Should I Get a Drop Safe?

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Companies have been using drop safes for years to ensure their monies and investments are protected. The unique feature of a drop safe is that anyone can place things into it but only the person with the key can take them out. Many large corporations use this style of safe to make sure cash registers are not overloaded with cash throughout the day.
In large scale companies, the employees or the managers go to each drawer at regular intervals and collects the cash in the register. Then the collector places the cash in drop bags to place in the drop safe.  This is extremely effective in grocery stores, department stores and even fast food locations. This is why you see signs saying the register only has $50- $100 in it at anytime.  Drop safes make your employees feel more comfortable that they will not be robbed.
If you have a retail business, you should have a drop safe. It protects your business as much as your employees. Have you ever watched the news and watched a story about a person who went to jail for robbing the corner store for $120 or $75 or just a small amount of money? Those corner stores did more business than that that day, but because of a drop safe there was only a small amount of cash in the drawer. Even if the guy did get away with the money, it’s not a huge loss on your end.
Drop safes come in many designs and sizes. We have many drop safes for everyday use. Make sure you are choosing a safe large enough for your business to operate daily but small enough to fit into the space you plan on placing it. Drop safes are a smart decision for any company, big or small. Check out our inventory today!

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Hollon Safe HDS-2014K Drop Safe


They’ve thought of everything with this drop safe. Not only is it designed to handle numerous drops during the day with a quick-entry keypad for managers, but thieves who attempt to figure out the keypad code are locked out for a period of time, making their efforts more likely to be discovered.

The anti-fish baffle completely prevents anyone from accessing the safe through the drop door, making it one of the most secure drop safes you can buy.

If the keypad is pried off, further security measures lock in place with the dead bar, making door removal basically impossible.

While most drop safes are flimsy, and only good at keeping “honest people honest”, this safe allows any manager to have peace of mind that this safe will keep deposits on lockdown for extended shifts, and even overnight drops when emergencies arise. What’s better, the safe combination can be changed in seconds, so places with high employee turnover don’t have to add a lengthy safe process to their bottom line.

Overall, this is a great investment for any business looking for an effective, theft-proof drop safe. These models are also being redone. I will get you more later.  But just a peak into the future….largest bolts on a drop safe of this size in the industry plus thicker steel. HDS-2014k

Protect Your Company’s Cash Reserves

Many companies that employ a fairly large number of employees will invest in a drop safe, such as the Protex FDD3020. These safes are meant to keep small deposits of cash safe throughout an entire shift, and away from the hands of the employees. They have excellent security measures in place, such as penalties for the wrong combination, and spring loaded re-locking mechanisms. Several models even have “shark teeth” near the depository to keep thieves from fishing the money out with their hands or an instrument. Never again will you experience a shortage in your deposit for the day.

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.


I haven’t written about Safes in awhile and I wanted to let you know I will be picking it back up again. Be sure to call about any scratch and dent safes or used safes. It seems we always go through waves of them and right now we have a quite a few safes that I can send pictures of and make someone a great deal on a safe.

Drop Safes, I have two models on close out. The FD-3220D is a really good deal on such a large drop safe.  Good storage especially for a large civic group. I only have eight left and those will go quickly…I think. 

Safes are on the rise in sales across the country right now and we are doing our best to stay in stock. Keep checking back for more “Safe” information!

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.

Gun safes makes sense

Gun Safes

Gun safes make sense.  They protect children by restricting access to your guns to only authorized persons.  And they can protect your valuable guns from theft and from damage due to fire.  Gun safes are available in two types – pistol safes and cabinet style gun safes for rifles and shotguns.  The pistol safes a really just designed to restrict access to the guns.   They are small chest-type safes which can be placed on a bedside table or under the bed.  But they can be carried of by burglars.

The cabinet-style gun safes can be used to protect your guns from fire and burglary as well as to restrict access to them.  Be sure and check and make sure that the gun safe you are looking at is burglary and fireproof rated.  Typical burglary ratings are UL TL 15 and UL TL 30.  Typical fire ratings are 1 hour fireproof and 2 hour fireproof.  Also, make sure the gun safe has enough room inside for all of your guns – don’t forget a shelf for your pistols and ammunition.  For more information on gun safes.