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How to buy a safe for a small business?

How to buy a safe for a small business? Things to consider when shopping for a safe.

  1. Size: The size of the safe for a small business depends on the size of the business and the type of the business.
    1. Delivery business: Delivery establishment has drivers, drivers handle money and too much money on the driver can put his will being in risk. Tip (make it a well known policy that your drivers do not carry more than $20 in change, tell your customers that and make sure you tell it to everyone by posting on the drivers cars and the store front).

      So what kind of safe is the perfect fit for a small business that has a delivery service? We offer safes with double safe (the bottom safe is the manager safe to keep the store money and important documents in for safe keeping and the top safe is a drop safe for the drivers to drop their extra money on a busy day when they do not have the time to check out and put the money in the cash register.

      Tip (Make sure you numbered envelops with a log for divers to use to drop their cash). We recommend a safe larger than what you think you need, after all we are in business to grow and get bigger and bigger, so selecting a larger safe will save you money in the long run, you will not be looking for a larger safe in a couple of years from now.

       
    2. Dine in and carry out business: This type of business usually is safer than delivery only establishment since there are customers in and out at all times. A safe in a manager’s office that can be bolted to the ground for the additional security is recommended, we have safe that provide a day time lock (key operated during business hours) for easy access rather than using the combination to open the safe. We also recommend larger than what you think you need, hopefully your business is growing and each year you will have more documents to store in the safe. Think big and make a onetime buy.
       
  2. Lock Type: Safes mostly comes in digital electronic or combination dial lock and some safes they are key lock or fingerprint.
    1. Combination lock:
      1. The combination cannot easily change, a special tool is required and some know how, probably a locksmith is a good idea. We do not recommend this lock for a business since every time you change an employee with a combination you have to get a locksmith to change the combinations and that becomes costly.
      2. It takes time and concentration when opening the safe.
      3. If you have a health problem like getting a grip on things this might cause you a problem when opening the safe.
      4. Most safes have a dial lock already installed and the price is included with the total price of the safe unless the safe available is only a digital safes then a small amount will be charged to change the lock to a dial lock.
    2. Digital lock:
      1. The combination easily changed, some locks support more than on user.
      2. Easily operated by pushing 4 digits and opening your safe.
      3. The prices vary from one manufacturer to another but it is reasonable especially if requested at the time of ordering.
      4. Best lock for a business which allows the owner/manager to change the code for an employee which is no longer works for the company.
    3. Key lock/Dual key lock :
      1. Most small safe and some large safe have a key lock or a double key lock for organization that required 2 people to open the safe, if your business requires 2 persons to be present when collecting the cash from the safe this type of double key locks is recommended.
      2. Easy to open and extra key can be ordered at the time of ordering.
    4. Fingerprint/Biometric lock:
      1. Obviously this is the easiest to operate.
      2. And the most expensive compared to the other locks.
      3. This safe is not an ideal safe for a business
  3. Fire ratings safe: Selecting a high fire rating is the best choice considering you are buying a safe hopefully once, a 2 hours fire ratings will give that much time in a 1700° F, if you live far away from the fire station then you better off getting a safe with enough time for the trip and how long it takes the firefighters to put the fire out.
  4. Bolted to the ground safe: In addition to being a fireproof safe we recommend to have also bolted to the ground for additional security, Sine most safes are predrilled or marked to be bolted to the ground, we recommend raising the safe off of the ground at least 10” over concrete  when it is bolted, the reason for that we do not water to get in the safe from the holes we made to bolt the safe in case of flooding or water from the fire department in case there was a fire.

This is top 4 things to help you buy a safe for a small business, at least for me, I am sure others have different experience and thought about this, if we missed something or you have something to add to this article to help others who are looking for their first safe send it to us and we will added under your name below this article. (to send your comments click here).

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