Commercial fire proofing

Fireproof safes are safes that are designed to protect the contents from damage due to a home or business fire. The most important factor to consider when choosing fireproof safes is the fire rating assigned to the safe.
The fire rating is an indication of how well the safe will protect the contents during actual fire conditions. These ratings are usually given in minutes or hours. This is a low enough temperature to protect documents and other durable valuables from permanent damage.
For more delicate valuables or items such as electronic backup media, fireproof safes are available with special media ratings. In addition, a media safe rating specifies that the humidity during fire conditions will not rise above 80% relative humidity.
Fireproof safes can also carry a burglary rating. The burglary rating gives an indication of how difficult the safe is to break into. Usually specified in minutes, they give the amount of time that it would take an experienced person (such as a locksmith) to break into the safe using common locksmithing tools. A higher burglary rating means a more secure safe. It important to point out that some ratings like TL 15 can be so difficult to break into that you can leave tools and a set of instructions on the safe and the thief still will not be able to get into it.
There are a number of other factors besides ratings to consider when choosing fireproof safes. One factor is the type of locking mechanism used on the safe. Models are available with traditional mechanical combination dials, mechanical key locks, electronic keypad locks, and biometric locks.
Fireproof safes are available in a wide variety of overall sizes, shapes and interior arrangements. Consider carefully what is to be stored in the safe before choosing one. For example, media safes have available drawers designed for the storage of popular computer backup media. Special fireproof safes are also available for gun storage.
As you can see, there are a number of factors to consider when choosing fireproof safes. Be sure to consider the features that are most important to you in order to choose the safe that is right for your needs. Feel free to call us if you need more help narrowing down what you are looking for in a fireproof safe.
Types
A wide variety of home and commercial fire safety devices, plans and procedures are available to consumers and employers. They include:
Maximum occupancy: An occupancy limit imposed on all commercial and some private buildings.
Fire exits/exit signs: Making sure a building has an adequate number of properly placed exits, and posting the locations of and routes to these exits in visible areas around the building
Fire extinguishers: Placing devices designed to extinguish fires in visible places throughout a building Fire alarms: Alarm system designed to alert the inhabitants of a building of a fire
Structural fireproofing: Fire-retardant insulation, usually foam Fire drills: Evacuation of all occupants of a building for practice
Considerations
Fire codes, or fire prevention/fire safety codes, are created on a state or local level and enforced by municipal fire departments. Fire codes are part of an overall building code, which every building must meet to be cleared to occupation. Fire inspection is also done on a regular basis on commercial buildings, including the maintenance of active and passive fire safety systems. Inspection in private and residential buildings should be preformed on a regular basis.