​Safe Deposit Boxes: The Top Five Myths Dispelled

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1. Unusual items are kept in safe deposit boxes

A long-missing painting by Vincent Van Gogh was discovered in Spain by tax collectors who were going through the contents of a safe deposit box. The work of art, entitled "Cypress, Sky and Country," is thought to have been missing for about four decades.

This is a very unusual case. Most people who rent safe deposit boxes don’t have items of priceless, rare art. Safe deposit boxes are often used to store family jewelry, important documents and expensive electrical items.

2. It’s just like...

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A Beginner's Guide to Safe Deposit Boxes


A Safe Deposit Box? What’s That?

Safe deposit boxes, commonly misnamed as safety deposit boxes, are boxes ranging in size from just big enough to fit a ring box to large enough to store a wealth of precious items. They are often found in high security vaults guarded by a range of access control technologies. But it wasn’t always like this…

A Brief History

Safe deposit boxes have been around for centuries, since not long after the banking system was brought in and, in the early days, only the banks offered...

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​Safe Deposit Boxes vs. Home Safes This Winter

As police forces advise individuals to be more vigilant this winter, families and households are considering different ways in which to secure their valuables and important items at home.

Greater Manchester Police are calling on communities to be more vigilant, take greater care in the evenings and keep valuables safe and secure.

The public are being asked to lock their windows and doors, look out for their neighbours and report suspicious activity in an attempt to drive down burglary rates as the nights get darker.

Assistant Chief Constable Garry...

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Don’t Be a Victim – Protect Your Valuables During Darker Evenings

Over 2,000 burglaries took place in Greater Manchester in August 2015 alone, so now is the time to take action and make sure that you aren’t a victim too as we approach the winter months.

New figures from The Co-operative Insurance show that household thefts soar by 38 per cent in winter. James Hillon, director of products at The Co-operative, said: “When the clocks change this coming weekend we are urging people to be more vigilant about home security.”

Breaking into a home or property for the purpose of burglary has also been shown as the second most perpetrated crime in...

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Hatton Garden Raider's Loot Buried In Cemetery

A police helicopter hovered above the cemetery as an armed police convoy escorted the jewel thief to the cemetery where he has hidden his share of the £20m haul.

Danny Jones, 58, one of the Hatton Garden robbers, had complained in a letter to Sky News that his offer to reveal the hiding place had been ignored by Scotland Yard.

At midday on Thursday 15th October 2015, an armed convoy, with a police helicopter flying above it, took him from Belmarsh prison to Edmonton Cemetery in north London where the thief showed them where to dig.

Danny Jones was then taken straight...

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