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According to end users, the most important documents to store in a fireproof file are?

Our research has identified the top five reasons businesses currently or not currently using fireproof records protection will consider purchasing FireKing products are: 1.) To protect records needed to prove losses to their insurance company.2.) No need to take chances when a fireproof file is an investment that will last the lifetime of the business.3.) Fire can cause major damage in an individual office even if the building doesn’t catch fire. 4.) Lost accounting records can dramatically affect a company’s financial health.5.) Because no building is really fireproof. Protecting records for insurance claims was perceived as more important than protecting accounting records; and, fireproof files were viewed as an investment, not an expense like some other office equipment such as copiers, computers, faxes etc. 

Are all FireKing files impact tested?

FireKing files carry Underwriters' Laboratories 1-hour fire and impact rating. To earn the the UL Impact rating a fully loaded file cabinet is heated to 1550 degrees Fahrenheit for one-half hour and then dropped 30 feet onto a bed of rubble. It is then placed back in the oven at 1550 degrees for another 30 minutes. The contents must survive this test to earn the rating.

Are the filing cabinets waterproof?

No. FireKing Classic Commercial Files have passed the ETL water resistant test. All FireKing files are designed to be water resistant against fire hose and sprinkler systems after the insulated product is exposed to heat.  

Are these products really fireproof?

No product on the market is totally fire proof. The actual UL classification is for fire resistance based on the product’s tested and proven ability to resist fires of specific temperatures and lengths. These tests are based on the types and duration of fires experienced by the vast majority of businesses

At what temperatures does Computer media begins to breakdown and become useless?

Computer media such as film is different from paper records. Film will be rendered useless at temperatures above 125 degrees Fahrenheit and above 80% relative humidity. Why is this important? Computer media needs extra protection. That's why we offer special products just for computer media such as our MediaVault and data safes. They maintain an inside temperature of less than 125 and 80 percent relative humidity.

Can I have a different lock than what is in the picture?

Yes, on certain models.  Call our Customer Service Team for other lock options.  

Do you offer international service?

Yes, we do, for more information call (812) 822-5574 ext. 3014 for Fire King Customer Service

Does FireKing modify cabinetry or perform carpentry services?

No, technicians perform safe repairs and installations. However, FireKing will consult with you on your custom needs to ensure you get the best results from your new safe.

How do you calculate how many inches of filing space are in a cabinet?

Let’s use a 4-2131-C for an example. Take the inside depth of the cabinet, 26”, and multiply that by the number of drawers, 4. So, 26 * 4 = 104 

How do you calculate how many papers can be filed in a file cabinet?

Because people tend to file differently (some use many file folders some use only a few) and because people file different types of papers (catalogues vs. single sheets) the best way to calculate how many papers can be filed in a cabinet is to measure one inch worth of the materials you plan to file. Then count however many papers/items are in that inch and multiply that by the interior depth of the drawer. The resulting number is how many papers can be filed in each drawer. 

How long after a fire should I wait to open my FireKing cabinet?

Wait until you can comfortably rest your hand on the cabinet before you open it, to avoid thedanger of spontaneous combustion of its contents. While you can artificially cool down thecabinet with water, it can give a false impression of how cool the interior may be, so be very careful.

How long does it take to have a file/safe delivered and installed?

Between two and four weeks typically from the time your order is submitted and depending on stock levels.

I have a certain type of space. Would a file/safe fit into it?

You can contact our sales team, and they would be happy to help you with this.  

Questions to think about:

What are your most important documents? What would happen to your business if these documents were lost in a disaster? What are you doing to protect them? 

What are your hours of operation?

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

What good is a product that is only rated for one hour? Fires last longer than that.

Fires rarely burn for more than 10 – 20 minutes in one location. As it passes through the building, the fire's intensity changes as flammable items are consumed.  

What good is a product that is rated Class 350 or Class 125? Fires get much hotter than 350°F or 125°F.

Files are tested to external temperatures of 1,700°F.  Class 125° and 350°F are internal temperatures for computer media tapes and paper documents.  

What kind of finish do you find on FireKing Cabinets?

All FireKing cabinets are finished with an electrostatic powder coating. The powder is applied to all sides including the bottom panel. Powder coating is more durable than paint and scratch-resistant, providing a quality appearance. Eleven standard colors are available on most models.

What percentage of consumers believe standard filing cabinets are fireproof.

59%. Our research shows fifty-nine percent of consumers believe standard filing equipment will provide protection for their vital documents. Furthermore, 30 percent do not believe fireproof files will provide adequate protection. 20 percent are completely unaware of the need to protect records or the availability of fireproof file cabinets and data safes.

Why are FireKing files impact tested?

Heat isn’t the only hazard during a fire. Ceilings fall and floors collapse. If a file cabinet is not rated for impact, it could split open and fail in this situation. For FireKing cabinets to carry the 7/17/02 11:21 AM Page 11 Composite UL 1-Hour fire and impact rating, a fully loaded file cabinet is heated at 1550º F. for 1/2 hour, dropped 30 feet onto a bed of rubble, inverted and placed back in the 1550º oven for another 1/2 hour. The contents must survive this test for the cabinet to earn the rating.

Why are the Medeco locks considered high security?

FireKing’s proprietary Medeco locks are considered high security because of three features: key control, pick resistance, and physical strength. 

Why do I need a special file? My everyday files are metal - they won't burn.

Standard Metal Files offer no protection from fire. They will actually directly conduct the fire's heat inside, where your records will ignite and burn.

Why do I need a special product for computer media? Don't fire files and safes protect everything from fire?

FireKing files are rated to protect both documents and electronic media to include CD, DVD, hard drives and thumb drives. To protect records kept on tape you need a data safe which carries the UL Class 125° rating. 

Why do I need special products to protect computer media?

Computer media is considerably more susceptible to heat and moisture damage than paper records, and therefore must have a considerably greater degree of protection. FireKing Data Safes are designed to provide superior protection against not just heat and humidity, but also dust and magnetic interference. They offer complete protection for your company's computer media.

Why should I buy records protection products? After all, I'm insured.

Fire insurance is available, but many fire sufferers found out the hard way that insurance will only pay on losses that can be documented. If your records are lost, you must still be able to document to the insurance company exactly what was lost and what it was worth before they will pay. Fire sufferers have also found out that some items can never be totally reconstructed, even if insurance pays. Vendor/client files, contracts, personnel files, engineering blueprints, accounts receivable and payable - can you and your staff remember or recreate all the information for all these categories? Personal records such as wills, passports, wedding/divorce papers, birth certificates, baby pictures, household goods inventory, tax records, and personal treasures (such as art masterpieces by your child) should all be protected at home.

Why should I purchase records protection products? Won’t my insurance cover my records?

The proper business insurance will cover your records. The catch is, you must document all your losses. If your documents are destroyed, that will be extremely difficult. In addition, there are business records and even personal items that are literally irreplaceable. No amount of insurance can compensate for their loss.