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What if I opt for a simpler, less expensive concrete vault?

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(Transcript) When it comes to protecting valuables, many individuals and companies may consider a safe as a portable, inexpensive option. However, a vault room provides more security (and room) than a safe for many reasons.

Common vaults are typically made of concrete, which does offer some protection from fire, keeping out smoke and flames. One downside is that at certain high temperatures, concrete releases a steam meant to regulate the inner temperature of the vault. This steam can harm documents and other media. Also, under more extreme conditions, concrete can crumble and even collapse. It is also difficult, if not impossible, to move or modify a concrete vault to meet changing needs or relocation.

FIRELOCK® modular fireproof vaults are certified by an independent, world-class laboratory, and exceed all recommended standards for fire protection. They include fire suppression and climate control features that maintain optimum internal conditions for their ratings during a fire event. They are also modular, meaning they can be custom-fitted to your unique location, and easily moved and reassembled. Call FIRELOCK® for a free estimate today!

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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.