Sometimes, you just can’t get away from having to use good old-fashioned cash – even in today’s electronic, app-based world.
One example of this need is a new mobile bank created by body builder Serco. The vehicle was ordered by a prominent bank for use in a neighbouring country, and is part of an initiative to provide added support in the event of a disaster. Should a branch be impacted for any reason, the mobile unit will be sent out and can take over the branch’s functions for which it is fully equipped.
Built and designed according to the bank’s specifications, the mobile bank uses state-of-the-art Protec steel panels, has capacity and facilities for two ATMs and bullet-proof booths for three fully functional tellers.
The injected foam core panels with steel facings have been increased from the standard to ensure heightened safety and security. Further features on the vehicle include CCTV cameras, ablution facilities, tanks for fresh and grey water, a kitchenette, air-conditioning, a generator, and a fold-out satellite dish on the roof.
Serco MD, Clinton Holcroft, says the mobile unit was built at Serco’s Durban factory. Considering the complex design work, it was built in a relatively short period of three months.
“This showcases our ability to design sophisticated vehicles and add custom features, equipment and finishes taking into account the client’s requirements and corporate image,” he concludes.