Safes don’t wear out very quickly. 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.