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SAFES OR STRONG-ROOMS FOR VALUABLES; BANK PROTECTION DEVICES; SAFETY TRANSACTION PARTITIONS ([N: devices to prevent theft of bags, trunks or baskets A45C 13/18 ;] alarm arrangements per se G08B)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Portable or fixed safes and strong-rooms for keeping valuables including details such as wall structure, alarms and repellent or fire-extinguishing material releasing devices for such safes and strong-rooms.

Also covered are bank protection devices, such as entrance control or trapping mechanisms, and safety transaction partitions such as barriers for bank teller windows.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

- Alarm arrangements per se in G08B

- Devices to prevent theft of bags in A45C

- Closure fasteners and locks in E05B

- Identification and/or incapacitation of burglars and thieves in G08B

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Bank buildings in general
Buildings resistant to earthquake or war-like action
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices to prevent theft of bags, trunks or baskets
Floatable safes
Protective closures against war-like action
Non-safety paying counters
Secure transfers between a building and a vehicle
Special rules of classification within this subclass

Portable or fixed safes and strong-rooms for keeping valuables including details of such safes and strong-rooms: E05G 1/00.

Bank protection devices: E05G 5/00.

Safety transaction partitions: E05G 7/00.

The main group E05G 1/00 contains a number of older documents that were classified administratively (in batches). These documents have not yet been reclassified to the sub-groups and are indexed with E05Y 2800/00. This index should not be used for classification.

E05G 2700/00 is an old indexing scheme. It can be used for search but should not be used for classification.

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Bank
A building or portion of a building devoted to the safekeeping or exchange of valuables between the "bank" and its customers
Bank protection device
A mechanism in or on a bank for protecting the valuables or repelling attacks by stealth or force
Synonyms and Keywords

In patent documents the following abbreviation are often used:

Cashier
Teller
Safes or strong-rooms for valuables (savings boxes A45C 1/12; floatable safes B63C 7/30; storage containers without attack or fire repellent features B65D; bank buildings in general, e.g. modular construction, floor plan, E04H 1/06; buildings resistant to earthquakes or war action E04H 9/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Portable or fixed safes and strong-rooms for keeping valuables including details such as wall structure, alarms and repellent or fire-extinguishing material releasing devices for such safes and strong-rooms.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

- Alarm arrangements per se in G08B

- Devices to prevent theft of bags in A45C

- Closure fasteners and locks in E05B

- Storage containers in B65D

- Identification and/or incapacitation of burglars and thieves in G08B

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Bank buildings in general
Buildings resistant to earthquake or war-like action
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Savings boxes
Floatable safes
Protective closures against war-like action
Special rules of classification within this group

Safes and strong-rooms as well as details such as wall structure, closures, and compartments: E05G 1/00 to E05G 1/08.

Alarms or other indicators for safes and strong-rooms: E05G 1/10.

Fluent material, e.g. repellent or fire-extinguishing material, releasing devices for safes and strong-rooms: E05G 1/12.

Furthermore, it is noted that the main group E05G 1/00 contains a large number of older documents that were classified administratively. These documents have not yet been reclassified to the sub-groups of E05G 1/00 and are indexed with E05Y 2800/00. The presence of these documents should not be construed as an indicator to classify similar documents in E05G 1/00. Rather, the sub-groups always take precedence.

[N: Portable strong boxes, e.g. which may be fixed to a wall or the like (E05G 1/08, E05G 1/14 take precedence; devices to prevent theft or loss of bags, trunks, baskets, or the like A45C 13/18; coin boxes for coin freed apparatus G07F 9/06; money-boxes for coin dispensers G07D1/00B )]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Portable safes and strong-boxes for keeping valuables, e.g. armoured carrying cases, cash cassettes and small safes which may be attached to a supporting structure.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Strong boxes with multiple, individually secured compartments
Strong boxes with means for masking or destroying the valuables
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices to prevent theft of bags, trunks, baskets or the like
Coin boxes for coin freed apparatus
Money-boxes for coin dispensers
G07D1/00B
Details (safe hinges E05D 7/14)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Details, such as wall or panel structure, doors and fasteners, of safes and strong-rooms for valuables.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Hinges for safes
Closures (protective doors, windows, or like closures against air raid or other war-like action E06B 5/10; shutters, movable grilles, other safety closures E06B 9/02)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Protective doors, windows, or like closures against air raid or other war-like action
Shutters, movable grilles, other safety closures
Closure fasteners (locks E05B)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Fasteners for doors or other closures of safes or strong-rooms for valuables. e.g. safe locking arrangements, bolts.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

Locks in E05B

with alarm, signal or indicator (burglar, theft or intruder alarm per se G08B 13/00; fire or explosion alarm per se G08B 17/00)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Strong boxes with means for masking or destroying the valuables
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Burglar, theft or intruder alarm per se
Fire or explosion alarm per se
with fluent material releasing, generating or distributing means, e.g. repellent or fire extinguishing (E05G 1/14 takes precedence; indentifying, scaring or incapacitating burglars, thieves or intruders with smoke, gas, powder or liquid G08B 15/02)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Safes and strong-rooms for valuables featuring arrangements for generating, releasing and/or distributing fluent materials such as for fire extinguishing or burglar repelling.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Strong boxes with means for masking or destroying the valuables
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Indentifying, scaring or incapacitating burglars, thieves or intruders with smoke, gas, powder or liquid
Bank protection devices (E05G 1/12, E05G 7/00 take precedence; closed circuit television systems H04N 7/18)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices and arrangements for the protection of banks by control of ingress and egress to the bank as well as control of valuables in case of hold-up. The group includes entrance control systems, transaction security booths, trapping mechanisms and access sluices.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

- Devices to prevent theft of bags in A45C

- Identification and/or incapacitation of burglars and thieves in G08B

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Safes or strong-rooms with fluent material releasing, generating or distributing means, e.g. repellent or fire extinguishing
Safety transaction partitions such as movable pay-plates and bank drive-up windows
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Closed circuit television systems
Special rules of classification within this group

Entrance control systems and access sluices: E05G 5/003.

Cashier's counters: E05G 5/006.

Trapping or confining mechanisms, transaction security booths: E05G 5/02.

[N: Entrance control (E05G 5/02 takes precedence)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Entrance control systems and access sluices for bank and valuables protection including security doors, turnstiles, cages and respective sensors and control systems.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Trapping or confining mechanisms such as transaction security booths
Trapping or confining mechanisms, e.g. transaction security booths (thief or burglar incapacitating means in general G08B 15/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Trapping or confining mechanisms and transaction security booths for bank and valuables protection.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Thief or burglar incapacitating means in general
Safety transaction partitions, e.g. movable pay-plates; [Bank drive-up windows](non-safety paying counters, e.g. for supermarketsA47F 9/02; [N: secure depositories for foodA47G 29/14; secure transfers between a building and a vehicleB60P 3/03])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices and arrangements to secure safety during transactions of valuables, such as bank depositories and security devices for bank teller windows.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

- Alarm arrangements per se in G08B

- Devices to prevent theft of bags in A45C

- Closure fasteners and locks in E05B

- Identification and/or incapacitation of burglars and thieves in G08B

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Non-safety paying counters
Secure transfers between a building and a vehicle
Secure depositories for food
Synonyms and Keywords

In patent documents the following abbreviation are often used:

Cashier
Teller
[N: Bank depositories (automatic safe-deposit box systems E05G 1/06 )]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Bank depositories such as night safes and safe-deposit boxes.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Automatic safe-deposit box systems with multiple compartments
[N: movable (E05G 7/005 takes precedence)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Movable security barriers for bank teller windows.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Pass-boxes for security barriers in bank teller windows, e.g. with stationary, rotatable or sliding bottoms
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Last Modified: 10/11/2013