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Safe valuable delivery

Safer valuables pick up and delivery
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Problem: Armored car personnel have to leave their armored car to go in and out of buildings to pick up and deliver money, checks, confidental documents, etc. The personnel are exposed to unecessary danger from criminals and even auto traffic.

Suggestion: Create a "port" in the walls of banks and other heavily visited armored car stops. The armored car could back into the well sealed "port" and the valuables could be transferred to and from the armored car without direct exposure to bandits and traffic outside.

Sunstone, Oct 23 2005


       ...until someone builds a fake one.
skinflaps, Oct 28 2005

       Sounds sensible enough - in fact, I don't know why this hasn't been done already.   

       Banks do have "ports" of a sort - night deposit safes. I imagine some similar mechanism could be used for docking to armored cars.
DrCurry, Oct 28 2005

       Security loading bays.
skinflaps, Oct 28 2005

       In most states there are drive-up cleaners, pharmacies, liquor stores (:0) and virtually anything else you can name; why not drive-up cash pick-ups.
dalziel, Oct 29 2005

       This assumes that most armored car theft occurs at the point of pick up or deliver. That may be the case, but I doubt it. My guess is that, just as in the days of the stage coach, the attack is executed at some lonely point along the way.   

       bones until I see some proof of a need for this.
James Newton, Oct 29 2005


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