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What Does a Fireproof Vault Room Cost?

The cost of a fireproof vault room in the Lehigh Valley can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the size, level of security, fire resistance rating, additional features, and customization. Fireproof vault rooms are often tailored to the specific needs of the business or organization, which can impact the overall price. Here are some factors that can influence the cost of a fireproof vault room.

1. Size and Capacity: Larger vault rooms or those with higher storage capacity will generally cost more due to the increased materials and construction required.

2. Fire Resistance Rating: The fire-resistance rating of the vault room plays a significant role in its cost. A higher fire resistance rating indicates a longer period of protection against fire. Vaults with longer fire resistance may be more expensive.

3. Security Features: The level of security required for the vault room, including the type of locking mechanisms, access control systems, and surveillance, can affect the cost.

4. Construction Materials: The choice of construction materials, such as reinforced concrete, steel, or other fire-resistant materials, will impact the cost. Some materials are more expensive than others.

5. Customization: Customization of the vault room to meet specific needs, such as shelving, racking systems, and interior finishes, can add to the overall cost.

6. Installation and Site Preparation: The cost may also include expenses related to site preparation, installation, and any necessary modifications to the building where the vault room will be located.

7. Security Consulting: If a security consultant or expert is involved in the design and planning of the vault room, their fees may be included in the overall cost.

8. Additional Features: Specialized features like climate control, humidity control, and emergency backup systems can increase the cost.

9. Architectural and Design Considerations: The architectural and design complexity of the vault room can impact the price. Custom designs and architectural details may increase costs.

10. Compliance and Certification: Ensuring that the vault room meets industry standards and certifications for fire resistance and security may involve additional expenses.

11. Local Regulations and Building Codes: Costs can vary based on compliance with local building codes and regulations, as well as permits and inspections.

12. Transportation and Installation: If the vault room components need to be transported to the site and assembled, transportation and installation costs should be considered.

Given the wide range of factors that can affect the cost of a fireproof vault room, it is advisable to work with a security consultant, architectural firm, or a company specializing in vault room construction. They can assess your specific requirements, provide a detailed cost estimate, and ensure that the vault room meets your security and fire protection needs.

The cost of a fireproof vault room can vary from tens of thousands of dollars to several hundred thousand dollars or more, depending on the complexity and specifications of the project.

FIRELOCK® provides these articles for information purposes only. We do not necessarily provide all products and services mentioned; they are for comparison purposes only. Always contact a professional about non-FIRELOCK® products and services mentioned. 


Since 1982, FIRELOCK® has been 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 they are lightweight, movable, and expandable. When combined with current high-density storage systems, FIRELOCK® vaults offer extremely high space efficiency at a considerable cost advantage per cubic foot of storage. The value of assets stored in FIRELOCK® vaults today reaches hundreds of billions of dollars and ranges from priceless animation cells and World Wrestling Entertainment videos to pharmaceutical research records and U.S. Department of Education student loan information.

With a FIRELOCK® vault, you invest in the highest-performing vault on the market today to ensure the protection of your most vital records and irreplaceable items. You gain the ability to store microfilm, computer media, file servers, and paper in one location, as well as the peace of mind that comes from knowing that all the environmental- and fire-protection elements are in place.

FIRELOCK® has been in business since 1982, and we have installed over 2000 vaults around the world. Because of this broad experience, we know how to build a vault that will provide you with maximum protection today and the flexibility to grow with you into the future.