Abstract: Provided is a temporary secure storage system for firearms. The system is designed to provide convenient, secure storage of handguns. A number of storage containers employing electronic locking mechanisms are stored within a secure facility. Customers can rent a storage container for a predetermined period of time, during which firearms and accoutrement are kept within an individually locked container. Biometric scanners, card readers, and PIN keypads are examples of the types of authenticators used on each storage container to ensure that only the owner gains access to the contents. The system is ideally suited for persons who lawfully carry concealed weapons and seek to abide by local ordinances regarding gun-free areas. In this manner the system provides convenience and peace of mind to gun-carrying persons.
Abstract: The invention relates to a security box (100) for valuable objects (1) which can be received in a receiving element. Said security box comprises a protection device (110) for the valuable objects (1), which can be placed in different reinforcing modes according to different situations of the security box (100) and can be automatically released in at least one of the reinforcing modes, in order to devalue the valuable objects (1), and a receiving device (112) which is used to capture signals which influence parameters which respectively determine the necessary reinforcing mode. The receiving device comprises an optical capturing unit (112) which capture signals which are emitted by an optical emitter of the receiving element which contains the security box (100).
Abstract: A security assembly comprising a frame member 12 and a plurality of doors 14 is mountable inside the housing 4 of an ATM or safe etc. Each door 14 can be opened and closed independently of the other doors. Referring to FIGS. 4 and 5, each door 14 is attached to the frame member 12 by a hinge 16. A barrier member 18, which acts to lock the door 14, is mounted to the door 14 by two pivoting brackets 20. When in the locked condition, the barrier members 18 extend substantially along the whole length of the edge of the door to prevent access through the boundaries between the doors and the frame. A barrier member actuator in the form of a plurality of independently moveable locking blades 22 is slidably mounted to the frame 12.
Abstract: The present invention, relates to an apparatus for securing cassettes housed within an automatic teller machine (ATM). The apparatus comprises at least one barrier and a supporting structure for supporting at least one barrier. Each barrier is formed and arranged to be associated with a pair of adjacent cassettes and to be movable between a first position in which the barrier prevents removal of a pair of adjacent cassettes in use of the apparatus along their respective removal paths. The barrier is moveable to a second position in which the barrier prevents removal of one cassette of the pair of adjacent cassettes along its removal path and to a third position in which the barrier prevents removal of the other cassette of the pair of adjacent cassettes along its removal path. In use, only one cassette of a pair of adjacent cassettes is removable along its removal path when the barrier is in the second or third position.
Abstract: The present invention relates to protection of accommodated items such as cartridges each incorporating recording media and enhances a protection function for the accommodated items. The present invention relates to protection of accommodated items accommodated in an accommodating shelf into/out of which accommodated items (cartridges) such as cartridges each incorporating recording media such as magnetic tapes can be put/taken.
Abstract: Dispenser modules include structure permitting their securement in stacked and aligned relation. The dispenser modules can contain sheet media such as notes and other items. The dispenser modules can be used in an automated banking machine operative to dispense multiple types of sheet media. Modules include a projection plate and a biasing latch arm on side walls thereof. The projection plate includes a pin adapted to be received in a side wall slot. A first module is locked to a second module through a first module latch preventing movement of a second module pin from a first module slot. Disassembly of the locked modules can occur with compressing of the latch to release the modules relative to each other.
December 15, 2003
Date of Patent:
January 23, 2007
Diebold Self-Service Systems a division of Diebold, Incorporated
H. Thomas Graef, Michael S. Johnson, Michael Harty, Jonathan M. Peritt, Ken Kontor
Abstract: A trash can safe for hiding and storing valuables. The trash can safe includes a base and a perimeter side wall upwardly extending around the base to define an interior space. A plurality of stackable trays are provided in the interior space. The trays are stackable on each other to form a stack of trays such that each tray substantially covers the space of the tray therebelow. A lid is provided for substantially covering a top tray of the stack of trays.
Abstract: A locking device is disclosed which substantially restricts access to the cassettes or drawers within a vault or safe, including an ATM or ABM, and also restricts access to the cassette rack of the ATM/ABM, both resident within the vault or safe of an ATM/ABM. The blocking member restricts access to the cassettes or drawers and the cassette rack is mounted on a pair of supporting pins on a mounting bracket attached to the interior of a vault or safe, including an ATM/ABM. The blocking member may be removed from the supporting pins only after unlocking and withdrawal of a lock bolt from a strike hole in the mounting bracket. The blocking member must be lifted off the support pins and laid aside and later re-installed. By extending the bolt into the strike hole of the mounting bracket, the only available degree of freedom is eliminated preventing removal of the blocking member from the mounting bracket.
Abstract: A multiple compartment cash box assembly including an insert box defining a first compartment and a separate second compartment. A first slot extends into the first compartment and a second slot extends into the second compartment. An access template is included movably coupled to the insert box between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the access template cooperates with the first slot to enable access therethrough into the first compartment while simultaneously cooperatively blocking access to the second compartment through the second slot. In the second position, the access template cooperates with the second slot to enable access therethrough into the second compartment while cooperatively blocking access to the first compartment through the first slot.
Abstract: A key safe having an outer housing for housing a key, a releasable mounting assembly, a releasable opening assembly, an electronic code entry pad, and activation circuitry is disclosed. Alternatively, the outer housing is for housing not a key, but a lever for opening a lock directly. The releasable mounting assembly releasably mounts the outer housing to a mounting surface so that the outer housing may be completely removed from the mounting surface when the releasable mounting assembly is released. The releasable opening assembly permits access to the interior region of the outer housing when the releasable mounting assembly is not released by permitting the outer housing to be moved from a closed position to an open position when the releasable opening assembly is released. The electronic code entry pad is positioned in one or more of the outer housing walls and is exposed to the exterior of the outer housing so that the code entry pad is accessible to a user for entry of a key code.
May 26, 1995
Date of Patent:
August 18, 1998
Access Technology, Inc.
Robert Edward Hungerford, John Frederick Brodel
Abstract: In a device for storing printings, film sheets or similar recording media driven out or an image forming apparatus, bins are each inclined from a top sheet inlet thereof to a bottom sheet outlet thereof. When all the bins are full, such a condition is reported to users. Users having left sheets in the trays for a long period of time are alerted by a warning message. Sheets become needless for users can be automatically disposed of by commands from user stations. A user passes an I.D. card through a card reader to enter an I.D. number, opening a bin corresponding to the I.D. number, dropping the sheet onto a fence for user access.
Abstract: A key safe includes an outer housing for housing a key, a releasable mounting assembly, a releasable opening assembly, an electronic code entry pad, and activation circuitry. The releasable mounting assembly releasably mounts the outer housing to a mounting surface so that the outer housing may be completely removed from the mounting surface. The releasable opening assembly permits access to the interior region of the outer housing by permitting the outer housing to be moved from a closed position to an open position. The electronic code entry pad is positioned in one or more of the outer housing walls and is exposed to the exterior of the outer housing so that the code entry pad is accessible to a user for entry of a key code. The activation circuitry is positioned in the interior region of the outer housing and is responsive to the electronic code entry pad for selectively releasing the releasable mounting assembly and the releasable opening assembly.
Abstract: The invention relates to a security box, preferably for installation in a safe or the like, of the type comprising a six-sided box (1) of metal, for example. According to the invention, a detector is disposed to detect improper opening of the box, a protective shell (9) is disposed to detect damage to the box, an electronics unit (11) is disposed to trigger a dye system if improper opening or damage is detected, and the dye system is disposed, upon triggering, to discolor the contents of the box.
Abstract: In an existing vault having arrays of safe deposit boxes along the walls, a mobile carriage carrying additional safe deposit boxes is adapted to roll along rails in front of the fixed boxes, within the volume of space reserved to allow extraction of the fixed boxes, so as to add capacity to the vault without interfering with convenient access.
Abstract: A tamperproof key safe for guest rooms of motels comprises a mounting bracket surrounded by a containment box having a hinged compartment rotatable to an open position for providing access to a tethered room key. An electronic press key calculator actuates a solenoid operated release mechanism, or a rotatable mechanical latch may be used for partially releasing the hinged compartment and accessing the room key. Further rotation of the mechanical latch provides access to the interior of the key safe for making inspections and repairs.
Abstract: A locking mechanism for a mobile safe having at least one loading door for depositing valuables such as cash within the safe and at least one unloading door for emptying the safe includes an actuating mechanism for moving the loading door between its open and closed positions. The actuating mechansim extends out of the safe for engagement with a vault door locking mechanism when the safe is placed within an outer vault for secure deposit of cash into the safe. The engagement is such that the actuating mechanism operates to open the loading door as the vault door is locked. A locking device associated with the actuating mechanism automatically locks the safe door in its closed position and can only be released by subsequent unlocking or opening of the unloading door by a person having the required key.
Abstract: A protection system for preventing unauthorized entry through a door member. An electrically charged cover is placed over the door member for electrically shocking anyone who attempts unauthorized entry therethrough. An electrical insulator inner cover is placed between the door member and the electrically charged cover. A first lock is provided to lock the door member in a closed position. A second lock is provided to lock the first lock in a locked position.
February 6, 1984
Date of Patent:
February 10, 1987
W. Stuart McCloy, Jr., W. Stuart McCloy, Sr.
Abstract: A media protection system 10 uses a media storage box 20 arranged within a fire resistant safe 11 so that the media box door 25 and the safe door 12 cooperate to seal media box 20 closed and hold it spaced from interior walls of safe 11. Media box door 25 has a roller 30 arranged on a pivot axis 26 spaced forward and below its hinge axis 24 at the lower front of media box 20. The weight of media box 20 and its door 25 resting on door roller 30, which can roll along a horizontal surface of the interior 14 of safe 11, automatically biases safe door 12 to either a fully closed position or a fully open position. An abutment 35 on the inside of safe door 12 presses media box door 25 fully closed and sealed.
Abstract: A safe having an armor plated housing and a armor plated door is provided with an automatic locking system for the door. Within the door an electric gear motor is disposed operating when energized the locking system. The electric motor is controlled by a timer switch which in turn is adjusted by a program control of a data storage system such that the door can be opened only during the service hours of the user.The safe is provided with an inner door and in the chamber between the outer door and the inner door a key depot is arranged receiving at least keys for the inner door. The key depot has mechanical and electrical detecting devices checking the inserted keys.
Abstract: A security storage box comprising a housing having the walls thereof insulated or otherwise protected to provide a substantially fireproof and heat resistant internal storage area for receiving a container or the like therein, the housing being adapted for installation in a concealed place for security against theft of the contents thereof, said housing being provided with a cover for facilitating access to the internal storage area, and a pin-lock device cooperating between the cover and the housing operable only by a particularly designed key for cooperation with the pin member to unauthorized preclude opening of the storage box.