Chubbsafes Document Protection Cabinets – DPC
Providing up to 2 hours fire protection for important documents
High fire risk requires adapted protection
For most companies, important documentation, such as accounting and tax information, contracts, certificates and other sensitive paperwork, is absolutely critical to business continuity. However, the threat of fire is very real for businesses, and can lead to thousands of pounds in damage. Despite this significant risk, many offices lack fire-resistant security solutions that are capable of protecting critical documents from fire while keeping them organised at the same time. Also many fire-resistant document cabinets come with a variety of challenges:
Increased risk of fire: Every year, thousands of businesses are victims of fire. Paper and digital documents are particularly vulnerable to excessive heat, and their loss can have a devastating impact on business continuity.
Insufficient testing standards: Many cabinets offer certified protection against fire but the testing processes to which they are subjected are not always as extensive as needed. For example, internal conditions can deteriorate even after the fire burns out and rapid heating can break through buildings, both of which need to be taken into account to ensure superior resistance.
Lack of customisable fittings: Traditional fire-resistant cabinets provide sufficient shelving but often lack customisable fittings, such as lockable drawers and pull-out trays. The result is a security solution that is unable to adapt to very specific business needs.
Document Protection Cabinets from Chubbsafes is a range of high-capacity storage solutions with a variety of customisable fittings developed to resist fire for up to two hours. The Document Protection Cabinets are tested by UL (Underwriter’s Laboratories) according to Standard 72 and are certified for Class 350 for up to 2 hour fire protection. Constructed with the highest quality materials, the Document Protection Cabinets are perfectly suitable for office environments. All models provide functional, ergonomic and modern design which blends nicely into any office configuration.
Document Protection Cabinets by Chubbsafes is a range of certified cabinets offering the best fire endurance certification label available on the market today: UL 72 Class 350 2 Hr. Available in six high-capacity sizes from 160 to 670 litres, Document Protection Cabinets can resist up to two hours of assault by fire, ensuring your documents are fully protected to the highest international standards. A range of customisable internal fittings offers you even more flexibility to organise your documents based on your needs.
To ensure you benefit from advanced fire resistance, Document Protection Cabinets are subjected to an extensive fire testing process that consists of placing the cabinet in a furnace, heating it to a temperature of 1000°C or more for two hours, and analysing the internal temperature both during furnace heating and the cooling down process once the furnace burners have been turned off. In addition, UL also includes the following measures in its fire endurance test to ensure superior resistance:
Furnace cooling or “soak out” to replicate the conditions experienced when a fire burns out. After the fire has been extinguished, it is not possible to retrieve your information immediately. Hot rubble continues to heat the cabinet. It is then important that your cabinet is designed to withstand such conditions. assault by fire, ensuring your documents are fully protected to the highest international standards. A range of customisable internal fittings offers you even more flexibility to organise your documents based on your needs.
Rapid heating to simulate explosion testing at all levels of certification. Rapid heating occurs where fire transits a building quickly so the cabinet can suddenly be subjected to extremely high temperatures. This “explosion” or “shock” test as it is sometimes known, simulates this scenario. Safes not tested in this way may rupture under such conditions leading to loss of contents.
You can rely on the durability of Document Protection Cabinets over the long term thanks to an automatic mechanism, which ensures bolts are in place and able to resist fire whenever the door is closed. The models designed with double doors also include a door interlocking system that prevents the right-hand door from being closed if the left-hand door is not already secured. For an added layer of reassurance, you can choose to anchor the cabinets to the floor using a standard security safe anchor bolt.
A wide variety of optional internal fittings ensures you can customise the cabinet to your specific needs. Each cabinet is equipped with a number of standard shelves (ranging from one to four). The underside of each shelf has been developed to allow front loading A4 filling pockets to be suspended below. The cabinets also include adjustable pull-out frames for a variety of file sizes and orientations. You can also choose from lockable cupboards and drawers for added security, as well as a pull-out tray for small items or cards.
• Banks and Financial Institutions
• Insurance and Legal Organizations
• Government Departments
• Research & Development and Human Resources Offices
• All customers looking to protect a large volume of high-risk documents
• Fire: UL 72 Class 350 2 Hr for fire protection
• Fitted with a Mauer 71111A key lock as standard. Dual Locking or single electronic or manual combination locks are available at additional costs.
• Standard shelves, ranging from 1 to 4
• Pullout filing frames to accommodate a variety of file sizes and orientations
• Lockable cupboards for highly valuable items
• Lockable drawers for added protection
• Pullout trays for small items or cards