And how do I effectively use them?
Jay [ Editor ]
Secure containers can only be anchored in 0.7 security space or lower. To be truly secure, they need to be anchored and they need to have a password set. As said above, don't use use your account password or any other password that you don't want people knowing. To anchor, you need the Anchoring skill. Cans only require level 1, however. If it is not anchored, other pilots can scoop the can and repackage it to get the contents out. If it is not password protected, other pilots can just open the can and take from it like any other can.
- Secure cans can be used as personal storage near a POS, but they must be anchored outside the shield and a certain distance from other objects. If you give the can password to a friend, it can be shared storage.
- I have seen cans out in asteroid belts. You can mine into them and pick up the ore later (even weeks later) or have a friend or corp-mate pick up the ore without having to worry about can flippers. The cans will last 30 days in space if nobody accesses them.
- I have also seen them used as advertisements by anchoring them in space near gates and stations with custom names (ad text). This is usually done by corps looking to recruit.