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What do you need to protect?

CD on fire needs a data safe! DLT, LTO, or other backup tapes?
Photographs and/or Film?
VHS, DVD, MiniDV, CD's or
other magnetic media?
Then you need a Data Safe
a.k.a, Media Safe or Vault
Click Here for our full selection

Paper on fire needs a fireproof safe! Folders, Documents, or Cash?
Deed, Tax Records, Receipts?
Insurance Documentation?
Anything made of paper?
You Have Two Options!
For easy storage of papers: Fireproof File
For high security: Fireproof Safe


Frequently Asked Questions

Your safes are the best? How do you know?

Is my stuff guaranteed not to be damaged if it is in one of your safes?

What fire rating should I choose for my home?

Are all of your products new? Do you carry used products?

What is the difference between a data or media safe and a regular fireproof safe?

What is the difference between 1 and 2 hour ratings? Is 2 hour twice as good as 1?

What is the difference between 350 and 125 rated?

Can I put photographs, film, and negatives in a fireproof safe?

Can I use my fireproof product after it has been in a fire?

Where can I find your policies, shipping methods, and return information?




Your safes are the best? How do you know?
Yes, we only sell the top brands. When it comes to fire protection we do not believe you should leave anything to chance. All of the brands we carry have a very long, proven history in this industry. Phoenix and FireKing have been around the longest, and their owners are pioneers who have developed many of the products on the market today.

Is my stuff guaranteed not to be damaged if it is in one of your safes?
YES. All fireproof safes are tested under rigorous conditions. The temperature at which your belongings will burn is a known number, for instance 350 degrees for paper. During the tests on fireproof safes, the temperature inside the safe cannot rise above this temperature. Furthermore, each of our manufacturers has insurance policies in place, and they cannot obtain these policies without proper documentation that their safes are test and proven.

What fire rating should I choose for my home?
We always recommend a 1-hour rating for use in the home. Anything below that is not going to give you the type of protection that you need. Anything above that is probably over-kill. However, there is not a huge price difference in ratings, so if you find a safe that fits your needs with a 2-hour rating, just go for it.

Are all of your products new? Do you carry used products?
All of our products are brand new and ship directly from the manufacturer with their full warranties. Nothing on our web site is used, nor will anything ship from a source other than the manufacturer. We do have some products that were slightly damaged by freight delivery companies. These products are offered at an excellent discount. You can view these items in clearance to the left.

What is the difference between a data or media safe and a regular fireproof safe?
A standard fireproof safe will protect anything made of paper such as money, documents, and folders. A media safe will protect anything made of plastic, anything containing magnetic or digital information, photographs, or basically anything that is not made of paper. Data Safes are used primarily for DLT, LTO, and other backup tapes. If it's not a paper product and you aren't certain, please contact us before purchasing.

What is the difference between 1 and 2 hour ratings? Is 2 hour twice as good as 1?
For a detailed explanation of fire ratings, please visit the ratings page located here. It is important to understand that 1, 2, or 3 hour represents how long a safe was TESTED, not how long it will LAST in a fire. On our ratings page you will see that safes actually last much longer than their posted rating in a fire.

What is the difference between 350 and 125 rated?
A "standard" fireproof product is said to be rated at 350 degrees. This is the temperature at which paper can begin to become damaged. These are therefore called "record" and "document" safes. They are designed to prevent any paper-based product from being damaged in a fire. A "media" or "data" safe is rated 125 degrees. Plastic, data, backup tapes, CD's, etc. need to be kept much cooler in a fire, as they can become damaged at 125 degrees. The 125 degree safe is therefore called a "data" or "media" safe. These generally cost much more than standard fireproof safes.

Can I put photographs, film, and negatives in a fireproof safe?
You can put them in a media or data safe, but not in a standard fireproof safe. A standard fireproof safe will get too hot during a fire and your photographs, film, and negatives will be ruined. Data safes can be found here.

Can I use my fireproof product after it has been in a fire?
Once your product has been through a fire it will no longer be usable. Be certain to check that the product you are ordering has an "After-a-Fire" replacement warranty. If it does, your product will be replaced for free after a fire.

Where can I find your policies, shipping methods, and return information?
When it comes to shipping, you can view each product page for details about shipping methods. By click on the shipping method you can view the full details. For our general policies including our return policy, go here.

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