Uses Of A Key Or Combination Lock Box

Key and combination lock boxes have many different uses and offer different levels of protection.

A lock box can be used for a wide variety of tasks. Lock boxes are widely used by businesses and in private residences. Lock boxes can be manufactured with either key or combination locks. Some lock boxes have both, a few of the larger, higher end models even have keypads for the combination entry, instead of the classic dials. They can also have other features such as being water-proof, air-tight, and fire-proof.

The most common household use for a lock box is for the storage and protection of personal and valuable items. Most home lock boxes are manufactured to provide document fire protection more than theft protection for valuables. These lock boxes are often used to store such items as birth certificates, marriage licenses, passports, social security cards, rare collectibles, and non-replaceable family belongings. Basically, anything that someone does not want to be destroyed in the event of a fire should and can be stored in a fire-proof lock box. These fire-proof lock boxes come in many different sizes, and can be purchased at most local department stores.

One commercial use for lock boxes is to store money. Cash lock boxes are widely used for keeping cash locked up and in neat order. While lock boxes can fulfill this purpose at home, cash lock boxes are widely used in places such as concession stands, employee snack bars, and ticket sales where a register is unavailable. A lock box could also be turned into a donation box by creating a small slit on the top surface. Donation boxes in snack bars are often hard-mounted to some immovable surface. These kinds of lock boxes will not completely prevent theft, but are more geared to keep the honest people honest.

Lock boxes are also frequently seen in security departments. Industrial or commercial security guards use lock boxes to store items such as keys for controlled rooms and access control cards. Sometimes even an electrical entry control security system will be housed in a lock box to prevent someone from tampering with the hardware.

Many electrical items in public places are also housed in these lock box style containers. These include fuse panels, temperature controls, light switches, school fire alarms, and just about every type of electronic control box (like the control boxes on stop lights for example). These lock box housings ensure that only certain authorized people can use and adjust the protected electrical system.

Police officers, armed security personnel, and other gun owners often use a lock box to store their pistols, or small firearms when they are not in use. Also, when a suspect is apprehended, his belongings and clothes may be placed in a lock box inside a vault. This will keep these items from falling into the wrong hands until the person is released.

As we have seen, lock boxes have taken many different forms over the years. They are a very convenient way to secure and conceal anything of value that you do not want walking off on its own. Lock boxes continue to be essential assets to everyone that has items that need or should be secured.

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