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Fireproof Safes & Data Storage FAQs

Does bolting down affect the fire and water resistance of my safe?

The fire rating of your fireproof safe will not be affected by bolting it down if the installation is carried out according to the manufacturer's instructions. Safes that also offer protection against water are no longer water tight after bolting down.

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