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Are Your Valuables Fire Safe? 

As personal items are usually irreplaceable, you may want to add extra protection in the form of an industry-approved fire safe. Certified safes, and in particular fire safes that comply with the superior European EN15659 standard for fire protection are the industry leaders in ensuring your cherished belongings remain safe and secure. 

We offer a range of robust, vigorously tested fire-resistant safes, designed to protect its contents in the event of a fire. Fire safes are typically rated according to the number of minutes the safe can withstand fire. Fireproof safes usually come with the options to protect for 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. If you take into consideration what type of valuables or personal treasures you will be storing inside the safe you should have an indication as to what level of protection you will need. Computer media, for example, will degrade at just 125 degrees, whereas paper products can withstand temperatures of up to 350 degrees. 

Storage Advice

  • Dimensions of the safe will not truly reflect the inner storage space so do your homework.
  • Check that the safe’s storage capacity is sufficient for the measurements of the items you intend to protect. 
  • It is imperative that the cash rating exceeds the value of the money or property that is stored inside. 
  • Jewellery and other valuable assets are normally covered for up to ten times the cash value, but again, confirm this with one of our security experts. 
  • However, not all safes are watertight and are therefore susceptible to flood water or water from fire hoses. To pre-empt and prevent such an occurrence from damaging your goods, we recommend that you place all the contents in either double zip lock bags, dry bags, or sealed plastic containers.

    For more information about our fire safes or for any advice in regards to our security services, please contact our expert advisors here at Keys4U Locksmith Services who will be more than happy to assist you. 

    How long will a fire safe protect its contents from a fire?

     It depends on the fire rating but the fire safe should be covered from 30 minutes upwards. Normally, fire safes with a fire rating of less than an hour will not provide adequate protection for paper or money. 

    Is there a preferred place to install a safe in your home?

    It would depend on your type of property but one of the most secure places to install your safe would be at the corner where two outside walls meet. This provides the most protection and support for a heavy safe. 

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