Having a fire-resistant document safe in your office is a great way to protect your valuables and important documents. There are many reasons why having a fire-resistant safe is a great idea, and there are also many features you’re going to want to secure when picking out the best option. A secure safe is going to have an excellent lock, fire and waterproof capabilities, and will be either large enough or portable depending on your specific needs.
Let’s consider some of the main reasons why a fire-resistant document safe is a great buy, what features to look for, and some recommendations for possibly one of the most important purchases you could think to make.
- In Case Of Theft:
The most obvious reason why anyone purchases a safe is to protect their valuables from theft. If a thief were to ever break into your office when you weren’t there, a secure safe is not something they are going to mess with, especially if your fire-resistant document safe has a solid locking mechanism.
On the other hand, if you have your employee information, tax documents, and other important documents lying around, these are things a thief may be able to capitalize on if they were to grab them and go.
- In Case of Disasters
Another main reason why people choose to keep a fire-resistant document safe in their office is because you never know when disaster might strike. You cannot risk your most valuable items being lost or destroyed.
Investing in a secure safe will give you peace of mind from any disaster that might occur, because although there are plenty of material items to lose, these irreplaceable items will be as protected as possible.
- In Case of Fires
Many heavy duty safes will claim they are fire-resistant, but that is not always the case. When looking at the details, make sure you find a safe that can withstand the heat of 1550 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 30 minutes.
This is an optimal amount of time because by that time, emergency services should be well on their way to putting out the fire raving in the office. A safe with this fire-resistance capability will keep your documents safe through the worst of disasters.
- In Case of Floods & Hurricanes:
Your safe will need to be water resistant if you want to be assured that it can withstand any flood, hurricane, or other disaster that may come unexpectedly. You’ll want to look for safes that can withstand water submersion for up to 72 hours.
That way, if your safe were to be in flood water where you could not access it, your documents would remain dry inside until the water subsided or someone was able to retrieve it.
- Choosing The Right Locking Mechanism:
There are a variety of different locking mechanisms to choose from when deciding on a fireproof document safe. You may want to consider a digital lock if you’re thinking about having access to documents quickly, in case of an emergency or for ease of access.
You can also buy safes with a key lock or a combination lock. Key locks may make you feel at peace knowing you’ll be the only one in possession of the key. The safe’s locking mechanism is a matter of preference, but should be carefully considered.
Types Of Locking Mechanisms We Manufacture:
Gujrat Steel in its drive to cater to everyone, offers three different types of locking mechanisms, to ensure your ease and convenience. The different types of locking mechanisms that we offer are:
- Key Locks.
- Combination Locks.
- Digital Locks (Chinese)
- Digital Locks (Korean)
So What Should You Be Storing In These Safes?
You’ll want to make sure to keep in mind all of your most important documents to store in your safe. Some of the most common documents that people choose to protect include passports, home owner certificates, car titles, living wills, birth certificates, identity cards, emergency cash, expensive jewelry, and any other items you find extremely valuable.
In the workplace, this can range from the important information about employees to investor’s personal and financial information.
Some Fire-Resistant Safes We Manufacture:
The Fire-Resistant Options under our brand Tejori Safes and Security Equipment Range covers the following items:
- Armoured Series: This series provides the best security as it is made out of imported armoured steel plates. This range is gas-welding resistant which means that thieves won’t be able to cut your safe open. This series is fire resistant for upto 6 hours.
- Warrior Security: This series also provides good security as it is made out of high tensile imported steel plates. This range is fire resistant for upto 3 hours.
Protector Series: This series is our low-budget range. Made out of imported steel sheets, this range is fire resistant for up to 45 minutes.