Frequently Asked Questions
What is a fire and burglary safe?
What are the UL ratings of a fire and burglary safe?
What do I keep in a fire safe?
What do the TL ratings of a fire and burglary safe mean?
What are fire safes made of?
Opening a Fire Safe After a House Fire
People invest in fire and burglary safes for one similar reason: to protect their precious documents and other valuables against theft and fire. While a burglary-resistant safe seems straightforward enough, how can users be confident that their safes can withstand fire? There’s one thing that prospective buyers of safes should always check, and it’s the UL rating of the safe they’re eyeing.
UL ratings, also known as fire ratings, are measured based on the length of time a safe is exposed to a certain temperature and on the internal temperature it has maintained during that period. This video demonstrates how a UL-rated safe has endured a house fire and how well this safe has protected the stored valuables against a raging fire. It also proves how important it is to choose a safe with a UL rating, especially if you want to protect your valuables in case of a fire emergency.
Fire & Burglary Safes
Fires and burglaries are ever-present possibilities. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to, at the very least, mitigate the possible damages that can be caused by a fire or break-in.
We can install alarms, smoke detectors, sprinklers, sturdy locks on doors and windows, and more. However, these measures aren’t 100% effective, so adding an extra layer of protection can, at the very least, keep the most precious of your valuables safe against theft or damage. Fire and burglary safes need to be rated for fire resistance, and they typically come with a combination of different locks that will make access difficult.
The fire and burglary safes in the catalog above are rated for 2-hour fire protection. They come with thick and sturdy bolts, as well as an additional lock mechanism. This way, if one mechanism fails and gets bypassed, there is another lock to fall back on. If someone tries to break into the safe, it would take them more time since they’ll have to deal with at least two different types of locks.
With Engineer Warehouse, you’ll be able to choose among different fire and burglary safe models that are suitable for different kinds of installations. Place an order today.