to the fence so that the postman can easily deliver his correspondence. Also such a mail box is suitable for apartments. In this case it can be attached directly to the door. Historically, a street letterbox for a home in Europe or America has a radically different look. In these countries, mailboxes are used not only for receiving but also for sending letters. If the box contains letters to be sent, they are picked up by the postman and taken to the post office, after which they are delivered to the recipients. Accordingly, in order for the postman to see that there is mail in the box that needs to be delivered, some kind of sign had to be invented. In America, the issue was resolved with a checkbox. There is a small checkbox attached to the side of each mailbox – if it is omitted, it means there are no mails to be sent, but if the checkbox is raised, the postman must look inside. In addition, in western countries, a street mailbox is not attached to a fence or wall, but mounted on a lawn near the road, using a vertical support.
The shape of an ordinary American letterbox is like a horizontal container with a semicircular lid. In recent times, however, it has been rare in America to find a standard mailbox shape. The fact is that many American states hold annual competitions for the most original mailbox, which residents prepare with the utmost care. Therefore, in these states you can see mailboxes made in the form of animals, fairytale characters or even grand garden sculptures. A slightly different but no less interesting design of the best locking mailbox is used in the UK. Residents of this country try to adhere to stylistic unity in everything, so the characteristic English letterbox resembles a miniature house made of bricks or made of any other materials. In the UK, a street letterbox for cottages or houses is installed directly on the ground. Since in this country the territory of the country house is very rarely fenced, the box is near the front door.

Often, the mailbox belongs to the citizen who owns the housing to which the box belongs. In this case, any act of vandalism or layout of advertising leaflets at the request of the owner will be prosecuted. Naturally, a citizen will take care of his property and treat it accordingly, maintaining its reliability and appearance … . And as the fixed capital in any HMO is owned by the state, the management of this organization certainly not to the mailboxes. Although recently the homes have been transferred under the management of management companies, organizations – the situation with mailboxes also remains relevant.

Many residents of apartment buildings, in the nineties, wanted to protect the entrance, mailboxes, which in fact did not belong to them – from encroachments on them, through the installation of intercoms, organization of watch in the entrances. The first to fail was the organized watch, which instead of protecting the owners’ mailbox, slept in the workplace, and those who worked, in an era of rapid economic growth, considered their wages unworthy and left, so the watch in the entrances is now rare.
Intercoms also showed their second weak points. Everybody hoped that only they had the keys and nobody would get into the entrance except them. But it wasn’t so cloudless. Teenagers, who are most often vandals to the mailbox under some pretext call the residents of the entrance and ask for help to get into the entrance. The same is true for advertisers. Sometimes they just wait for someone to open the door and walk through it unobstructed – and here your mailbox is in their hands. You have to admit, if the people in the driveway were to be careful, some of them wouldn’t get to your mailbox. But even in this case, some of them would still have gotten to it, because in your entrance there is sure to be some “grandmother” ready to always help everyone and everything.


P.O. BoxWhat’s the attitude of the residents on “attempts” on their mailbox?

If with acts of vandalism everyone is clear and everyone understands that without radical changes in society, in the minds of young people this problem is not eradicated, then about the advertising that is placed in the mailbox every day – the residents have different views, but almost 90% of them negative.

According to a sociological survey conducted among the residents of Kazan, the question: How do you feel about the daily delivery of advertising in your mailbox?

The following answers were received:

  • 50% of respondents answered: – The mountains of advertising garbage that are placed in our mailbox are simply annoying.
    However, when asked, “Do you try to avoid the brand that your mailbox advertised? – 65% gave a clear answer of “yes.”
  • 30% of those surveyed said: – I consider it categorically unacceptable to send advertising leaflets to our mailbox, because several times along with this “trash” threw away important documents for us.
  • 15% of respondents said: – I think it’s necessary to be more polite about it and close your eyes to the fact that the heap of advertising that got into our mailbox, may be a potential burglar to say that you are away.
  • 5% of respondents said: – We need to get used to it, we live in a highly competitive environment and advertising is another source of information for a potential buyer.

As we see, there are not many people who approve of this type of mailing in their mailbox – only 5%. It turns out that advertising customers and performers work more for the “paper mill”, if for their own purposes.

Really, nothing protects my mailbox?

  • Strange as it may seem, the law says everything clearly, it just is not executed or is not executed in full.
  • Sending advertising via mailboxes cannot be banned in any way, because the state’s attitude towards this kind of advertising is not reflected in the “Law on Advertising”. But according to the Postal Communication Act.
  • Do not think that we do not pay anything in this case. To perform all this list of services, we pay a certain amount per month, which is included in the line of rent called: “Entrance service.”
  • Therefore, we have every right to apply to the court: either to return the funds or to demand that we perform our duties. Apparently, only in this case will our mailbox please us every day.

Is Sig Sauer that good?

SIG was founded as a wagon factory built in 1853 by Friedrich Peyer Hof, Heinrich Moser and Konrad Neher. After the factory won the contract to manufacture 30,000 rifles for Swiss Federal Ministry of Defense, the name was changed to Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft.

Today, SIG Sauer is the largest company of the Luc-Ortmeier holding, and one of the largest firearms manufacturers in the world. Not so long ago the company tripled its staff and invested $18 million in production development.

According to the company itself, one third of the US police use SIG Sauer products.

SIG Sauer has also many scope models, here you can read a comparison of the top-selling products – Romeo 4 vs Romeo 5. Originally SIG Sauer was a brand name for pistols developed by SIG and manufactured in Germany by Sauer, and later in the USA. Since 2000, SIG Sauer is not only a brand name, but also a company with the same name.

The company is renowned for its well thought-out and quality weapons and regularly organises exhibitions every year:

Some of the new firearm innovations of the year 2020:

SIG Sauer P210 Carry pistol

P210 Carry

What the company showed us in Las Vegas was a little more than just a prototype. But it was also enough to warm up the interest of SIG fans! The new P210 Carry 9mm pistol is based on the P210 Target, which is essentially the second coming of the venerable and legendary P210, which has been in production since 1947 and is the benchmark for quality and precision.

Standard view of the new P210 Carry. It’s still a prototype.

New aggressive look with matte black finish, G10 black grip, SigLite tritium night sights, 4.1″ barrel (P210 Target is 5″), this P210 Carry is “bad guy”, but version based on great classics.

The new model features 8+1-round magazine, aluminum frame, front and rear cuts on the bolt with rounded edges for comfortable carrying, which enhances the effect of its immediate use.

Only the release will have to wait until mid-2020, when it will be available at a price from 1300 US dollars.

SIG Sauer P320 RXP pistol

P320 RXP

The “Collimator Revolution” by SIG took shape in the form of the first presented P320 RXP 9mm pistol. Available in 4 versions: Full-Size, Compact, XFULL, and XCOMPACT, the RXP pistol carries a factory preset ROMEO1PRO collimator. “The number one problem with installing collimator sights on guns is to clearly match the red dot to the hit point,” explains Tom Taylor, chief marketing officer and executive vice president of sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “SIG SAUER is the only manufacturer in the firearms industry that truly integrates the collimator and pistol into a single system right at the factory, ensuring the user does not need to configure any further.

The P320 RXP Full-Size and Compact Series are blowback operated pistols with barrel flip-up compensators, double-sided controls, detachable magazine locking and modular polymer grips. P320 XFULL and XCOMPACT RXP in addition to these features XSERIES have X-RAY3 Day/Night flip suppressor, XSERIES ergonomically improved handle module, flat trigger for clean 90 degree response, NITRON XSERIES bolt and extended double-sided lag lever. 17 or 10 rounds stainless steel magazines are available in full size versions, while compact RXP pistols are available with 15 or 10 rounds magazines. Barrel length is 4.7″ for both versions of P320 RXP Full Size and XFULL, 3.9″ for P320 Compact RXP and 3.6″ for XCOMPACT RXP.

In terms of optics, the SIG Sauer ROMEO1PRO Open Reflex 6MOA collimator comes with 12 brightness level settings and a TruHold Lockless Zeroing system designed to reduce kickback and quickly return to zero right after the shot is fired. The housing is made of aircraft grade aluminum to reduce corrosion, and the optics are IPX7 dust and waterproof. What’s more, the ROMEO1PRO carries aspherical lenses with a high quality super-modern coating, which provides excellent light transmission and absence of aberrations.

SIG Sauer Cross rifle and .277 Fury cartridge

SIG Cross

SIG Cross – universal rifle. SIG Cross rifle is also available with .277 Fury cartridge with hybrid sleeve.

The first SIG Sauer bolt action hunting rifle, manufactured in USA, Cross comes with new innovative .277 Fury cartridge with hybrid housing. Suffice it to say that SIG Sauer Cross was conceived as a universal rifle with hunting carbine characteristics, with sniper rifle accuracy.

In particular, it features the SIG precision-adjustable buttstock and the all-aluminum housing, which simplifies the movement. The rifle is available with 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Win barrels, and will soon be available in .277 SIG Fury version with hybrid cartridge case. The .277 Fury caliber has a steel base and brass walls and is characterized by its unique long range piercing action.

Some countries even take this company’s weapons into the army, for example:

In September 2015, the US Army and Air Force initiated the XM17 Modular Handgun System. The purpose of the program was to find a replacement for the outdated M9 Beretta pistols. In January 2017, the winner was SIG Sauer M17 and its shortened version M18. Despite this, the US Marine Corps decided to postpone the replacement of the Beretta pistols, which will be officially completed next year.

The Marines are ready to accept the novelty. This means that from 2020 each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces will receive a single gun. It should be noted that the Marines were waiting for a reason – recently completed resource testing of the pistol. During the tests, 36,000 shots were fired from three guns. Despite 12 misfires, the M18 never failed the testers.

P320 rifle is based on recoil at short stroke. The special feature of the gun is its modularity. It is based on fire control unit, which includes trigger, ejector and four guide rails. Individual design can be “assembled” around these elements: there are three different sizes of polymer grips and three grip options, which allow changing the used caliber – 9×19 Parabellum, .357 SIG and .40 S&W. The US Army adopted the M17 with 120mm barrel, and the M18 with 98mm barrel. Both models are equipped with Picatinny barrel, which allows the installation of additional accessories – sights or tactical flashlights.

The company has won many tenders and is one of the best gun manufacturers. It’s not for nothing that it’s been praised.

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