Brand- en inbraakwerende kluis
Heeft u thuis of op kantoor waardevolle spullen liggen, die u wenst te beschermen tegen zowel brand als inbraak? Dan is een brand- en inbraakwerende kluis onmisbaar. Dergelijke kluizen kunnen u als huiseigenaar of ondernemer een gevoel van rust geven. U bent er immers zeker van dat uw waardevolle spullen veilig zijn. Maar wat zijn nu precies de brandwerende en inbraakwerende eigenschappen van zo een kluis?
A fireproof safe is usually double-walled. In this, fire-retardant insulation material is used. For the burglar-proof safe, the weight and a solid locking mechanism are especially important. The option of floor anchoring is also desirable, of course.
Are you curious about the advantages of fire and burglary resistant safes, and do you want to know if this unique product is also interesting for you? If so, we encourage you to thoroughly read the article below. In fact, we will tell you everything you need to know about the fireproof and burglar-proof properties of a safe.
Waar moet een brand- en inbraakwerende kluis aan voldoen?
A safe that can withstand both fire and burglary should logically be a sturdy product. After all, it must provide optimal protection against a wide variety of emergencies. Therefore, such a safe should have two certificates.
One certificate has to do with fire resistance. This should state how long, for example, paper properties are fireproof. There are several types of fireproof safes. The fire resistance of these safes can vary. For example, a safe can withstand a fire for 30, 60, 90 or as long as 120 minutes.
The table below lists common fire protection standards.
This safe is tested for 60 to 120 minutes at a temperature of 1090 degrees Celsius. In addition, it has passed a drop test of 9.15 meters.
This safe is suitable for storing paper and digital information media. It has been tested at a temperature of 1000 degrees Celsius for up to 2 hours. It also passed a 9-meter drop test.
The safe is tested for 30 to 60 minutes at a temperature of 850 degrees Celsius.
NT FIRE 017
This safe protects both paper and digital data for 1 to 2 hours up to 1090 degrees Celsius. No mention of drop test.
Safe is tested at a temperature of 840 degrees Celsius, for the duration of 60 to 120 minutes. In addition, a drop test of 4 meters was passed.
A safe may also come with a certificate for burglar resistance. The burglary resistant safe can include various certifications. The EN 14450 and the EN 1143-1, are two well-known examples.
Now, no doubt you are curious about what features such safes carry. Let’s take a closer look at both the burglary-resistant and fire-resistant properties of a safe.
Twee categorieën brandwerende kluizen
We distinguish two categories among fireproof safes. On the one hand protection for paper documents, and on the other hand protection for digital data. With the latter, you can think of USB sticks and other digital storage.
Paper is at risk of damage at temperatures as high as 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Digital information carriers, on the other hand, can already be damaged at temperatures above 50 degrees Celsius.
So often different safes are used for these two categories. Digital information carriers are smaller in size to begin with and thus require less space. Paper documents will require more space. The insulation materials used may also differ within these two categories.
Eigenschappen brandwerende kluis
Now we would like to briefly discuss the properties of a fireproof safe. This product obviously secures your valuables in case of fire, that’s for sure. But what else can we say about the properties that make this possible? A safe can only be called fireproof when it has the proper certification. But what features make a safe earn such a certificate? Below we discuss some of the features of the fireproof safe.
Most fireproof safes are double-walled. This is necessary when you know that a fire can reach temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Celsius. However, a double-walled safe is not enough to fully secure the contents of the safe. There is more to this.
2. Fire retardant insulation
The walls of a fireproof safe are, of course, also equipped with insulating material. These provide extra protection and keep the heat inside the safe from rising too quickly in the event of a fire. The housing of the safe also plays an important role in this, of course.
The safe’s housing is usually made of steel or other fireproof material. Hardened steel or other sturdy metals are used to ensure that a potential fire has no chance of affecting your valuables.
Eigenschappen inbraakwerende kluis
What features make a safe resistant to burglary? A tricky question, because how do you ensure that the safe can’t be broken into, or that the thief doesn’t just take the whole safe? Below we will discuss some of the features of the burglar-proof safe.
When it comes to a safe that needs to withstand burglary, weight is important. Such a safe is usually enormously heavy. This one is almost impossible to lift. At the same time, this means that strong materials are used.
A chainsaw or concrete shears can’t compete with such a heavy vault. The materials used in the production of these safes are simply too strong. Also, the construction makes the safe able to withstand a large external impact.
2. Floor anchoring
A burglar-proof safe can often be permanently mounted in the floor. Using a few large screws, drill the safe into the foundation. Of course, it is important in this process to be sure that the safe is in the right place. After all, you can’t move it as easily after this.
3. Solid hardware
Proper locking is, of course, essential when it comes to a safe that needs to resist break-ins. A burglar-proof safe therefore has very solid locks. Various types of locking devices can be used. Common variants are:
- Cylinder key lock
- Double key lock
- Mechanical number lock
- Electronic code lock (with emergency key)
Your ideal burglary and fire resistant safe
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