What is the best word to refer to the thing in the image below? I want a word that is super clear so when I tell someone to take the key inside it, they know what I am talking about.
There isn't a common name for this rare thing.– James KJul 30, 2022 at 20:00
That's a lock box. For a bit more precision you can call it a door combination lock box.
See for example:
- Key Lock Box, Combination Lockbox with Code for House Key Storage, Combo Door Locker
- Key Safe Lock Box For Your Front Door
According to Collins, it's known as a lockbox in the US and a keysafe in the UK.
Is lock box the term that is used in the U.S? In this Australian store, it's referred as "(Portable) Key Storage Safe" bunnings.com.au/products/building-hardware/… Jul 30, 2022 at 10:07
Great answer. It's nice to know that it's actually a compound word in UK and US .
lockbox/keysafe. In Australia
key safeseems to be the common form of it. Jul 31, 2022 at 21:45
It's called a lock box.
It's often used by real estate agents to store the keys for a house so that any agent with the combination can get the keys. It's sometimes used with AirBnB properties as well.