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A fireproof cupboard could save you losing valuable documents and data

Whether you have personal documents you want to keep safe or you work from home or in an office and want to know how to protect documents from fire damage, you should consider investing in a fireproof cupboard or safe.

However, you might not be sure which documents you need to protect. We take a look at some of the crucial paperwork you should think about storing in a fireproof unit.

Protecting your crucial documents from fire

Business

Businesses tend to have a lot of critical documentation that needs to be protected at all costs. The most of important of these will tend to be, in decreasing order, business registration documentation, client or contract critical documentation and employee records.

Much of this will be stored online nowadays, usually on protected servers or professional cloud network storage. However, your business registration documentation may need to be kept in its original form, as too might any property leases or ownership documents.

Client contracts too might stipulate that original documents are kept safe and protected. The majority of employee documentation is likely to be held digitally, although that can depend on how advanced your document processing capabilities are – if you need to hold copies of ID and visa documentation, you might be storing this in paper form.

Regardless, any legal documentation that is required for you to operate your business should be kept in a fireproof safe or cupboard. The same is as true for small business and freelancers as it is for large companies.

Domestic

If, however, you’re thinking of protecting documents at home, the list is different. It is suggested that birth certificates, passports and other ID documentation is kept in a fireproof unit, as well as property titles, car ownership documents and any insurance policies you have. Wills, living trusts and health care proxies or power of attorney documents are also important.

It can also be important to keep spare home or car keys and some financial information safe in a fireproof safe.

The easiest way to work out what to store safely is to think what you absolutely couldn’t live without. If you have copies of some documents stored on the cloud, you might be okay if you lose paper version, but some documents will cost money to replace. Think insurance policies, passports and ID cards and house titles.

It can be easier to err on the side of caution if you’re not exactly sure. Purchase a fireproof safe or cupboard that is large enough to store everything you need and you can rest easy knowing you are protected.

Fireproof cupboards to keep all your valuables safe

We stock a wide range of

to suit any requirements. From small and desktop sized safes to larger, free-standing cupboards, we carry something whether you’re protecting domestic documents, personal treasures or you’re looking for small, medium or large business security.

Our fireproof cupboards have a heavy duty construction and are fully tested to stringent safety standards to give you complete peace of mind. Have a look at our full range here and talk to our sales team if you need advice on ordering.

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Last Modified / Updated on: May 21, 2018 at 10:24 am

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