Stories inside Safe Deposit Boxes


When the renter of a safe deposit box passes away and there are no known next of kins, the boxes need to be opened to investigate further. This is when a wealth of stories are discovered.

Over in the USA, property controller Lauren Brewer spends her days sorting possessions that have been left behind when the holder of a safe deposit box dies. Brewer has concluded that there is a common theme among the holders of safe deposit boxes and humans in general;

"We're collectors, I think....

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First Safe Deposit Service Launches in Scotland

The very first independent safe deposit centre has been opened in Glasgow providing a secure location for people to store their valuable possessions.

After more than a £1 million investment, the new safe deposit centre aptly named Glasgow Vaults has opened its doors to the general public. The site was opened by Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon.

Sturgeon spoke of the new centre with optimism saying "providing a secure place for valuables is very helpful when high street banks no longer appear to offer this service.”

Since banks...

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Is Social Media Putting Your Valuables at Risk?

In today’s world, social media is a much used tool for keeping in touch with family and friends and updating them on what you’re doing but it could also be putting your valuables at risk.

As the popularity of sites such as Facebook and Twitter continues to increase, many people start to forget the security risks of putting too much information online for anyone to see. While we all know not to put our bank details or other secure information on social media sites, but it is other pieces of information we...

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Coventry Police Campaign – Controversial or Clever?

Last week, Coventry Police took part in an anti-burglary stunt which has divided opinion among residents and social media users alike.

On Tuesday police in the city let themselves into homes which were not securely locked and posted the pictures on social media. The stunt was arranged to highlight the importance of locking your front doors to prevent burglars from being able to easily enter your property.

As you can imagine, there have been some strong opinions on both side of the argument questioning whether this is a good use of...

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Going Away? Don’t Forget This Security Checklist Before You Leave

It’s that time of year when we’ve been back at work for a few weeks after Christmas and our minds begin to wander towards the next holiday season, summer. Travel companies have got their enticing deals on and the more organised among us will have got their two weeks away booked already.

Before you get too excited about relaxing on the beach or backpacking over mountains, it is vital that you make sure everything at home is secure before you depart and you are not advertising your home to...

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