None.What's the point of storing something in a safety deposit box if it gets stolen anyway?
What would a vault at a bank like this look like?I don't blame FNB for this. They're a victim, just like the box holders. There's a range of safety deposit box services with various degrees of security - and pricing. Most people can't afford boxes in super-secured steel-and-concrete vaults behind massive safe doors as in the movies ... they just want something better than storing it at home where the risks of fire and theft are higher...
I decided to Google a bit and it looks like Arthur is right about low cost storage. There's one case earlier in the year in the US where the thieves cut through the room and got to safe deposit boxes which makes you wonder. I mean if all they need do is get in the building it doesn't say much when a wall and CCTV is all the security measures in place.
Maybe he does and the thieves who probably had an inside man knew that and worked within the limits. As indicated the bank is not forthcoming on the details of the break in.seems the guard doesn't have to do an hourly check in......
Check the link I posted, granted that was at ABSA:
Not even in a room two floors underground, behind three code-protected doors and a security officer were Simon Sun’s life savings and a gold statuette safe.
His safety deposit box at the Absa Adderley street branch was “mysteriously” emptied.
“When I opened the safety box on April 13, there was nothing, not even a piece of paper.
“The last time I visited the bank on April 2 my money was there. This means that in five working days my possessions were stolen. I am so disappointed,” the 38-year-old said.
A security officer and a safety box custodian – who is appointed by the bank – would then accompany him two floors underground. The trio would then proceed through two doors which were code protected.
“The safety officer could not go past the third door. Only the safety box custodian and I could enter there,” he said.
Two keys were needed to open the box. Sun had one key and the safety box custodian had a master key.
“But when I placed my key in the keyhole, it opened with just my key. It should not have opened with one key alone and that already raised my suspicions.”
And their excuse for being unable to count?I don't blame FNB for this. They're a victim, just like the box holders. There's a range of safety deposit box services with various degrees of security - and pricing. Most people can't afford boxes in super-secured steel-and-concrete vaults behind massive safe doors as in the movies ... they just want something better than storing it at home where the risks of fire and theft are higher...
They're first doing damage control. trying figure out what was stolen and what can be claimed back from insurance. Then they want to go back to the customers and say everything is fine and they lost nothing. Which is stupid.How can it be an unknown number.. surely its easy to count...
I have seen Safety deposit boxes at an ABSA that basically looks like post boxes in a back room, with just a normal safe door. I dought the walls have any kind of special reinforcement like the movies.
Ja, the ones in the movies are very, very expensive to rent. Very few of those in SA.I have seen Safety deposit boxes at an ABSA that basically looks like post boxes in a back room, with just a normal safe door. I dought the walls have any kind of special reinforcement like the movies.
if its like Nedbank in JHB CBD - a few hundred a year (last i remember about R350/year)Btw, how much is an FNB deposit box?
They won't do the though because it'd open them up for all sorts of legal troubles. Not that it'd help in a case like this as the place must have had armed response and the thieves armed with inside info would come prepared.theres a nifty idea though. inContact sms or app notification when your safe is opened.
More at: http://ewn.co.za/2016/12/22/fnb-customers-notified-of-safety-deposit-boxes-moveJOHANNESBURG - First National Bank (FNB) says it notified its customers when it moved safety deposit boxes from other branches to the Randburg branch, which has been robbed,
despite customers saying they didn't know that their boxes had been relocated.
On Sunday, an unknown group of men held the security guard hostage before using a grinder to gain access into the bank.
FNB has declined to comment on how many safety deposit boxes have been taken or the value of the items stolen.
The bank's customers are still in shock after finding out that their safety deposit boxes were stolen during a heist at the weekend.
Some bank users say they were not even informed when their valuables were moved from another branch to the one in Randburg.