24-hour safety vault has been produced in such a way to enable simple and easy depositing and delivery of money into the treasury of a commercial bank at any moment during 24 hours.
Theory of operation
The vault is so fitted to be accessible to users all the time, even after the bank’s working hours. It is mostly fitted into the facade walls of the building or other walls that are accessible to users at all times. In order to deposit the vault, the user unlocks the safety lock with his key, so that the vault door can be opened. Opening the vault door activates the revolving safety drum and brings the seat for the bag into the position. Putting the bag into the seat of the revolving safety drum induces the shutting of the vault door. Shutting of the door activates the revolving safety drum mechanism, providing an angle needed for the bag, placed into the vault, to be transported by gravitation force through the delivery channel up to the point of collection. With the vault door shut, the user locks the safety lock with his key, and depositing procedure is over.
The 24-hour vault consists of four basic assemblies: housing, safety door with a locking mechanism, revolving safety drum and delivery channel. The length of the delivery channel depends on the manner of fitment of the vault (variant I, II and III).
The vault assembly is fitted into a prepared opening in the wall and, with its position adjusted so as to provide functionality, is welded onto an armature. After this operation a delivery channel is put in place and welded to the vault housing and the previously prepared safe. If users’ bags are collected in the vault space, the other end of the delivery channel is fixed into the prepared hole in the vault wall. On completion of these operations, concrete is applied, as shown in the fitment
VERSION WITH ELECTRONIC MONITORING AND RECORDING (eDNT)
In addition to the functions provided by the standard model, the electronic version has the following additional features:
- When a user opens the vault door using an identification contact less card (RFID – Radio Frequency Identification ID card), the system identifies him;
- When the bag is put into place, the system recognizes another RFID identification card incorporated into the bag and so gets a confirmation that the contents have been deposited into the revolving safety drum. The system is now able to check whether the identification cards – the user’s one and that within the bag – are paired (whether they belong to the same company) and if not, to switch on the alarm.
- When the user activates the revolving safety drum mechanism, the bag then passes through the delivery channel and comes to the depositing space which is a condition to be fulfilled before the whole procedure may be repeated. If the bag gets stuck in the drum the system detects it and switches on the alarm. The user gets the confirmation that the depositing has been completed correctly from a miniprinter (128-dots matrix thermal printer) located on the vault housing, and the bank has the same data available in the electronic unit memory. The bank takes over these data and places them into a special database on the transactions performed, which might be subsequently analyzed using a special software delivered together with eDNT. The confirmation on depositing always contains the name of user and the time when the depositing was performed.