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Factors to Consider When Buying a Money Counting Machine
A money counting machine is one of the most useful tools you can have. They can drastically reduce counting errors and help to ensure that your accounts are accurate. They can save you time. because they count money much faster than a flesh-and-blood money counter. But counting isn't all they do.
Money counting machines can also detect counterfeit bills, and they can do so much more accurately than we can. They can incorporate technology that makes the counterfeit detection process much more reliable and quicker.
When shopping for a money counting machine, there are a few things to look for. Price and functionality are among the most important factors to consider. You need a money counter that does all the things you need it to do, and nothing more. So, you're looking to avoid both over and under functionality, all without spending too much money.
Since a cash counter is supposed to make your life easier, it should be easy to use. You'll need to choose between manual and automatic, and you'll want to consider hopper capacity, as well. Not all money counters have counterfeit detection capabilities, so you'll have to decide if that's a feature you want. Finally, you'll need to consider whether or not you want to have mixed-denomination value detection.
Price and Functionality
We'll start with functionality. As with any other gadget you can buy, there are all kinds of features that can be included in a money counter, but the actual need for many of these features is questionable, to say the least.
Instead of being wowed by features, focus on just what you need. A large supermarket has need of more features than a small business. If you run a small business or any business in which all of the cash will be placed in a register, a basic bill counter may be all you need.
These bill counters do not sense denomination value, they just count the number of bills and scan them with counterfeit detection technology. Since the money is coming out of cash registers, it is already sorted by denomination, which makes a basic cash counting machine perfectly suited to your needs. Bill counting can be time consuming, and this machine will save you a lot of time.
Ease of Use
A money counting machine should be as easy as possible to use. As with price, the difficulty increases with each additional feature. A simple bill counter can be as easy as putting the bills in the hopper and turning the counter on.
Even though the difficulty of use increases with each added feature, more complex money counters can and should be easy to use. In fact, the only additional steps there should be are, at most, a few buttons to push before the machine starts to count. This should amount to telling the machine which currency is being used or how you want the bills sorted.
How Do Counterfeit Detectors Work?
A counterfeit money detector can come in many forms, but in its essence, it’s a machine that detects the security features of bank notes in order to determine whether any given bill is counterfeit or genuine. It uses one or several different methods of detection to verify bank notes through their security features. Some of these methods include UV, watermark, and metal thread detection. The more methods of detection that are used, the more accurate the machine will be as it is able to verify more security features.
UV Counterfeit Detection
UV is the most commonly used counterfeit detection method—it is seen in most of the lower-end devices with the lowest price points. A UV detector verifies the UV marks on authentic notes by shining ultraviolet light onto the bills. These UV marks are created through the use of non-visible dyes that are only visible under UV light. If the UV printed images glow when subjected to the UV light, then the bank note is expected to be authentic.