In accordance with their risk management strategies many firms are discovering that their onsite safes/strong rooms do not meet the latest guidelines for the storage of important documents such as wills and deeds. Furthermore, in the interests of disaster recovery it is advisable that these documents are stored at least 10 miles from the City centre in the event of a terrorist attack. Other factors to be considered also include the risk of fire and flood at customers own premises.
At The Hill Company business critical documents such as wills and deeds are stored within a durasteel vault. Durasteel is a non-combustible composite panel of fibre reinforced cement, mechanically bonded to punched steel sheets on both surfaces. Durasteel combines lightness, strength, impact resistance and durability with exceptional fire resistance.
The Inergen gas system used is a total flooding, clean agent, fire suppression system designed to provide a uniform concentration within the protected area.
The Inergen gas that is contained within the fire suppression system is a fast, effective and safe gas that conforms to the highest environmental and safety standards. Inergen gas is a mixture of Nitrogen, Argon and Carbon Dioxide. It extinguishes fire by reducing the oxygen levels within the affected area by below 15%, which is the point at which the majority of combustible material will no longer burn.
The Durasteel vault is fully alarmed and CCTV monitored in order to record individuals who enter and leave. Furthermore, only authorised personnel may enter the vault by swipe card access.
Business critical documents are available 24 hours of the day, 7 days per week and may be retrieved as a file or a box on an emergency 2 hour or standard next day or same day service. Where individual deed packets are requested we can arrange to deliver them within sealed crates.