Many safes we see date from Victorian times, and aren’t really suitable for more than small change since they’re not the best type to give all-round protection. In fact, an old safe could increase your chance of burglary because it’s seen as an easy target.
Most safe manufacturers sell a range of security safes of varying attack resistance and cash ratings, but not all safes are made to a recognised acceptable standard. The majority are designed to protect cash from theft when the key or combination holder isn’t present, usually when the premises are closed and unattended; and not necessarily during business hours when the safe is opened with the key or combination under duress.
If you handle a large amount of cash on your premises, it’s likely you’ll need a secure room where cash and safes can be kept and cash can be taken for processing during the day, or stored until it’s removed. Designing and constructing a secure cash-handling room requires specialist knowledge and experience.