» » » Fire safes for data very different to paper ones !

Fire safes for data very different to paper ones !

posted in: General News | 0

I could write much about fire safes for data but I will try and keep it short, but I am happy to take calls or emails about them. I saw my first fire safe for data almost 34 years ago. It was big, real big and only big institutions bought them as they were the only ones that needed to protect the huge tapes from fire. Data safes or data cabinets are effectively high grade document or record protection cabinets. Paper starts to char at around 150 Celsius but data which includes tape drives, hard drives, jump sticks, usb sticks, DVD’s etc. However 50 -60 degrees is the temperature that data mediums start being affected by heat so if you were to put your backup in the fire resistant filing cabinet and there was a fire the paper records would be okay but the backups useless.

There are so many ways to back up data but having a up to date data copy in your possession is a nice feeling and we have become a bit complacent with all our records and if there is a fire any backup is better than no back up. Around 70% of all businesses that have a fire go under. We were affected by the 2011 Brisbane floods and I assure you that was easy (even though we had 4 meters of water through our workshop) compared to the speed and destruction that a fire will do. Data safes come in many sizes but we find only 2 sizes are popular. A five litre data safe will fit an enormous amount of household records such as DVD’s hard drives and USB sticks, the larger 50 litre data safe is more popular with small to medium businesses.

Data safe are NOT designed to protect the contents from criminals armed with pry bars and hammers and your average criminal isn’t generally after data backups because they can easily be protected by password encryption. A criminal who was after the contents of a data safe for blackmail or for commercial espionage is a different matter and whilst rare we can help with this specific risk. For more info simply call 1300 556500 or send an email from the side of this page.

Visit our online store to see KGB’s Fire Rating Safes

We have extended our fire rating safes to include some of the Dominator Safe range, we would also recommend you look at the Guardall BFG ranges.  If you would like more advice please chat to Kel, our safe specialist, about what size and fire rating safe will suit your needs.

 

Heading — Fire safes for data very different to paper ones ! vers 1.43 by Technical

 

 

 

 

Home Fire Safes 

Data and Fire Home Safes

Family photos are irreplaceable! Whether you have actual photos or digital drives, important documents and data should be stored in a fire safe with a minimum of 45mins.

Our data protection boxes are designed to protect digital media from damage in the event of a fire and can also be placed inside a larger safe. We have both large and small data safes in stock for you to choose from. Take a look at our most popular models below.

KGB Fire and Data Home Safes Brisbane

Model

Size

Cash Rating

Price

H250xW560xD400
43kg
$8,000

$530


H250xW560xD400
53kgs
$8,000

$685


400x560x630cm
87kg
$8,000

$845


H750xW640xD500
132kg
$8,000

$1060


H450xW445xL390
34kg
N/A

$999


H800xW445xL390
53kg
N/A

$1265.8


H222xW352xD250
31kg
N/A

$619


H352xW452xD350
56kg
N/A

$760


H552xW452xD350
76kg
N/A

$855


H334xW444xL355
100kg
$45,000

$1535


H624xW414xL355
140kg
$45,000

$1958


H474xW484xL450
160kg
$45,000

$2130


H604xW504xL455
200kg
$45,000

$2280


H804xW504xL455
250kg
$45,000

$2550


H450xW380xD360
82kg
$25,000

$895


H540xW400xD380
100kg
$25,000

$1119


H730xW480xD400
146kg
$25,000

$1416


Fire Resistant Safes for Paper 

Model

Size

Cash Rating

Price

H1050xW600xL382
315kg
N/A

$2605


H260xW350xL210
100kg
$45,000

$1535


H370xW440xD390
67kg
$20,000

$1080