The action of making payment by tapping a debit card or a mobile phone against the display of a PDQ machine has become a commonplace sight in retail outlets, pubs and cafes up and down the high street. With less cash changing hands, will there still be a market for good quality safes? We think there definitely will be – here’s a few reasons why.
Still Plenty of Cash
In 2006, cash was used for 62% of all transactions. In 2016 this had fallen to 40% and the amount is predicted to fall to 21% by 2026. But that is still a huge amount of cash that needs to be safely stored – about £35 billion worth of banknotes!
Other Uses for Safes
And safes aren’t just used for storing cash. Other uses include:
Some safes offer protection from fire as well as burglary. The fire standards certification should be found on the inside door of a safe. This will indicate the standard to which a particular safe has been tested – the most stringent European fire standard for safes (EN 1047-1) involves heating the safe to 170°C for two hours and then dropping the safe from a height of 9 metres! This simulates the effects of a house fire causing the safe to fall from the first floor.
If you are thinking about buying and installing a safe, we are happy to offer advice. We have a dedicated safe-moving van which we use for transporting large safes that may be too heavy for a conventional vehicle. For more information, give us a call on 01603 812613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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