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The Advantages Of A Fireproof Safe

15th May 2023

Fires are unpredictable and can cause significant damage to personal and professional property, including important documents, valuable items, and sentimental keepsakes. In the event of a fire, it is essential to have a fireproof safe to protect your valuables. Fireproof safes offer several advantages in protecting your valuables from fire damage and are specifically designed to withstand high temperatures and prevent the contents inside from burning.

In this blog post, we will discuss the advantages of fireproof safes and why they are a must-have for every home and office.

But first, let’s cover the basics between the two types of fire safes.

1. Fireproof safe: Fireproof safes are designed to withstand higher temperatures and longer exposure to fire.
2. Fire resistant safe: Fire resistant safes are designed to protect against fire for a shorter time and at lower temperatures.

Do keep in mind that the term “Fireproof” and “fire resistant” can, at times, be used interchangeably. Ensure that an item has robust fire protection features, regardless of whether it claims to be fireproof or fire resistant. No safe is 100% fireproof or fire-resistant, but they can provide an added layer of protection in case of fire up to a certain time rated by the manufacturer, which can be that much more valuable to you and the contents inside. 

Now that the basics are covered, let’s cover the importance and the advantages of a fireproof safe.

Protect Your Important Documents

Important documents such as birth certificates, passports, social security cards, and insurance policies are difficult to replace if lost in a fire. These documents are essential for identification purposes and legal transactions; losing them can be a huge inconvenience. A fireproof safe can protect your important documents from being damaged or destroyed in a fire, ensuring they remain safe and secure.

Safeguard Your Valuables

Valuable items such as jewellery, cash, and collectables are often kept at home. These items are not only expensive but also have sentimental value. A fireproof safe can protect your valuables from being destroyed in a fire or stolen during a break-in. However, it is important to note that while a fireproof safe can protect the contents inside from fire, it may not be able to protect the contents, such as a hard drive or a pen drive, from high temperatures caused by fire if left for a very long time.

Peace of Mind

Knowing that your important documents and valuables are protected by a fireproof safe can provide peace of mind. You can rest assured that in the event of a fire, your most important possessions will be safe and secure. Fireproof safes are also designed to be difficult to break into, which adds an extra layer of security.

Comply with Insurance Requirements

Many insurance companies require that certain documents and items are kept in a fireproof safe to qualify for coverage. This includes items such as wills, deeds, and jewellery. By keeping these items in a fireproof safe, you can ensure that you meet the requirements of your insurance policy and are covered in the event of a fire or theft.

For more info on fireproof safes, check out our other blogs here and here.

In conclusion, fireproof safes are essential for protecting your important documents and valuable items and providing peace of mind. They are designed to withstand high temperatures and prevent the contents inside from being destroyed in a fire. Investing in a fireproof safe is a wise decision to protect your possessions and provide security for your home or business.

At Associated Security Solutions, our safes are rated for 60 minutes of fire protection. For added protection, you can make use of our bespoke safe services to custom-make a safe with additional fire protection features that can be specifically designed for you and your requirements. They are also insurance approved, giving you that extra peace of mind knowing that your safes are insured. Check out all the products we have on offer here.

We also have other services such as safe service and maintenance, delivery and installation and relocation and removal. Check out our full list of services here.

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