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Counter Safes (1)

Do you work in retail? Perhaps your business handles a lot of cash every day? If yes, then we highly advise investing in a counter safe.

What’s a counter safe, you might ask?

A counter safe, also known as an under-counter safe, is a small high-security deposit box that is kept out of view of the public. The idea is that staff can safely insert banknotes or cheques from the till into the safe quickly and with ease – preventing smash and grab raids where thieves attempt to steal from your till.

The best thing about an under-counter safe is that you (or another authorised person) can remove the contents of the safe at the end of the day, or a quieter period during the day, ready to be banked.

Aside from reducing the risk of opportunist theft and robbery, a counter safe is perfect for storing excess cash and can restrict access to deposited cash. These safes can be fixed from either the top or bottom of the counter, depending on the design and come in various security levels, sizes and a choice of locking options.

Here are just a few reasons why retailers should invest in a counter safe if they haven’t already:

  • Easy to use – an under-counter safe is usually within close proximity of the employee, allowing them to insert/remove cash quickly and safely. They can store up to 350 banknotes reliably.


  • Durable – most counter safes have a reinforced metal outer shell that is almost impossible to penetrate, along with a secure door that can only be opened using the appropriate key or combination.


  • Safety – 9 out of 10 times, thieves will target stores that are known to hold excessive amounts of cash in their tills – putting employees in danger. An under-counter safe helps to prevent banknote theft at cash tills and, in turn, protects workers.


  • Security – in most cases, counter safes are supplied with two keys. One opens the storage unit and the other releases it from the counter to make it easier to empty. Without the key, you won’t be able to access the contents of the safe which is ideal for keeping unauthorised personnel out.

Ready to buy a counter safe? Great – get in touch with LockShop Direct today. Alternatively, if you’d like to know a little more about under the counter safes, you’re welcome to call 0330 174 0851 and speak with a member of the team. We will be more than happy to guide and advise you in choosing a suitable safe for your needs.

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