Which Safe do you need?
A few simple questions will help determine the safe best suited to your requirements.
- What do you need to protect?
Cash and valuables, Papers or Magnetic media such as CDs, cassettes, tapes etc.
- What type of protection do you need?
Security, Fire resistance or both
- What is the total worth of the cash or valuables in the safe?
- How much space is available?
Our range of Security Safes are designed to protect cash and valuables from theft. All security safes show their “Insurance Rating”.
It is essential that you select a product with the appropriate rating for your requirements and that meets with the approval of your underwriter.
Security safes fall into two categories:
Ungraded safes which are not formally tested but can provide the required level of protection. For these safes the European Insurance Industry has set up a classification system to which the safes are assigned. Using various characteristics, safes are classified in categories SAFE1 to SAFE4 which correspond to a lower or higher degree of protection. This is line with EN14450.
Graded safes Our graded safes are rated one of two ways:
- According to EN 1143-1. This is a European standard that lists the requirements to be fulfilled by security safes in order to be given a particular Euro Class grading. During this test the safes are opened completely or partially and the time this takes and the tools required to achieve this are reflected in the grading.
- VdS** classification
This is an internationally recognized certification awarded by VdS Schadenverh.¼tung* the independent, international, accredited and notified testing and certification institution for physical and electronic protection against intrusion. VdS inspects and certifies products as well as services for the safety and security industry. All procedures follow standards and rules established by VdS in cooperation with the insurance industry and international organizations. The VdS mark of approval stands for quality and reliability wherever safety and security matters.
* “Schadenverh.¼tung” is the German word for loss prevention.
Fire Resistant Paper Safes, Cupboards & Cabinets
Our range of Fire Resistant Paper safes, cupboards and cabinets are designed to protect any type of paper based documents in the event of a fire. As a minimum all these products are built in accordance with DIN 4102 which requires 30 minutes fire resistance.
Items offering greater fire resistance have been formally tested and certified by a recognized testing house such as Underwriters Laboratories or SINTEF.
These products are not suitable for the protection of magnetic media.
Data media is increasingly an integral part of our daily lives but few people recognise the vulnerability of this resource. Data media are increasingly sensitive and are vulnerable to destruction at much lower temperatures than paper. Equally, exposure to various elements such as heat, dust, water, light will adversely affect the durability of such equipment. Therefore, it is vital that the correct storage is provided to protect important data media and our Data Safe product ranges are designed to protect all types of magnetic media (discs, tapes, cartridges etc.) in the event of a fire. Whereas paper begins to corrupt at 175c, magnetic media (data carriers) can be damaged by temperatures as low as 52c making the additional protection offered by our data safes essential.
Our sales team are always on hand to advise you, why not give us a call now on 0845 124 9955.
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