Traditionally, safes were designed to provide a single kind of protection. But with demands of modern home and office life, safes must now offer more varied capabilities.
Phoenix Safes recently launched new fire resistant versions of their Planet and Cosmos security safes. These new models are available in the same sizes and with the same locking options as the standard Planet and Cosmos ranges, but also offer 60 minutes fire protection for documents.
Veteran Safes have announced details of their soon to be released range of Eurograde fireproof safes. The Cobalt G1 range combines Grade I burglar resistance with an impressive 60 minutes of fire resistance and a great value price.
Burton have just announced the addition of a new size safe to their popular Firesec 4/60 range. Previously only available in three sizes, the range will now feature a fourth larger model.
Fire isn’t the only potential disaster that you might want to protect your belongings and valuables against. Flooding and water damage can easily destroy vulnerable, unprotected items in your home or office. A waterproof safe might be the answer.
Wall safes offer an enhanced level of security protection in certain circumstances. Higher-end models may even offer some level of fire protection, but can you depend on this to protect your valuables?
Generally speaking, the basic principles behind fireproof safes have remained unchanged since the late 19th century. The body of the safe is designed with a double wall. The gap between each wall is filled with a fire retardant material. When this is heated during a fire, it releases water vapour which helps keep the interior of the safe cool.
Earlier this year, Chubbsafes launched their Elements family of safes. As a tie-in with the new ranges in this family, Chubbsafes has committed to making an annual donation to several different environmental projects around the world. Not only do these safes provide protection from burglary and fire, they also help protect the environment as well.
Safe locks are often neglected as a security feature. Many people focus on other aspect’s of the safe’s design such as the thickness of its door, its weight or the number of locking bolts on the door. Yet arguably the easiest way for a thief to open a safe is to find some way to bypass its lock.
Fire isn’t the only thing that your fireproof safe can protect your valuables against. Many fireproof safes on the market, especially the more heavy duty ones from leading manufacturers, can also provide burglar resistance. This in turn means greater peace of mind for you.