When choosing a fireproof safe, the price of the safe can vary quite a bit depending on the fire retardant level, so it’s best to know what you need, before shopping around.
Two important points to consider:
What materials do you need protected?
Protect documents and cash: You’ll need a safe that can protect the contents from reaching a temperature higher than 175°C
Protect data discs, CDs, DVDs and more: these shouldn’t be raised to a temperature higher than 50°C
We offer both document and data fireproof home safes – look out for the temperature in the product descriptions.
How long do you need to protect contents in case of fire?
While the term ‘fireproof’ is a common way to describe these safes, in reality most safes are not ‘fireproof’ but rather ‘fire resistant’. They can keep the ill-effects of heat and fire from damaging items inside for a certain length of time. It varies depending on the size of the safe and its walls, the door seals used and the material used to build the safe.