As leading Perth fire resistant safes providers, Askwith Safe Company prioritises quality protection. For example, we endorse a fire resistant safes based on exemplary brand and product performance.
Whether choosing a fire resistant cash free standing safe, fire resistant floor safe, or fire resistant home safe, general criteria must be met to guarantee superior securing of important items. Below are key questions to consider prior to your purchase.
What type of budget should I be looking at for a fire resistant safe?
What you place inside your safe will define the ratings/protection needed, and this is reflected in the price. Keep in mind, saving money on a fireproof safe could render valuables a melted mess if the internal temperature rises too high.
Askwith Safe Company’s team of safe specialists provide safes Australia-wide for commercial and residential properties. Our experts ensure clients make informed decisions when securing premium yet affordable protection for valued goods.
How do I know a safe is truly fire resistant?
In today’s market, a rating system known as UL acts as a popular and recognised guide. UL stands for Underwriters Laboratories, who provide verified certification. Some UL ratings can only protect certain items during a fire, so you need to take note.
The first number tells the highest internal temperature the safe will reach. The second number shows the hours the safe stays equal to or under that range. (For example, documents need a UL rating that promises conditions they can survive.)
Why does my insurance provider need to know the cash rating of a safe?
Fire isn’t the only threat to your belongings. Stopping theft is also a lead priority. Think of the cash rating as a reflection of the security level the safe offers, in the face of a determined intruder. This is why both UL rating and cash rating matter.
A few factors relating to the safe’s construction quality impact the cash rating. This rating then affects your insurance cover. Yes, higher cash ratings equal higher-priced safes — but the result is increased cover from an insurance provider.
What else should I keep in mind?
A client may be concerned about particular conditions in a workplace or location that could potentially increase damage to the safe, in the event of a fire. In these cases, further fireproofing protection ratings may be sought.
Such conditions include proximity to highly flammable chemicals, or falls from a notable height. Consult our experienced team about industry ratings that measure a fireproof safe’s performance during an explosion, or as a result of impact.
Any other key factors I need to watch out for?
Where the safe is being placed matters, and it’s worth considering delivery and installation needs. At Askwith Safe Company we offer Delivery and Installation services, as well as Safe Maintenance, Repairs, and Servicing.
Waterproofing is also relevant. While people often focus on fire threats, it only takes water from a flood, burst pipe or even the firefighter’s hose to create havoc. Our team can help you ascertain the level of waterproofing you’re likely to need.
Why we’re a preferred safe provider
As Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territories’ sole distributor of Chubbsafes — and the Australian sole distributor of Mutual, Rhino, IronGuard and Protectall Safes — we know people rely on our expertise.
For a quarter of a century, Askwith Safe Company has been providing Australia’s domestic and commercial safes. Let’s talk soon about the specifics of needing a safe in Perth or elsewhere. Our friendly team will recommend the best brand and model for your budget.