Money boxes come in many shapes and sizes with different levels of function and security. Money boxes can be functional and secure or quaint in designer fashions. With so many choices, you are sure to find something that suits your needs and your aesthetic tastes.
The traditional money box for kids is the piggy bank. This concept has been twisted in so many ways over the years to be frog banks, cat banks and insect banks. Kids love the cute designs with the jingling of coins inside. These money boxes encourage saving from a young age.
Other children's designs are Noah's Ark, alphabet blocks or barns. Kids' banks are designed to capture a child's imagination. Money is accessible but often not easily raided from the box to give children a moment of pause before spending the valuable coins inside.
Home Money Boxes
Cash boxes for personal use are designed for simplicity. They often have a plastic compartment in a steel strong box design. There is a handle to carry it when the latch is locked in place. These may be narrow in design and made to keep track of the cash you keep on hand for emergency situations around the house. These often have a key or combination lock and are meant to slide out of sight.
Many home designs conceal the money box in a pillow or behind a picture. An alarm clock may have a base with a secret compartment to hold the money.
Business Cash Boxes
Cash boxes for business use are often more durable than home products. You may have a portable lock box that allows you to separate bills according to value as well as coins. There are also cash boxes that have combination locks. These types of cash boxes come in a variety of depths with a tray that sits on the top to allow you to keep other required items under the cash without disrupting the money organization.
These types of cash boxes may come in a fire-retardant material. Some are designed to fit into a desk drawer and even come with a bell alarm to notify you when they are opened.
Hotel Room Security
When you are at a hotel, it is important to have a safe place to keep your cash and important documents and valuables. Hotels often keep secured cash boxes either in the closet or an armoire in your room. These are either accessed via a key or a code that you can set. These boxes are large enough to keep traveling cash, traveler's checks, passports and small amounts of jewelry such as watches, rings and bracelets.
Mobile Cart Money Boxes
For many people part of their job is to collect cash and transport it to a cashier. This places them as prime targets for criminal attack. Meter maids, taxi cabs, and casino mobile cashiers use locking cash boxes that allow them to place company money in one compartment and tips in the other. These are secure boxes that can only be opened at the central cashier and are designed to protect employers and employees from theft.