Letterbox crime: Is your home protected?

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Burglars will use various methods in an attempt to gain entry into your home – and this includes using your letterbox.

Your letterbox is a vulnerable point on your door; criminals can use it to peer through for signs of an empty home, unwanted items can be pushed through the letterbox and thieves can use it to ‘fish’ keys out of your property.

With this said  it’s essential that your letterbox has added security features to protect your home from burglars and to prevent unwanted items being posted through.


We offer a range of highly secure letterboxes from UAP that incorporate the Anti-Vandal™ facility, a feature not found on standard letterboxes.

Each letterplate has the brushes outward facing. This gives you 3 great benefits:

  • The brushes act as a visual deterrent to vandals
  • It is easier to navigate letters through the brushes
  • The brushes stop draughts at the point of entry


Each letterbox flap can open to 180 degrees and has been tested to withstand thousands of openings without breaking. A weak letterplate can be easily snapped off from the outside, giving criminals more room to manoeuvre a rod to ‘fish’ for your keys.

We offer letterboxes in a range of finishes and sizes and that have been awarded the Secured by Design stamp of approval. 

Letterbox Restrictor

It is conceived that any height over 40mm is big enough for someone to insert their hand through the letterbox and manipulate the cylinder on the inside of the door.

Within our range you’ll also find Letterbox Security Shroud Restrictors. The UAP letterplate restrictor is a simple but very effective device, designed to limit the inner flap opening to 40 degrees to minimise the risk of anything being removed through it.

Watch the video below to find out more:

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