R. Humes Enterprises
There's no question that retailers are a high-risk group when it comes to hold-ups and petty theft by employees. But every type of business runs this risk as well. Every time the cash register is opened, it is an open invitation to the criminally inclined.
Front-end cash exposure poses an even greater risk in 24-hour stores and large operations with a number of check-out lanes. Employee turnover adds to the threat.
One way to guard against the danger is to make frequent collections from all cash registers in your store, keeping cash accumulations as small as possible. But it is neither practical, nor profitable, for store managers to constantly walk away from other responsibilities to make those collections. Such a system can actually create an added risk - by making your managerial staff vulnerable every time they carry loose cash off the floor.
A far more efficient system is the Counter Cache (pronounced cash). This system allows for continuous collection from all cash registers by providing a depository at each station for large denomination bills and all excess cash that is not needed to make change.
Once bills are placed in the "Cache" box, they remain under lock and key, hidden from view, until it's convenient for the manager to take charge of the contents. Even the cashier who puts the bills there no longer has access to them. The money can only be retrieved by the one who holds the key - the person you designate.
By keeping money out of temptation's way, this system not only reduces the risk of outside theft, it discourages petty theft by employees.
Counter Cache is a steel cash box that slides and locks into a mounting channel which can be bolted to any secure fixture near the register - usually the underside of the counter. Excess bills not needed to make change are dropped in a slot and pushed towards the back of the box with a quick flip of the red handle. At convenient intervals, or at the end of the day, Counter Cache is unlocked from its mounting and normally transported to a more secure place for opening. Here, another key must be used to remove the contents which are neatly stacked and ready for counting.
Use Of Removable Cassettes
When used in stores with multiple cash registers like drugstores, supermarkets, department stores, fairs, carnivals, etc., the Counter Cache system can be loaded with a removable cassette. Bills are then stored in the cassette and collection is a simple matter of replacing the full cassette with an empty one.
Transportation of cassettes or 'Cache' boxes can be facilitated by a specially designed transport cart or large canvas bag. Removal of the cassettes from the multiple check-out stations by this method allows transportation of the cash through crowded areas with maximum security.
The cassette itself is a strong plastic case which can hold over 500 bills or checks, yet weighs only 1 lb. Before use, it is sealed with a security seal and simply slid into the Counter Cache . To exchange cassettes, the lid of the 'Cache' box is opened with the first key to expose the cassette inside. The cassette removal can only be achieved by inserting a separate key plate. This both closes the cassette, making it into a separate container, and releases it from the Counter Cache . Once removed to a secure place, the cassette can be opened by breaking the security seal.
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