We can open your fire safe at very reasonable prices But herw are some guidelines for choosing a safe
Fire safes are designed to provide protection of the safe's contents against damage caused by fire. Just as burglar safes are not "burglar-proof", fire safes are not "fire-proof" - they only provide resistance to a certain type of fire for a certain period of time - hopefully long enough for the fire department to arrive and extinguish the fire.
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has a comprehensive system for the rating of fire safes. This rating system classifies safes based upon the assets that they are designed to store, the expected temperature of the fire, and the time period that the assets are to be protected. The rating system also envisions situations where a safe may be located on the upper floor of a building, and due to a fire, the safe falls through the floor to the floor below. In these situations, the safe must provide protection against the initial fire, resist the damage caused by the drop to the floor below, and continue to provide protection as the safe lies within the burning rubble.
There are three main UL rating categories for fire safes:
UL Class 350: keeps safe contents at a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit or less and at a humidity of 85% or less for the specified time period. Suitable for storage of paper documents.
UL Class 150: keeps safe contents at a temperature of 150 degrees Fahrenheit or less and at a humidity of 85% or less for the specified time period. Suitable for storage of magnetic tape, optical media such as CDs and DVDs, and paper documents.
UL Class 125: keeps safe contents at a temperature of 125 degrees Fahrenheit or less and at a humidity of 80% or less for the specified time period. Provides highest level of protection. Suitable for storage of most all electronic media and paper documents. Class 125 rated safes also have water-resistant seals on the safe door to prevent the entry of water.
Class 350, Class 150, and Class 125 ratings are further defined by a minimum time period during which the safe provides the specified level of protection. Time period ratings of one-half hour, one-hour, two-hour, three-hour, and four-hour are available. For example, a Class 350 One-Hour Safe would keep its contents at a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit or less for a minimum of one-hour.
Unless specifically stated otherwise by the manufacturer, Class 350, Class 150, and Class 125 safes are not rated to resist burglary. While a fire safe that is equipped with a high-security lock does provide some protection against an amateur thief, a professional burglar can open most fire safes in just a matter of minutes.