Our data media safes are specially designed to hold all of your electronic data needs. The common misconception is that fireproof safes will also protect electronic media. Wrong. Fire Safes are only designed to protect important paper documents. These safes are specially designed to protect your electronic media from a fire with specially insulated material that keeps the inner temperature of the safe cooler than all regular fire safes on the market. Data safes should be locked in your IT Server room. Computer Media such as hard drives, DVD's, CD's, thumb drives, USB drives are easily damaged in a fire. Manufactures recommend computer media not be exposed to temperatures over 125° F or humidity over 85%. Even a hot mug of coffee represents a real hazard, so imagine what a small fire would do.
It is important to remember when you are purchasing one of these safes to know what the rating on the safe means. Some safes are fire rated for items such as papers and passports. Those will start to burn at a temperature of 451 degrees F. Data media safes are rated for temperatures to stay below 125 degrees F on the inside of the safe.
Photographs, computer hard drives, DVD's, CD's, USB thumb drives and other important electronic media will be easily destroyed or damaged at temperatures above 125 degrees F. This is why data media safes are specially labeled as such to prevent the false notion that a regular fire rated safe will protect your electronic media.
Doing the research is the easiest part and will save you the headache in the end if you purchase the right type of safe. We offer a wide variety of Sentry and First Alert data media safes that can protect your important electronic media and photographs without breaking your budget. Please call us today if you have any questions regarding these type of safes.