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Secure Storage Fire Vault

Best UK protection

Saracen have one of the safest and most secure fire vaults in the UK, with greater protection for your documents or media.

It is fire-rated for 4 hours and is suitable for all types of computer and broadcast media, microfiche and sensitive document storage. The release of the gas is fully automated but can be also released manually (electrical remote release or in the unlikely event of a total power failure locally). Saracen’s Secure Media Vaults are made out of Durasteel which has durability and have been tested to extremes and power shield fire protecting metal door. They are impact moisture resistant and withstand vibration. Each system is tested up to 240-minute fire resistance. Durasteel partitions provide vertical fire barriers to meet the requirements of BS 476: Part 22: 1987(unexposed surface of the barrier does not exceed 140 degrees centigrade above ambient temperature) . They will withstand the wear and tear of industrial and commercial environments and resist the forces of high pressure hose stream encountered during fire-fighting.

Our SECURE GAS PROTECTED MEDIA VAULTS in Leatherhead are fully safeguarded by inert gas (Argonite) fire suppression/extinguishing system and security alarms. It is fire-rated for 4 hours and is suitable for all types of computer and broadcast media, microfiche and sensitive document storage. The release of the gas is fully automated but can be also released manually (electrical remote release or in the unlikely event of a total power failure locally). Saracen’s Secure Media Vaults are made out of Durasteel which has durability and have been tested to extremes and power shield fire protecting metal door. They are impact moisture resistant and withstand vibration. Each system is tested up to 240-minute fire resistance. Durasteel partitions provide vertical fire barriers to meet the requirements of BS 476: Part 22: 1987(unexposed surface of the barrier does not exceed 140 degrees centigrade above ambient temperature) . They will withstand the wear and tear of industrial and commercial environments and resist the forces of high pressure hose stream encountered during fire-fighting.

The processes of vault construction, fire equipment installation on and operation are fully certified and adhere to or exceed specifications and standards:

  • EU declaration of conformity (Pipe BS13871 SCH80 galvanised, Pipe Fittings BS1710 and
  • Installation BS ISO 14520:2000 Gaseous fire extinguishing systems)
  • Mechanical commissioning certificate
  • Pressure test sheet
  • Room integrity test report
  • Fire alarm commissioning certificate FA3
  • Enclosure Integrity procedure verification HA5.1
  • Certificate of equipment commissioned
  • H&S guideline and information related to Argonite and PTFE thread seal tape

As well as the full fire protection, exceeding BS4783 standards, the Secure Media Vault also has 24Hr CCTV and security coded access, air sampling, humidity and temperature equipment.

All Media is transported in Secure Media Cases

Our vault has 4 hour rating against the usual 1.5 hours and other safety features, as you can see in the table below. If you want more details please contact us and ask us why we're so confident about our fire vault security.

Fire Vault 

4 hour Fire Rating

  • Saracen: Yes
  • Competitors: Very Few

Durasteel Protection

  • Saracen: Yes
  • Competitors: Very Few

Gas Protection

  • Saracen: Yes
  • Competitors:  Some

Fire Detection

  • Saracen: Yes
  • Competitors: Some

Humidity Control & Air Filtering

  • Saracen: Yes
  • Competitors: Most

Exceed BSI Recommendations & Sox Compliant

  • Saracen: Yes
  • Competitors: Very Few

If you're interested to see this high specification set up then why not ask us and make an appointment. We welcome customers seeing how we look after their important documents.

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