Cash Boxes and Lock Boxes are used for temporary storage of cash during the day. Made of steel, these lock boxes are not used for overnight storage of cash unless you put the box inside a more secure safe. Typical uses are storage of petty cash, teller or wait person start-up cash and for retail over-the-counter sales. Cash boxes are especially useful if you don’t have another register or point-of-sale system, or if you’re doing a mostly cash-only business, for example at a public market, a festival, or on a food truck.
But cash isn’t the only thing that can go in a cash box. Another common usage is for will-call tickets. While this quantity of tickets would be harder to dispose of on the black market than cash, you’re still looking at thousands, maybe even tens of thousands of dollars in inventory, in one small, easily carryable package, and the potential for a serious and expensive inconvenience if the tickets disappear before the show.
Looking for a secure box to protect your cash? Many cash boxes on the market are made of thin sheet metal that can be pried open in a matter of minutes with brute force. Keep in mind that most of them are meant to be kept in an area that is not visible. Because of the lightweight nature of cash boxes they can easily be stolen and taken to another location where the thief will have all the time they need to break into them. What you want is something that is going to provide a temporary storage need that is durable and secure enough to store small amounts of cash.
Some of our Sentry, Honeywell and Barska lock boxes come with mounting screws and brackets to mount to a counter or wall to make it more secure and less likely to be stolen. They can come with your choice of money trays, or key holders to suit the specific needs of your business. You can rest assured that our cash boxes will offer you the peace of mind you are after.
Cash box frequently asked questions.
Q: What is a cash box?
A: A cash box is a portable storage container specifically designed to hold and organize small amounts of money and other valuables. Cash boxes typically have a lock to keep their contents secure, and they are often used by small businesses, individuals, and organizations to store and transport cash and other valuables safely.
Q: What are the different types of cash boxes?
A: There are several types of cash boxes available:
Keyed cash boxes: These cash boxes have a lock that is opened with a key. They are typically smaller and more portable than other types of cash boxes, making them a good choice for individuals or small businesses that need to store and transport small amounts of cash.
Combination lock cash boxes: These cash boxes have a lock that is opened with a combination of numbers or letters. They offer the convenience of not needing a key.
Digital lock cash boxes: These cash boxes have a lock that is opened with a digital keypad. They offer the convenience of not needing a key and provide quick access. They may require batteries or other maintenance.
Security cash boxes: These cash boxes are designed to offer additional security features, such as pry-resistant construction or a reinforced lock, to protect against tampering and theft. They are often used by larger businesses or organizations that need to store and transport larger amounts of cash.
Q: How do I choose the right cash box for my needs?
A: When choosing a cash box, consider the following factors:
Size: Consider the amount of cash and other valuables you need to store, as well as the size of the items you need to hold. You'll want to choose a cash box that is large enough to hold all of your items, but not so large that it takes up too much space or is too heavy to carry.
Security: Look for a cash box that has a sturdy, reliable lock and is made of thick, heavy-duty materials. If you are concerned about theft, you may want to choose a cash box with additional security features, such as pry-resistant construction or a reinforced lock.
Portability: If you need to transport your cash box, consider the size, weight, and shape of the box, as well as any carrying handles or straps it may have.
Ease of use: Consider the type of lock the cash box has and how easy it is to open and close the box. You may also want to look for a cash box with additional features, such as dividers or compartments, that can help you organize your items.
Warranty: Check the manufacturer's warranty policy to ensure you have protection in case of any issues with your cash box.