When searching for a reliable safe you need to consider both what you are protecting and what you are protecting it from. With a fire resistant and flood proof safe from Colorado Security products, you can rest assured that your most important files and belongings are protected in the case of a natural disaster. Give us a call if you have questions about what fire proof safe is right for you and your home today.
Flood and wildfires are the two most common natural disasters facing Coloradans, yet many don’t know how to protect their valuables from either. Floods and flash floods are a huge concern, especially to homeowners living in growing flood zones, but there are other ways for your documents to get wet, including plumbing emergencies, high-pressure water, and chemical fire-suppressants. Protecting your most important belongings against flooding and water damage is only one part of your Colorado home’s security checklist. It’s important to consider all the elements that may damage your documents and keepsakes in the event of an emergency, including fires. That’s why at Colorado Security Products we recommend safes that are both flood proof and fire proof safes for home disaster protection.
The main difference in fire proof safes is the rating. Fire resistant safes are rated based on how long they can keep the internal temperature at or below 350 degrees Fahrenheit when exposed to the extreme heat of 1700 degrees Fahrenheit for a certain length of time. Safes have either a 1, 2, or 3-hour classification, representing how long they can resist the scoring furnace heat. For example, the AMSEC UL 1812XD is a 2-hour rated fire resistant safe, meaning it can resist temperatures of 1700 degrees Fahrenheit for 2-hours before the internal temperature exceeds 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
There are many things you can protect in fire proof safes, like prescription medications, passports and other important files and documents that you will surely need if a fire breaks out in your home. But there are some items that should not be placed in your Denver fireproof safe, like certain flammable film and negatives, microfiche, CD’s and DVD’s, and external hard drives that are not heat resistant and other items that can be warped in high temperatures. When deciding whether or not to keep item in a fireproof safe, ask yourself if it could go in the oven.
For the items that you cannot store in fire proof safes you may want to consider these alternative locations:
At CSP, we know how important your valuables, documents, and keepsakes are, let us help you protect them for potential disasters. Call us at Colorado Security Products, the trusted Denver security company, to ask how floodproof and fireproof safes may be right for you. Our experts can recommend the best safe for your belongings and your home. Don’t wait to protect your valuable, call or visit us today!
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