Safes and Security

Mutual is a Pretoria based manufacturer and supplier specialising in safes, vaults , doors, locks and security systems to Africa and the world as well as supplying and installing airtube conveyance systems. Mutual Safes exports to many countries in Europe, USA, the Middle East and Africa and over the past 15 years has established an excellent market for products worldwide.

Mutual was awarded the State President’s award for export achievement in the manufacturing sector in 1990, and was nominated as a Technology Top 100 finalist in 2000. Head office is in Pretoria and we have branches in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Nelspruit , George and Maputo.

Fire Cabinet

Hotelroom Safe



Strongroom Door


Vault Door

Product Range

Our range of products includes hotel safes, wall safes, gun safes, office safes, safety deposit lockers, SABS category safes (from 1 to 5), overnight deposit safes, fire resistant cabinets for documents and data, record room, strongroom and vault doors, specialised CIT safes, anti-bandit doors and pay windows, fire doors and fire extinguishers (supply and service), access control booths, pneumatic cash transfer systems and security locks including cell locks.

Pneumatic Airtube Division

The pneumatic airtube system is ideally suited for the South African high risk environment in that it facilitates the swift movement of cash from the point of cash collection to a secure cash holding area, thereby greatly reducing the risk of theft and attack . Mutual holds the agency for three international Pneumatic tubing companies with application for cash, materials and samples.

Lock Division

Mutual holds exclusive agencies for imported high security locks , and manufactures cell locks.


Mutual is an ISO 9001:2000 accredited company and is accredited to manufacture to the following SABS specifications Safes, with and without deposit traps – Category 1 to 5
Strongroom Doors – Category 1 to 5
Prefabricated vaults with strongroom doors – Category 1 to 5
Small arms safes – B1 and B2
Fire resisting record protection equipment – Group 1 and 4
Fire resisting door units for record rooms – Class A , B and D

Trade Names
  • Mutual
  • Austen
  • Bischoff
  • Giant
  • Rhino
  • Lamson pneumatic systems
  • Sumetzberger pneumatic systems
  • Airtube
  • Airgard
Service Division

Mutual has a service division capable of attending promptly to all service requirements on safes , doors and vaults including repair and fitting of locks, and transferring and removing safes. We have branches country wide. Mutual’s Airtube service division – attends to all service , repair, and maintenance requirements for pneumatic tube systems.

Anti Bandit and Fire Door division: Mutual hardened doors

Producing doors, windows and security shopfitting solutions.

Mutual Fire

This division launched 2005 supplies fire doors and fire extinguishers. The Mutual group is able to offer full sales and service facilities country wide.

Agic Technologies

Cash management solutions.
Access control solutions.
Electronic Locks and Locking Devices and associated security products

Safes 2002

Mutual Safes has produced a booklet detailing all recommendations for insuring money in safes, strongrooms and prefabricated vaults. This booklet is available from Mutual on request.