Why are Drop & Depository Safes Prevalent?

Depending on the use one may have for a safe, depository safes are important for fast deposits. With a front drop loader or rotary hopper, there’s no need for entering a combination or code for opening a door to make a deposit. For the uninitiated, some people speculate why their keypad only lasted for a couple years when they’re using it 5-10 times a day.  The front drop access prolongs the life of the dial or keypad and decreases the wear and tear of the locking mechanism.  Great for commercial use, retail companies, restaurants, convenience stores, and money handlers love depository safes specifically for this reason. Before buying a depository safe, one may also ask these questions:

What is the range of currency I want to keep in a B rated depository safe?

Any answer for someone professional in the safe business to provide you to this question would be an opinion due to the fact that there are multiple security measures you should contemplate other than simply owning a safe. Ideally, the more money you need to keep in the safe, the more aware you want to be of the security protecting the safe itself.  Such as, having a depository safe with a couple thousand dollars sitting under the register with a blanket over it compared to having it in a locked room with a security system installed.

On a daily basis, how often will I make deposits?

As mentioned before, not having to enter a combination or code to open a door just to put things inside a safe saves time and insures longer lasting locks from excess use. If you need to make a safe deposit daily, look no further. Quick and fast deposits save time and worry when it comes to preventing potential lurkers while handling money.

A recommendation:

Whereas most safe manufacturers design B rated safes to meet the minimum requirements, (at least ¼” thick steel body with a ½” steel door) they don’t have a variety of different models. Unless you want to find a company to fabricate a safe to your measurements (which can be quite expensive) Hollon Safe Company will most likely have the model that meets your size specifications due to their considerable selection with an additional option of a roller hopper depository or front loading door. For example, their most popular depository safe HDS-2014 stands above its competitor model Not too heavy, not too light, at 90 lbs. the HDS-2014 is fit for any ideal location and can easily be concealed if needed. With an option of a Sergeant & Greenleaf dial or S&G Spartan keypad this safe is designed to meet the most basic needs one may have for a safe in mind. With 4 bolt down holes, a well-grounded heavy duty safe is not to be taken lightly when it comes to security. Not that looks matter when you shouldn’t show off your safe nevertheless Hollon does have better looking depositories compared to their competitor models such as Gardall and Amsec.

Hollon’s Current HDS-2014 Model

Why Depository Safes Are a Must for Small Business Owners

As a small business, every little bit helps. Every little bit of business, new customers, new relationships, new ways to save money, new ways to cut costs, and new ways to protect your business helps. Something that might not affect a larger company, can directly impact a small business – especially when money is involved.

 

As a company whose mission is to help our customers protect their belongings, we know how important it is to find solutions that will help you keep your business safe and working at capacity. This includes the way you store your money, make bank runs and protect the ultimate investment – your business.

 

One solution we find to be great for cash-heavy businesses like hair salons, nail salons, small coffee shops and small restaurants and bars, are drop and depository safes. These safes allow you to have employees to stash cash in a safe place throughout the day, so you don’t have too much in your drawer at one time. While you can leave these safes overnight, we always recommend making deposits at the end of the day, or using additional security to store your money overnight.

 

Outfitted with lock bolts for security, drop and depository safes feature a slot opening to insert cash, checks and envelopes into. With several options to choose from, we offer a variety of safes to meet the needs of all different types of businesses.

 

Have a question about the best type of drop and depository safe for your business? Give us a call toll free at (877) 629-6214 or send an email to sam@valuesafes.com.

 

 

Depository Safes for Small Businesses

Running a small to mid-sized business has plenty of hassles and risks as well as rewards. The security of your money may be at risk when you neglect to use depository safes for your store. These safes are an easy way for you to keep your money safe in the event of a holdup. You will be able to put cash and checks into the safe when you don’t have time to take them to the bank. The depository safes come in different sizes and styles with various options. Finding the best safe for your business is easy, and it is well worth the investment.

When to Choose a Depository Safe

A lot of businesses that deal with large amounts of cash will invest in a drop safe or a depository safe to keep the money safe throughout the day. You should especially consider one of these choices if there are several employees that might have access to the cash. There are not many differences between the two, but the depository safe is usually larger and has stronger security features. If you just need to keep cash safe through an evening shift before dropping it all at the bank, then a drop safe will usually cover it. To keep the money safe overnight, though, consider the depository safe.

Drop Safes Help Prevent Theft

Drop Safes Help Prevent Theft

Your employees can be your biggest liability when it comes to a worrisome economy, low pay, or even personal desperation. No employer can control the factors that influence an employee to steal, and there’s no surefire way to determine which employees are higher risk.

 

But you can prevent the way they see and handle your money, with drop safes. Drop safes not only make it more difficult for employees to steal, but they send an unspoken message to your team that you don’t take business lightly, and that safety is important to you. An employee who sees security measures in place is less likely to plan a theft than one who watches operations flow by with no protection, and, seemingly, no emotional investment in whether or not a few dollars disappear.

 

Drop safes allow regular deposits to be put in the safe via a entry-only door. Deposits can be made by virtually anyone, but only someone with the combination can open the safe and remove the contents. For busy cash registers, this means your employees can regularly drop excess cash into the safe before it builds up to too-tempting proportions. Likewise, a register that is regularly emptied is less tempting to an outside thief.

 

The vast majority of thefts are done as inside jobs, or at the least, by thieves who make themselves familiar with the business before making their move. Drop safes provide an extra level of protection, and in all but the most extreme cases, the only level of protection you’ll need.

 

A small, one-time investment in a drop safe is infinitely more valuable to your business than an insurance policy that can only attempt to recreate what was lost. Why take the chance on theft in the first place? In some cases, having onsite safes can lower your insurance policy, saving you even more money in the long run. Check out the Drop Safe Sale

Choosing Between Drop Safes and Depository Safes

If you are in a business that deals with a lot of cash throughout the day, then you will probably benefit greatly from a drop safe or a depository safe. This is especially true if you have several employees that have access to the cash. The differences between the two are minimal, and comprise mainly of size and security. If you intend to remove the money each night to deposit at the bank, a drop safe should be sufficient. For businesses that need to keep the money in house overnight, the depository safe is a better choice.

Hollon Fire and Burlary Safes – Now with Combination locks

Hollon safes primarily only sold safes that had electronic keypads, except for a few drop safes or home fire safes.  They just recently introduced the option to purchase the Hollon Fire and Burglary safes with combination locks.  Some people prefer the dial lock over the electronic version and feel safer having it so they decided to start offering it to their customers.  They will set the combination to the code of your choice so if you want it something special and don’t want to have to pay a lock smith to change it after wards make sure to note it on your order.

This is an excellent expansion of these safes and I’m excited to be able to announce the change.  It will be an option soon offered on the website for a small fee to upgrade to the combination lock.  So you can better understand why there is an extra charge I would like to provide an insight on the safe ordering world.  When the safes are made by the manufacturer overseas they will generally put an electronic lock on the safe at no extra charge but charge more for a combination lock.  It is as if they have accepted the fact that electronic locks are the new most popular lock option so they make it as a standard option.  To those that still want the combination locks they charge a bit more, so it passes on to the consumer.

Hollon Depository Safes Now Available

Hollon Depository Safes are now available on our site.  Models HDS-01K, HDS-2014K, HDS-2014E, FD-3020E, and FD-3020ck.  The folks at Hollon Safe have done a great job on these models.  Very solid structural integrity and reading to take a beating from any would be thief!  All models are designed to be bolted to the ground or any available surface.  The HDS-01K can also be wall mounted. (Just make sure you have some substance to screw into besides sheet rock…at over 40 lbs is will pull itself out of the sheet rock).  We have also decided to make these our featured drop safes on our site this month and you will find some very affordable prices going on now.

Mutual Gun Safes

Mutual Gun Safes

Mutual makes a reasonably priced line of burglary resistant, fireproof, stand-up gun safes.  All models feature a UL approved heat-activated door seal and two layers of sheetrock like insulating material.  They are fireproof rated at 1760° F for a period of 60 minutes.  Burglary resistance features include at least 4 dead bolts facing the hinge side, 1 active bolt at the top and at least 4 active bolts facing the opening side.  In addition, they utilize massive 1-inch steel locking bolts.

The lock is protected from drill-out attempts by a spring-loaded relocker and a Manganese hardened drill resistant steel plate.  These gun safes also feature two bolt-down holes at the bottom of the safe which accomodate 1/2″ bolts.  They also feature a 10 gauge steel body and door, semi-gloss black exterior with tan interior and a 5-inch thick door.  The interior features universal adjustable gun racks and shelving that can be arrange as gun racks and shelving or all shelving.  The dial locks are UL listed and the handles and locks are brass-plated.

The main difference between models is their size, and their are three models available.  The Model MS-5922 weighs 350 pounds and measures 59″ x 22″ x 16″.  It can be ordered with an optional electronic keypad locking mechanism and can hold up to 16 long guns.

Measuring 60″ x 30″ x 24″ and weighing 600 pounds, the Model MS-6030 is also available with an optional electronic keypad locking mechanism and can hold up to 22 long guns.

The Model MS-6040 measures 60″ x 40″ x 24″, weighs 800 pounds and can hold up to 40 rifles or shotguns.  It is also available with an optional electronic keypad locking mechanism.

For more information on Mutual gun safes, and details about where to buy, visit the Value Safes website.

It’s a good idea to keep your guns in a gun safe these days

Gun Safe

Recently, many states have passed laws making it a criminal offense if someone gets hurt with a gun that you are responsible for.  These laws are aimed at protecting children from playing with guns.  They make good sense, and can help keep more restrictive gun control laws from being passed.  So you should consider keeping all of your guns in a gun safe.  Gun safes range in size from small, chest-style pistol safes to large, cabinet-style safes for shotguns and rifles.

Gun safes are designed to restrict access to your guns to only authorized persons, and can help protect your valuable guns in the event of a burglary or fire as well.  Look for a gun safe that carries a burglary and fireproof rating.  Keep in mind that the small pistol safes are just designed to keep unauthorized persons from accessing your pistol(s) – they won’t help against burglars because they can be easily carried off.  For more information on the gun safe.