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A typical home safe, which is portable. These types of safes are generally used for protection against fire.
Australian Made CMI H2D Home Safe With La Gard 3750 Digital Electronic Lock. An example of a basic home safe with 12 mm steel door & 6mm steel case that can bolted to a concrete floor

A safe (also called a strongbox or coffer) is a secure lockable box used for securing valuable objects against theft and/or damage from fire. A safe is usually a hollow cuboid or cylinder, with one face being removable or hinged to form a door. The body and door may be cast from metal (such as steel) or formed out of plastic through blow molding. Bank teller safes typically are secured to the counter, have a slit opening for dropping valuables into the safe without opening it, and a time-delay combination lock to foil robbers. One significant distinction between types of safes is whether the safe is secured to a wall or structure or if it can be moved around. A less secure version (only suitable for petty cash) is usually called a cash-box.


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