Not all filing cabinets are the same. There are a lot of different kinds of filing cabinets available in the market today. Such as Lateral, Vertical, Mobile, and Fire-Resistant models. It is very important to know that each type of Filing Cabinet has its own sets of pros and cons. Therefore, one must do their research before making a purchase.
The most common kind of question we get as manufacturers. It is whether Fire-Resistant Filing Cabinets are all that different from regular Filing Cabinets. And the answer we give is a big fat YES!
So how exactly are Fire-Resistant Filing Cabinets different from Regular Filing Cabinets?
It’s not a surprise that we would be talking about the materials used to construct the two types of Filing Cabinets. Being experienced manufacturers, being present in this field for more than 70 years, we can very confidently tell you that the main difference between a fire-resistant Filing Cabinet from a regular one is the materials used in this fabrication.
Good quality Filing Cabinets are filled in with fire-resistant materials such as Asbestos so that in case a fire breaks out, your important documents can be protected from being burnt.
The highest quality of fire-resistant Filing Cabinets are also manufactured using high-tensile imported armoured steel plates that are sturdy and reliable.
What Makes a Fire Filing Cabinet Different?
An ordinary sheet metal cabinet is very vulnerable to fire and paper documents stored inside would quickly burn. Fire filing cabinets are specially built to withstand and resist high temperatures. Although their outward appearance is just like an ordinary filing cabinet with drawers, handles and locks, they are heavier and made of higher quality than standard metal cabinets. Made of thick reinforced steel they provide a much better first line of defence than a standard light sheet metal cabinet.
Rather than simply an organisational tool, a fire filing cabinet offers unrivalled protection for all your important paperwork in the event of an outbreak of fire. By retaining a cool internal temperature for up to 2 hours, it will keep paperwork safe for a critical time period giving the emergency services time to arrive on the scene and put out any fire. This means the contents of the filing cabinet are fully protected, despite extremely high temperatures in the surrounding area.
What Should I Store in My Fire Proof Filing Cabinet?
Fire filing cabinets are ideal for important paperwork and documents that would be difficult to replace including passports, title deeds, insurance policies, vehicle documents, certificates, tax records, wills, computer hardware and precious memories like photographs. They can even double up as safes since there will be plenty of room to store small items of jewellery within the cabinet.
Types of Fire-Resistant Filing Cabinets We Manufacture Are:
- Warrior Series:
This series provides good security to your documents and files as it is made out of high tensile imported steel plates. This range is fire resistant for upto 3 hours. This range of filing cabinets is protected with a heavy-duty vault-style door that ensures that neither a thief nor fire is able to break through.
- Protector Series:
This series is especially designed for our clients with a low-budget. Made out of imported steel sheets, this range is fire resistant for up to 45 minutes.