Digital information is destroyed at temperatures above 125°F (52°C), yet most vault designs use concrete or gypsum board which allows the interior vault temperature to climb above 212°F (100°C) within minutes of a large-scale fire. FIRELOCK® is unique in our ability to provide two, three and four-hour rated Class 125 vault chambers, depending upon the size of the vault.
FIRELOCK® has been the consistent leader in vault technology with automatic vault closers, insulated cable trays, smoke barriers and magnetic shielding to ensure the survival of your information assets.
The integrity and survival of data for hundreds of diverse applications are entrusted to FIRELOCK® protective chambers. They include animation cells for some of the world’s most “magical” films; clinical studies, batch records and research documentation from leading pharmaceutical manufacturers; digital audio and video collections; presidential memorabilia and historical documents; Native American artifacts, and land and deed records; vast global corporate archives; and financial records for some of our nation’s largest banks and investment houses.
Many businesses worldwide have also chosen to protect their vital records offsite through our network of independent media storage providers which all standardize their vault chamber design on the FIRELOCK® Class 125 Vault Chamber which provides magnetic shielding and environmental control as well as clean agent fire suppression within the vault chamber itself. A vault that will limit the rate of temperature rise to not exceed 125°F (52°C) will protect media. Most vaults are constructed of concrete or concrete block to merely protect paper format records, which allow the temperature to quickly rise to 212°F (100°C) and 100% relative humidity. Vault chambers that are to protect computer media cannot exceed 80% relative humidity without damaging the media. if the temperature rises to 125°F and 100% relative humidity, then the media is destroyed. Testing requirements by Underwriters Laboratories and the National Institute of Standards require that media rated safes and vaults not exceed 125°F and 80% relative humidity in order to receive a Listing and Label as a protection device.
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- Firelock® Modular Vault Chambers Firelock™ is the world’s leading manufacturer of media-rated modular vault chambers. Unlike poured-in-place concrete vaults, Firelock vaults are constructed from individual panels, filled with a heat-resistant ceramic material and are lightweight, movable, and expandable. When combined with current high density storage systems, Firelock vaults offer extremely high space efficiency and a considerable cost advantage per cubic foot of storage.