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

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.