Everything You Should Know About Fire Safes

14
Sep

Today more than one million new polymer £10.00 notes went into circulation in the UK.

 

What is most interesting about this new polymer £10.00 note is the addition of a tactile left-hand corner, developed with the help of the royal national institute of the blind; this feature has been added to help blind and partially sighted users, which we think is fantastic.

The new polymer £10.00 note features a portrait of Jane Austen the author of the classic novel Pride & Prejudice. The note has been released on the bicentenary of her death, which is today! Jane Austen will replace Charles Darwin who has appeared on the notes since late 2000.

This is the second of the new polymer notes to be released into circulation in the UK, the first being the £5.00 pound note which was released on 13.09.2016. These new notes are considered cleaner, safer and stronger. Besides outcry in 2016 for the revelation that a small amount of tallow, or animal fat, was used to create the polymer notes, the decision has been carefully considered that the new £10.00 and £20.00 notes will use the same manufacture process.

 

This is where Phoenix Safe comes in, we would like to reassure all of our customers and safe users; that our fire protection safes are still going to protect your cash.

 

It’s no secret that the new polymer notes have slightly lower fire & heat resistance than their paper counterparts.

The polymer £10.00 note will start to distort at 120°C but will melt at 170°C. This is nowhere near the resistance our safes provide in a fire. Our safes are tested to their limits before they even become available to our customers. They are tested inside of a giant furnace that typically exceeds temperatures of over 1000°C; while being subject to this the internal temperature never exceeds the temperature they are designed to protect.  Ensuring your new polymer £10.00 notes are as safe as they possibly can be.

We are so confident that your notes will be secure, we offer a FREE lifetime “After-The-Fire” warranty, meaning that should you be unlucky enough to suffer a house fire or commercial fire, Phoenix will replace your Phoenix fire safe free of charge.

 

For more information please feel free to contact us!

4
Sep

autum leaves yellow safe

Terms & Conditions

  1. The promoter is: Phoenix Safe Company Ltd, whose registered office is: Apex House, 1 Orrell Mount, Bootle, L20 6NS
  2. This competition is open to UK residents only, aged 18 and older.
  3. There is no entry fee or purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
  6. Closing date for entry will be 11/09/2017 at 00:00am. After this time, no further entries will be permitted.
  7. The rules of this competition and how to enter are as follows: Twitter – An entrant must follow the page @Phoenix_Safe_Co & retweet the competition tweet.
  8. The prize is as follows: ONE Compact Home Office SS0721E Yellow Security Safe.
  9. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry.
  10. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.
  11. ONE winner will be selected at random from all Twitter Entries. Winner will be announced within 5 working days of the closing date.
  12. Phoenix Safe Co Ltd. reserve the right to cancel this competition at any time.
  13. Phoenix Safe Co Ltd. reserve the right to amend the competition at any time.
  14. The decision of the competition promoter is final, and no discussion will be entered into with regards to the winner.
31
Jul

comic book blue safe

Terms & Conditions

  1. The promoter is: Phoenix Safe Company Ltd, whose registered office is: Apex House, 1 Orrell Mount, Bootle, L20 6NS
  2. This competition is open to UK residents only, aged 18 and older.
  3. There is no entry fee or purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
  6. Closing date for entry will be 05/08/2017 at 00:00am. After this time, no further entries will be permitted.
  7. The rules of this competition and how to enter are as follows: Twitter – An entrant must follow the page @Phoenix_Safe_Co & retweet the competition tweet.
  8. The prize is as follows: ONE Compact Home Office SS0721E Blue Security Safe.
  9. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry.
  10. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.
  11. ONE winner will be selected at random from all Twitter Entries. Winner will be announced within 5 working days of the closing date.
  12. Phoenix Safe Co Ltd. reserve the right to cancel this competition at any time.
  13. Phoenix Safe Co Ltd. reserve the right to amend the competition at any time.
  14. The decision of the competition promoter is final, and no discussion will be entered into with regards to the winner.
12
Apr

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  1. The promoter is: Phoenix Safe Company Ltd, whose registered office is: Apex House, 1 Orrell Mount, Bootle, L20 6NS
  2. This competition is open to UK residents only, aged 18 and older.
  3. There is no entry fee or purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
  6. Closing date for entry will be 18th April at 08:59am. After this time, no further entries will be permitted.
  7. The rules of this competition and how to enter are as follows:
    On Twitter – An entrant must follow the page @Phoenix_Safe_Co, retweet the competition tweet, and reply with how many eggs they think are in the safe, for their entry to be valid.
    On Facebook – An entrant must like the competition post and comment with how many eggs they think are in the safe.
  8. The prize is as follows:
    ONE yellow safe (SS0721EYD).
  9. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry.
  10. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.
  11. ONE winner will be selected at random from all correct entries across Facebook and Twitter. If no entrants are correct, a winner will be chosen at random from the closest guesses. Winner will be announced within 5 working days of the closing date.
  12. Phoenix Safe Co Ltd. reserve the right to cancel this competition at any time.
  13. Phoenix Safe Co Ltd. reserve the right to amend the competition at any time.
  14. The decision of the competition promoter is final, and no discussion will be entered into with regards to the winner.
5
Apr

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  1. What is a fire safe?

Fire safes are generally broken down into three main categories: Those which will protect paper documents; digital media such as USB sticks or DVDs; or magnetic data tapes such as LTOs, DAT tapes or DLTs.

Fire safes and data safes are built differently to protect their contents, as each can withstand different levels of heat:

Paper: 177 °C / 350 °F
Digital: 120 °C / 248 °F
Data: 52 °C / 125 °F

Data tapes are sensitive, easily damaged and susceptible to low levels of heat or humidity. The manufacturers recommend maximum exposure to heat must not exceed 52°C or humidity levels of greater than 85%. Thus, data safes are designed to keep the inside of the safe below 85% humidity, whilst also maintaining an internal temperature below 52°C (or about half that of a cup of coffee).

  1. Will they protect against a burglar?

Yes, they are still a safe at the end of the end of the day and many fire safes are suitable for secure storage for cash and valuables too. Much of what the average house owner keeps in a fire safe is often important documents like passports, house and vehicle documentation and even irreplaceable family photographs, meaning protection against fire is the main priority.

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However, as many home owners wish to keep their paperwork and valuables all in one place, many of our fire safes offer double protection. Our Cosmos HS9960 series, for example, is available with 60 minutes of fire protection and an overnight insurance rating of £100,000 for cash and £1 million for valuables. Even our entry level fire safes like the Titan FS1280 Series, offers 60 minutes fire protection for paper & digital media as well as being suitable for £2,000 cash or £20,000 for valuables.

  1. What should I be keeping in a fire safe?

With some documents, it is essential that they be easily accessible should the worst happen and a fire strikes. Insurance documents, passports, and house deeds will allow you to speedily make a claim and get back on your feet after a fire; whilst banking and investment information will ensure you will be able to access vital funds. You should consider keeping any legal document which you currently keep on your property in a fire safe, as often replacing them is a long and arduous process.

Fire safes are not only for important documents however. Sometimes, the most valuable items are those which hold sentimental value, and these are often completely irreplaceable. These can include family photographs, handwritten letters from loved ones, or your children’s drawings. As many people no longer print off their photographs, consider keeping data backups on a memory stick or hard drive.  Don’t forget to filter the safes on our website to ensure they are designed to protect your contents, whether they be your family’s paper birth certificates, a USB stick full of photographs, or a data tape containing your business’ back-up information.

  1. How are fire safes tested?

Fire resistant safes are rated by the amount of time they can withstand the extreme temperatures a fire produces, while not exceeding a set internal temperature depending on what it is designed to protect.  Phoenix design and manufacture fire safes that are tested to ensure that in the event of a fire the contents will remain protected, not only by fire but also by superheated gases and ultimately against water when the fire is extinguished. At Phoenix, all of our safes are tested to strict, internationally recognised standards.

  1. And why should I choose Phoenix?

Here at Phoenix, we truly understand the devastating consequences of house or office fires. We specialize in offering our customers the best and most appropriate level of fire protection for their belongings, and our customer service advisors are able to offer you expert advice should you need help choosing. Phoenix is now the largest manufacturer of fire and data safes in Europe, with an extensive range of products to suit your needs.

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We demonstrate our utmost confidence in our own products by offering a FREE lifetime “After-The-Fire” warranty, meaning that should you be unlucky enough to suffer a house fire or commercial fire, Phoenix will replace your fire safe free of charge.

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