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Old 11-27-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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Seeking advice on strong magnet that can mount a lock box that is also safe for folks with pacemakers.

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Old 11-27-2011, 03:34 PM   #2
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Seeking advice on strong magnet that can mount a lock box that is also safe for folks with pacemakers.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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I don't know much about pacemakers, but if high magnetic fields is bad for your pacemaker, there is no "special" magnet that is OK for it.
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I think we need more information.

How heavy is the lockbox? And unless I am missing something, doesn't securing it with magnets so it is removable defeat the purpose in mind? If you can pull the lockbox from the magnets, steal it and take it somewhere else to open it why lock it at all?

You might look into the miniature super magnets. They are incredibly strong but I guess, given the size, would have a more limited magnetic field than a large plate magnet or something. Some I use for things like hanging unframed art are only about 1/6" to 1/8" in diameter. You really have to work at prying the suckers loose. Work great for large paper pieces. Place screws in the wall. Place the paper art where you want it. Secure with a super magnet you would have to look for to see.

Why is someone with a pacemaker going to be hovering around a magnetically secured lock box on a frequent basis?
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Thank you for offering good advice. The company I work with has an information board posted in several assisted living locations and doesn't want the lock box permanently attached to the information board. We are looking for a secure solution that will keep the box affixed (and will seem permanent). In my research I learned about super magnets and that they might pose a health risk ... and since this board will be amongst elderly folks I thought that might be a concern. I just wasn't confident that a set of lesser magnets would work sufficiently.
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We are looking for a secure solution that will keep the box affixed (and will seem permanent).
I am sorry, but this still cracks me up. I have a secure deposit box for some things at my bank. I guess it comes with the accounts but I think I might ask if they have a cheaper, velcro or magnet option that looks secure outside the giant vault. I would ask for it to be placed under a bulletin board featuring employee of the month or something. I guess I don't care if it moved from branch to branch as long as it looked secure?

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