Fireproof boxes, also called deed boxes, are designed to protect documents such as passports, deeds, certificates, insurance policies but also cash and other valuables from fire. Some of the fireproof boxes additionally offer water resistance while others provide enhanced heat protection to even store memory sticks and CDs, classified as digital media.
Documents and deeds can be of great importance. They should be stored in a way that protects them from fire. A deed box provides peace of mind and protection for those valuable documents. For extra protection select a model that also offers protection against water to prevent floods or fire fighting water to damage the contents. We offer a range of boxes from A5 through to A4, as well as suspension file chests and some chests can protect your digital media, too! Should you require burglary protection as well, we would recommend one of our fireproof safes, some of which can be bolted to the floor.
Fireproof boxes are known as many different things; deed boxes, fire chests, document protection boxes, fire resistant boxes, small safe boxes and many other names. Essentially they all do the same thing - give you protection from fire and often water, protecting your valuable documents.
As paper and digital media start to degrade above a certain level of heat, the storage compartment(s) inside a fireproof box must be kept below this critical temperature in a fire. The double wall construction forms a cavity which is filled with a special composite that absorbs the heat of the blaze. The lid contains intumescent seals, which will fuse and hermetically seal the box to prevent any smoke from entering and avoid a damaging change in moisture level inside the box during the fire