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Restaurant Safe Installation: Tips And Best Practices

Safes are a staple in most restaurants. From keeping cash on hand to securing the bar, safes can be used for several purposes. But did you know that more than one type of safe can be installed in your restaurant? We'll outline the safest practices for installing safes for the restaurant below, as well as some tips and best practices to keep in mind before installation:

Choose The Right Safe

There are a variety of safes available. You should choose one that fits your needs, such as one with single or double doors, electronic or keyed locks, multi-user support, etc.

  • The size of your safe will depend on how much cash and valuables you want to store. It's also important to consider how many people will be accessing it regularly, so if multiple employees at your restaurant need access, then bigger is better!
  • The lock type is crucial--you want something strong enough to keep burglars out but easy enough for staff members who don't have much experience with locks (like daytime hosts) can open and close easily when needed.
  • Door thickness matters because thicker doors offer more protection against break-ins by keeping thieves from getting through via brute force alone; however, too thick might mean less maneuverability for opening/closing purposes over time due in part due its weightiness which could cause problems down the line when trying access quickly during an emergency (elderly customers who may need assistance).
  • Get your safe company’s support resources. Will your safe company be there to support you if you need assistance with your safe?  Templeton Safes maintains a NY-Based Technical Support Team to assist with any issues that may come up.

Assess Your Setup

Before you start, look around your restaurant and see what kind of environment it is. Is the kitchen well-lit? Are there any obstacles to where you want to install the safe? Is there enough room for a drill-proof locking mechanism and an alarm system? If not, it might be time to consider moving things around or upgrading your equipment.

Read The Installation Instructions Carefully

The manufacturer of your safe will provide detailed information on how to install it, and you should take the time to read through this information before beginning work. You mustn't skip over any steps or anything that may seem complicated at first glance. If there are any terms or concepts that aren't immediately clear, be sure to ask someone who works in security for clarification-they'll be able to help! Check that all the parts are included in the box and that nothing is damaged or missing. If there are any issues with your order, contact customer service as soon as possible so they can help you resolve them before installation begins.

Obtain Permits

Before you begin the installation process, verifying that your location requires a permit is important. If you need more clarification, ask! Your local building inspector will be able to tell you whether or not a permit is required for the safe installation and whether there are any specific requirements related to its placement and accessibility.

Once you have obtained permission from authorities and have determined which type of safes for restaurant best suits your needs, it's time get started with the actual installation process.

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