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People seem fascinated by stories of hidden treasures. In my life, my occupation is to hide away people’s treasures. Back some 40 years ago my brother Terry and I began a very special vault company. Not some little safes, but room sized to massive sized vaults.


When researching towns in the Northeast, one finds that tracking history is like following a river or creek back to its source. The farther one goes back, the more the history tracks to earlier settlements and towns. This is apropos regarding Whately, because it lies on the western bank of the Connecticut River.

The Sustainable Vault

FIRELOCK® Modular Vaults entered the arena of modular vault construction in 1982 and developed modular vault chambers that offer an extremely long lifespan, and added the benefit that they could be relocated and expanded.

Trends in the Archival Community—Future Projections

Digital preservation absorbs approximately 50% of an archive budget in the current centers. This percentage is expected to continue growing annually. FIRELOCK predicts the risk to the collections will increase over time due to reliance on Cloud Storage and the continual need to upgrade hardware and software.

New Threats to Public Safety: Arson at the Police Station

Many citizens may not consider the threat recent riots pose until something occurs in their own local community.  Demonstrations devolving into riots and arson affect our society and way of life.  Local small businesses being burned out of operation is sadly becoming more widespread.  This is catastrophic to the hard working families that spend their life savings building a business.  All too often these businesses are not properly insured and will close their doors forever.  There is a greater risk to… Read More »New Threats to Public Safety: Arson at the Police Station

Who Protects the Holy Grail?

Vaults have served many purposes throughout the centuries. For example, churches in the 15th Century built vaults as part of the sacristy to protect church funds, chalices, and expensive ministerial robes, as well as church artifacts and printed documents. Illustrated manuscripts with painted illumination were part of the church’s collections. Castles also contained vaults to… Read More »Who Protects the Holy Grail?

Trumble County Memorial Hospital

ProjectProtect vital medical records for their patients, data processing records for the Chief Information Officer and documents required by the JCAHO. SolutionFIRELOCK® Modular Data Vault with Class 125 Fire Rating and magnetic shielding installed adjacent to medical records and the Oncology Department. Due to new requirements by the JCAHO, hospitals and medical clinics are required… Read More »Trumble County Memorial Hospital

Multinational Fortune 500 Company

The ProjectProtect vital records for data processing and the central corporate repository. The Chief Information Officer was in control of 300,000 magnetic media cartridges. The repository was also to include four large StorageTek Silos, which would allow all divisions to have online access to the record library. SolutionA 66′ x 60′ x 10′ FIRELOCK® Modular… Read More »Multinational Fortune 500 Company