Fire safes are designed to protect valuable documents or digital media in the event of a fire. Fire safes are tested to ensure that they can withstand heat and flames either using in-house testing or third party independent testing. For the purposes of insurance a fire safe must be tested by an accredited test house.
The fire resistance of a safe is a measure of the minimum survival time the safe will last in a fire. The higher the fire rating, the longer it will last and more durable it will be. Fire resistant safes are rated for paper or data. Data safes or media safes require that during a fire the internal temperature of the safe will remain below 57°C. Many freestanding fireproof safes will have a certain level of burglary protection. These fire proof safes are perfect for using as home safes and small business safes.