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.
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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.
With the nights beginning to draw in and with Halloween and Guy Fawkes just around the corner, have you thought about staying safe from fire this autumn?
Data safes are fireproof safes designed to protect and store items that are more vulnerable to fire than paper. Paper can tolerate temperatures up to 177° Celsius before charring or combusting. Common electronic data media such as hard drives, CDs and DVDs are far more susceptible to heat and humidity damage, as are other items such as photos or video tape.
A frequently asked question regarding underfloor safes is whether or not they are fireproof. The answer is “it depends.” Let’s take a look at some of the factors you need to consider.
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.
Gun cabinets are frequently advertised as being “fire resistant” or “fireproof.” This leads many people to believe that their gun cabinet will provide protection for their weapons (and ammunition) in the event of a fire. In fact, the truth is that many gun cabinets offer only the most basic levels of fire protection, if any.
Fire proof boxes and fire chests make a great alternative to a full-sized fireproof safe. They are particularly suitable if you only need to protect a small number of documents or a few items of sentimental value.