Anti-theft protection is not the only reason why safes are important, and why you should have one. That’s where fireproof safes come in. They can be a very important addition to your business or your home, especially if you are located close to hazardous areas or materials known to cause fires. If you are looking for a safe for your business, the main reason you might want to buy one is keeping your cash safe from people looking to steal it. However, you can’t forget about natural dangers, and nature, unfortunately, is your enemy when it comes to keeping your cash and important documents safe.
In 2016, there were 352,000 home fires reported. That is almost 1,000 each day. Now think about all of your important documents, cash, and even firearms that you might have. All of this can be lost in only a few unfortunate moments. Buying a fireproof safe won’t prevent fire accidents, but it will certainly protect your valuables enough so that you can rebuild after an accident.
You will come across a UL rating when you examine safes. Keep a few things in mind. Always check if the safe is UL-tested or UL-listed; if the safe is UL-listed, that means that it passed all the tests and that it is certified as fire-resistant and fireproof. UL-listed safes will sometimes appear as UL-rated. What you want to look for is a Class 350 safe. This means that even if the outside temperature is 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, the inside of the safe will stay below 350 degrees for up to four hours. Then, any paper in the safe will start being damaged at 350 degrees and will lose all of its readability.
SentrySafe has been using molded plastic interiors for years, and it works very well. Some individuals find this to be a bad thing, but this kind of design is proven to withstand fire. This interior can keep all of your important valuables safe from temperatures of up to 1700 degrees Fahrenheit for up to one hour. Also, your firearms and documents will stay dry even if you submerge the safe in 8 inches of water. This is some great protection against both fire and water, isn’t it?
You can adjust the interior sections however you like within the overall space of 1.2 cubic feet. This allows you to store more than one handgun while still leaving space for documents or cash. This SFW-DSB model features a steel plate that you can easily move to adjust the size of each section and even gives you the ability to remove it completely if you want to store something very large.
The exterior is made from solid steel, and it also features dual protection and combination key locks. These two features further increase the security of your safe and can be used both at the same time. The dual key lock allows you to hide one key while keeping the other. If someone wants to open the lock forcefully and has only one key, the key lock won’t open. This is perfect for people that work with cash, but will also be of great help if you want to share access with another person. Even if you are not home, you will know that your family is protected and that the safe will stay secured.
This 2092DF model will keep your documents safe from any heat and fire damage while also keeping them dry from any water. It will resist the heat of 1700 degrees Fahrenheit for up to one hour. This gives you a lot of time to deal with a fire in your house if it ever starts.
The safe is tested to withstand house fires, direct fire attacks, and potential damages that water might cause. The tests show it will withstand with all of these threats and your documents and valuables will stay dry and safe. The inside temperature will stay at around 350 degrees Fahrenheit, which means that even your medical supplies will stay safe without any damages.
The safe features a digital locking system. This will allow you to get access to it in under a minute, making it great for keeping firearms in case of an emergency. This safe also doesn’t lack any extras.
The exterior is made of high-end plastic, and it also features a keypad that’s used for the locking system. This allows you easy and quick access to your valuables if you need them. You will also be provided with two backup keys in case your digital locking system dies or stops working. This ensures you that you will always have access to it. The pre-drilled holes on the model make it fairly compact for mounting on both the floor and the wall.
This model will also withstand temperatures of up to 1700 degrees Fahrenheit for up to one hour, giving you enough time to come up with a plan and deal with a fire. The waterproof seal further increases the security of the safe, protecting everything that’s inside from the water. The interior is made out of plastic and will allow submerging in water for up to two days without causing any damage to the files.
The interior is fairly large with great capacity for the legal documents. In fact, the interior is divided into pockets with numbers, allowing you to organize the inside of the safe however you like.
The exterior is also unique, and it allows you to use it as a file chest. The lid opening feature ensures that you that you can clearly see all of the files that are in the safe.
The high-end steel is used to construct the fireproof safe box, providing great protection against fires. Because the hinges are turned to the inside of the safe, there is no weakness to it, and everything inside will stay pry-resistant.
The locking mechanism uses the standard key feature, ensuring you that there is no technology that might be damaged due to water or fire damage.
The only thing that this model lacks is protection against an impact. However, the outer shell is designed to partially limit the damage that an impact might cause to fragile valuables.
The company added a black metal coating that is very helpful with reducing damage from impacts and falls. It also protects your valuables on the inside while having a stylish look. The external part of the safe is designed to expand once it comes in contact with fire. This adds a new layer of security, ensuring you that no one will be able to open it using heat.
The product can withstand temperatures of up to 1700 degrees Fahrenheit for up to one hour. This gives you enough time to prepare and decide how you want to deal with the fire, while knowing that your documents and storage devices are safe inside.
The safe also locks very securely and no water will be able to penetrate the interior of the safe if it is submerged in up to eight inches of water for up to 24 hours. The fire-resistance and water-resistance attributes of the safe are both reliable.
The safe is made from high-end materials, and it features a metal handle, giving you the ability to carry the safe wherever you need to. The safe is easily concealed due to its briefcase looks.
The locking mechanism uses a simple key, and it’s very easy to use. You will get two keys if you purchase this model so that you can share access with a family member, and you will have an extra key if you ever lose the main one. The steel further increase the security of the safe from prying while keeping the interior safe from heat and water.
The weight of the safe might be a problem for carrying it around, but once you find a perfect spot for it, you won’t need to worry about anyone breaking into it.
The interior has 1.23 cubic feet of space and is split into two sections. This allows you to store the media files and documents in one section while keeping your firearm in the other. The molded plastic is also great at keeping water from entering the interior of the safe. This makes it both fire and water-resistant.
As with the safes listed above this one, it can withstand the temperature of 1700 degrees Fahrenheit for up to one hour. It will keep items like CDs and USB drives safe from high temperatures too.
You should also keep in mind that the safe is also water-resistant up to 24 hours if it’s submerged in 8 inches of water. This means that you can freely use water if the safe is caught in flames. Your files will stay safe. The only thing that might be damaged is the keypad. No water will be able to go inside the safe.
The model has four big deadbolts. The deadbolts will expand 60% more than an average deadbolt would. The hinges are on the inside the safe, which prevents prying. The very heavy weight of the safe will ensure that no one can steal it very easily.
The model has all the features that a decent fireproof safe should. It can resist the heat for up to 45 minutes at 1550 degrees Fahrenheit. This fire-resistance will keep the frame safe, and the uniquely designed keypad will stay undamaged. The coating on the outside adds one more layer of protection that will keep your documents, cash, or handguns safe from water.
When it comes to security, this AMSW model offers a lot. The locking system is electronic, but it also has two key locks on each side of the safe. The locking system is very easy to use, and the additional key locks will further increase the security.
The safe is fairly heavy, but it also has five action bolts that allow you to have the best protection possible. The keypad is designed so that you can have two totally different user codes. These codes can be reprogrammed easily if you need to. Your safe will be safe from drilling due to the gear drive system, and pry-opening will also be stopped.
The interior is not only very large, but it is also carpeted, ensuring that your rifles will never be damaged or scratched.
Storing the rifles is the main purpose of the safe. However, you can use it for documents, cash, or anything else you want to keep safe. You will get steel racks that will allow you to create sections where you can store your valuables. This allows users to have a multipurpose safe without having to spend money on different safes for each item.
The safe is resistant for up to 30 minutes when it’s facing temperature of up to 1400 degrees Fahrenheit. This gives you enough time to douse the flames and save your valuables. Generally speaking, your firearms will be well protected from fire, and heat from the outside will not cause any damage to them either.
The safe’s exterior is completely made out of steel and will protect the safe from prying. The silkscreen and green paint finish give it a great look, which means that you can put the safe wherever you want to and it will still fit in.
The safe weighs 245 pounds. This means that an average human won’t be able to move it easily. The pre-drilled holes allow you to bolt it to the wall or the ground, further protecting it from theft.
The fireproof lock box has a shelf inside that allows you to make sections and store multiple items. If you have more firearms in your household, you can easily store two handguns inside the safe.
The safe is resistant for up to one hour at temperatures of up to 1700 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are away from home often, you won’t have to worry what will happen to your belongings in case of a fire. The exterior is well sealed, and water won’t be able to enter the safe even if it is submerged for 24 hours in eight inches of water. This means that water won’t do any harm to the safe or your belongings in the safe and that you can easily wipe the wter off.
A combination lock system will ensure you that no one can guess the locking combination because you will use multiple combinations. The live action bolts are going to expand if the safe is exposed to heat, which will just increase the security to the safe’s door.
Three adjustable shelves are found in the gun cabinet. However, you can always remove these shelves if you want to. Each shelf can hold a handgun. This gives you an opportunity to store long rifles, small handguns, and also documents. The California Department of Justice approved this safe for firearms. According to them, the safe meets the California penal code and regulations.
This fireproof gun safe has been tested and can withstand temperatures of up to 1400 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 30 minutes. This will give you enough time to deal with fire while your items will stay intact. The electronic lock on the safe is also able to resist fire, but only for a short period. You can always use backup keys if your electronic lock gets damaged.
A shelf inside the safe will allow you to make sections. You will be able to optimize the storage space however you want to, and firearms of different sizes will be able to fit nicely.
The model can withstand heat for up to 30 minutes at the temperature of 1700 degrees Fahrenheit. The metal will expand during this time to add another layer to the safe’s security. The interior is sealed very well and will stop leaking, keeping your media devices and document safe if your house ever faces a flood.
This 7800 model by Paragon will withstand almost any fire and will give you an opportunity to have a fully functional safe all of the time. The electronic locking system feature will allow you to access your items quickly. You will also receive two backup keys that you can use to open the safe if your electronic system dies or fails.
However, if you like the safe and want to store your documents in it, you can always insert the steel racks to create sections for your documents or small firearms. This means that the safe is multifunctional and that you can save some money by not buying a different product for each item.
The SS22 model is very similar to the other Stack-On models on our list. You can also store up to 22 rifles inside of it, making it great for rifle collectors and hunters. The interior is very large and carpeted, ensuring that your firearms will never be damaged or scratched.
It can withstand temperatures up to 1400 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 30 minutes, giving you enough time to deal with the flames and keep your rifles and documents protected.
The safe can withstand fire for up to one hour at temperatures of up to 1700 degrees Fahrenheit before it begins to melt. When you try to deal with the flames with water, you won’t damage the contents inside the safe as it is waterproof. You can even put the safe at the bottom of a river, and the interior still won’t leak.
The interior has a shelf that you can remove or insert if you need to make sections for different kinds of valuables. The door has a pocket on the inside and hooks for storing small items.
The safe weighs 90 pounds, so it won’t be easy to steal. It’s not so heavy that you can’t move it around, though, so it won’t be too inconvenient for you to handle.
This safe is the first one on our list that is not water-resistant. The moisture will be able to leak inside and damage your files, so be aware of that.
However, the safe has a lot of inside storage, and you can bolt it to the floor if you want to keep it more secure. Keep in mind that the safe is not designed to fight off burglars; it is specifically made to protect against flames.
There’s a shelf on the interior of the safe, providing space for large items like small antiques, jewelry, or handguns to be stored. When the safe is locked, the two side bolts will slide into place and make it a bit more secure.
The door is four and a half inches thick and has three bolts that seal it in place.
The safe weighs an amazing 300 pounds, which means that even a team of people will have some trouble carrying it around, making it safer from burglars and thieves. The drill-resistant plate surrounds the lock and further increases the security. It would take explosives to break into this safe!