Safe deposit boxes and vaults are used all over the world for the secure storage of valuable and expensive items by both individuals and business alike.
Coca-Cola is one such business with one of the world’s most intriguing safe deposit vaults!
Since the invention of Coca-Cola by Dr. John S Pemberton in 1886, the formula has always been regarded as a closely kept secret.
The recipe has been kept under lock and key since 1919 when Coca-Cola used the top-secret formula as collateral for a bank loan. Initially stored at the bank, the...
A report by the Manchester Evening News has highlighted a recent increase in the amount of homes around Manchester which are being targeted by jewellery thieves.
It's reported that there has been 18 high-value jewellery thefts, targeting Asian families in the Bolton area.
Thieves have been predominantly targeting Asian families across the Bolton area of Greater Manchester. Jewellery plays a large part in Asian culture, which is believed to be a distinctive part of the reasoning behind these targeted thefts.
The Greater Manchester Police (GMP) claim that these thefts are being specifically targeted in order to seize gold jewellery and cash....
Deciding whether to use a private safe deposit company or a bank's deposit facilities can often cause some confusion.
Many banks have begun to close their safe deposit facilities, but there are some which still offer this service. The facilities and services offered may seem similar but there are some crucial differences to consider.
The access procedures at a safe deposit centre are the main priority for the business. Banks which offer deposit facilities also provide a range of other services which take the focus away from their deposit boxes.
Over the past few years, there has been a reduction in the number of banks offering safe deposit facilities. Due to this, many people have had to locate alternative storage options for their valuables.
As bank safe deposit box facilities are closing, the requirement for secure lockers at private centres has seen a rapid increase.
Since 2010, the UK has seen several high-street banks withdraw or phase-out their safe deposit facilities, which has only caused a higher need for these facilities. It isn’t just the UK that has been...
Fort Knox, the site of the United States Bullion Depository, is located just outside of an army base in the hills of Kentucky. The facility was completed in 1936 and is designed to withstand any form of attack. Entrance to the facility is impossible due to the large amount of security measures taken to ensure this cannot be done. It cost just over $500,000 to build.
Mainly, the facility is, and always has been used as a vault for the US gold reserves to be stored within. Over the years,...