What to Keep in Your Fireproof SafeStandard fireproof safes protect your valuables against intense heat and smoke damage, for periods of up to 120 minutes. The best type of fireproof safe for you depends on the items you wish to store. When deciding which fireproof safe to get, keep these points in mind:
- Paper, passports, certificates, and documents require a safe capable of withstanding 350 degrees F or more.
- Digital media — such as memory sticks, USBS, CDs and DVDs — require a safe that can withstand 238 degrees F or more.
- Data such as computer backups, internal hard drives, and tapes are the most vulnerable; these require a safe that may withstand temperatures of 150 degrees F or more.