Each year, fires are directly responsible for billions of dollars
in property damage and hundreds of lost lives. Although fire safes
are in no way a deterrent to fire, a quality fire safe can at least provide
protection for your important non-negotiable documents, and pictures.
Fire safes are designed and built to be resistive to fire. U.L. testing
carries three basic resistive ratings:
2 hour plus impact
For the majority of fires, one or two hour safes provide excellent protection.
Following the the format of traditional safes, fire safes usually come
with more advanced organizational options. The basic design of
a good fire resistive safe is a hollow sheet metal casing filled with
fire resistive insulation.
Special consideration for commercial buyers:
The more fire resistant a building is, the hotter it's contents will burn.
Businesses in well-built fire resistive structures should invest in a
2-hour U.L. rated safe. Check with your builder or local fire marshal
to get an estimate of your building's fire resistiveness.
Fire safes offer only baseline theft deterrence. Negotiable documents,
cash, or jewelry
should be stored in a good quality
burglary and fire resistant
. If your important records or documents are stored on microfiche, floppy
diskettes, or other digital media, consider investing in a
insert or separate
If theft deterrence isn't a consideration but fire protection is, consider
investing in a
fire-resistant filing cabinet
. These cabinets offer excellent fire protection for your tax records,
insurance policies, customer lists, etc.
Allied Safe professionals can assist you in determining what your needs
are and the level of protection you require. To obtain more information
about fire resistive products call us today or click the link provided
below to request more information. An Allied Safe professional will promptly
respond to your inquiry.