HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SAFE
To ascertain what safe best suits your requirements you need to ask yourself the following questions:
WHAT DO I WANT
Data Media –
Fire Arms –
WHAT IS THE VALUE
/ VOLUME THAT I NEED TO PROTECT?
Our Cash Ratings range from £1,000 – £250,000.
Our Valuables Ratings range from £10,000 – £2,500,000.
Our Fire Protection ranges from 30mins – 120mins.
Our Fire Arms Protection ranges from 2 Rifles – 28 Rifles.
Our volumes range from 10L – 922L.
The amount an Insurance Company will cover in a safe / cabinet.
The actual amount can vary between Insurance Companies / locations. It is always best to first check with your own Insurers if you are looking for their risk cover.
Valuable Rating cover are often worked out by multiplying the Cash Rating of a safe / cabinet by ten, ie. a safe with £1,000 cash rating has a valuables cover of £10,000.
NOTE – in order to conform with the certified standards, safes weighing less than 1,000kg should be base fixed to a solid concrete floor. It is necessary to check with your insurers if it is not possible to do so.
Consideration should be given to adequate floor structure when purchasing safes and cabinets, plus the suitability of floor for anchoring.
The longer the period in minutes the greater the fire resistance. There are several critical temperatures:
177°C – Paper documents combust.
65°C – Data Media is damaged (CD, DVD).
52°C – Data Media is damaged (magnetic strips). Over 85% humidity – Data Media is damaged.
|Standards||Temperature Test||Drop Test||Paper||Data Media||Cooling|
|EN 1047-1||Up to 1000°C||9.15 meters||S 60P (60 mins.) S 120P (120 mins.)||S 60DIS (60 mins.) S 120Dis (120 mins.)||Incl. Cooling period|
|UL 72||Up to 1000°C||9.15 meters||Class 350 (1, 2 hours)||Class 125 (1, 2 hours)||Incl. Cooling period|
|EN 15659||Up to 945°C||No||LFS 30P (30 mins.) LFS 60P (60 mins.)||No application||Not tested|
|NT Fire 017||Up to 1000°C||No||60 paper (60 mins.) 120 paper (120 mins.)||60 diskettes (60 mins.) 120 diskettes (120 mins.)||Not tested|
A large majority of our safes can be fully customised to meet our Client’s requirements. If you require assistance regarding this matter please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8669 7811 for more information.