Commercial safes are generally either cash handling or storage types.
Most cash handling units are depository safes – they have a slot, “mail box door”, drawer or rotary hopper design that allows cash to be deposited into the safe without opening the main door. They help to reduce internal theft as well as loss from robbery. Some also dispense rolls of coins, or accept and validate bills. Depository safes are not fire rated and almost all are steel B-rate construction. Hoogerhyde Safe keeps at least 15 models of depositories in stock.
Storage type safes can be basic steel construction with no fire rating, or composite construction with fire ratings of up to two hours. Document safes are for storing and protecting important papers from fire but usually have moderate burglary deterrence. There are seven modern U.L. security ratings from “B” on the low end to TRTL30X6 at the top. The highest ratings are normally used by jewelers, credit unions, banks or other businesses that store items of very high value. Between new and used safes, different sizes and different ratings, Hoogerhyde has more than 50 storage type safes at all times. Come to our show room and find the unit that is right for you.
Electronic locks are replacing the traditional combination locks on at least 50% of business safes. They are easier and faster to use than combination locks and the owner can change codes rather than having to call a locksmith. Multiple user codes, time delayed opening, time lock function and audit trails (see who went into the safe and when) are among common features. We can help you decide which lock you need.