Australian summer is fast approaching and while all Australians enjoy the warmth of our Summer sun, we all have to be prepared for the dangers of higher temperatures. Of course there is the risk of bushfires, but the increased usage of electrical equipment like fans, air conditioners and even barbequing outdoors. The flammable materials inside your home could be in danger from a fire related accident. This is why it is so important to protect your valuables in a fireproof safe.
Any type of fire can put all of your household belongings at risk, but a fireproof home safe or a fire resistant safe is one of the best ways to safeguard your important belongings. There are two types of fire resisting safes on the market including:
Fire Data Safes, these protect computer data and media from heat damage.
Fire Document Safes, these are usually large cabinets with either single or double doors for maximum security to protect paper and files from heat.
While a safe deposit box is ideal to secure cash, jewellery, documents or expensive valuables from theft or fire. It is important to understand that your safe deposit box should be fire protected. Please note that safes can only be fire ‘resistant’ and therefore will only protect paper and documents from extreme heat for approximately 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Hence, it is essential to contact an expert locksmith so they can help you choose the best commercial fireproof safe for your business or home. At Abbott Locksmiths, we can warn you of cheaper safes that cannot withstand heat. Whether you need a locksmith in Balmain or a locksmith in Bondi Junction, Abbott Locksmiths can supply and install a fire resistant safe to suit your personal needs, business or recreational requirements.
Fire Resistant Certification
A SP certification proves a safe is fire-resistant. Tested independently a SP certified safe successfully upholds tough international standards. This testing puts a safe into a 180 ºC furnace from 60 minutes to 120 minutes. The contents are then checked, to ensure that they are still intact in order to deem the safe fire-resistant.
Often fire-resistant safes have multiple fire protecting elements such as; fire resistant mineral compounds, heavy duty fire walls, expanding fire seals and reinforced composite construction. When purchasing your next safe there will be a fire rating, stating how long its contents can withstand fire and extreme heat. Abbott Locksmiths are known for excellent and reliable locksmith services in Drummoyne and locksmith services in Five Dock and are highly experienced in the sale, installation and repair of safes.
Locksmith Sydney – Purchasing your next Fire Resistant Safe
At Abbott Locksmiths we have been offering Professional Locksmith Services to customers in Australia for 50 years. You can rely on our knowledge and expertise for quality advice, workmanship, products and parts. We specialise in safe opening and safe relocation and offer a wide range of new safe and second-hand safe products for purchase online and in-store. We also provide a 24hr emergency locksmith services, to ensure that our customers can reach us in their time of need. For more information on why to choose Abbott Locksmiths for your new safe, please read what customers have said about us in our reviews or contact our friendly locksmith team on 1300 655 787.