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Laboratory Tested Proof of Performance

With a FIRELOCK® vault, you can be assured of proven protection in a real catastrophic event. Using a third-party, nationally-recognized laboratory ensures that your vault is tested to the same standard as described by the American Society of Testing & Materials (ASTM International). Many construction companies attempt to build on-site vaults with little or no experience in vault construction and without any real idea of what the performance of the vault chamber has to do with protecting vital records and media. The FIRELOCK® difference in fireproof modular vauld construction is our experience and understanding of our clients’ needs.

FIRELOCK® commissioned Omega Point Laboratories, Inc. of San Antonio, Texas, to put our modular fireproof vaults through a series of tests (ASTM-E-119 and UL 72) designed to show how the vault holds up under an extended full-scale blaze. This test was conducted for five hours and the vault, with our fireproof vault door, delivered a four-hour rating for paper documents. More importantly, the panels were able to deliver the longest fire protection rating in the industry for media.

Current industry standards require vaults to maintain an internal temperature of below 125° F during a fire for one hour, so FIRELOCK® vaults double—and in many cases triple—this baseline protection.

The FIRELOCK® panel assemblies were able to deliver the longest fire protection rating in the industry for media.

We are proud to say that all of our vaults are now listed in the official Omega Point Laboratory Directory for Listed Products.


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 mediafile 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.