What Features to Look for in a Depository Safe

July 17th, 2012

One of the most important initial purchases that should be made for any company that operates using cash transactions and employees is a reliable and well-constructed depository safe. This is necessary to lessen the risk of any outside burglaries, employee theft, and there are many options that will even protect the cash against fire. There are a few ideas that you should keep in mind when picking the right security product for your company.

You will need to choose a depository safe that is large enough to hold everything that you will need it to hold. There are smaller models available if your business only has smaller amounts of cash circulating throughout the business, and maybe just one till. The smaller designs are great for holding extra coins and your deposits. However, there are also larger models available that are spacious enough to hold entire tills for you, if your business uses a lot of cash in multiple registers.

The size of the company plays an important role when deciding what size and type of safe is necessary. If you have a large staff, and you do not want to have a lot of people accessing your large sums of cash, a two-compartment top drop safe is a great option. Employees can drop their deposits into the top of the safe, where it will be secured in the top compartment.

Only your authorized staff members should have access to this top compartment. The bottom compartment can then be designated for items such as extra coin change, and you can decide which particular staff members can have access to these funds.

When shopping for a depository safe, always make sure the item is well-constructed, providing optimum protection. The doors and body should be reinforced, and have a minimum of ¼” thickness all around. There should also be bolts of at least a 1” thickness on all sides of the door to prevent prying. Any and all drop openings should have a jagged edge on the inside to prevent thieves from fishing items out.

Lastly, find a depository safe that has a lock that will work for you and your company’s needs. Traditionally, most come equipped with a dial combination lock, which is a very old, but reliable form of technology. The main flaw with this type is that it is very difficult to change the combination. When possible, it is wise to upgrade to an electronic digital lock. If your staff changes, you can easily and quickly change your lock combination.

 

Written by Amarillo




Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.