Thursday, May 29, 2008

Take your Business Data Off Road

Some companies have serious data storage requirements and some simply take data storage serious. LoD Genuine Off Road Equipment engineers and manufactures rugged jeep tire carriers and jeep bumpers for off road enthusiasts across the country. When it comes to storing data and documents they rely on the expert advice of KL Security.

Because the custom built products that LoD offers for the Jeep JK and TJ, CJ or YJ require strength, reliability and durability they require the same toughness for the storage of business and website data in their off site data storage plan.

With the use of an offsite network storage server attached to an ioSafe fireproof and waterproof hard drive important business data is easily maintained in a secure environment that can be recovered in the event integrity of a fire or water damage situation.

In addition to a solid off site backup plan an additional backup copy is kept in-house to ensure that business operations can continue in the event of a computer or server crash.

For the best in Jeep off road after market accessories count on LoD to deliver, and for the toughest in data storage rely on ioSafe storage hardware.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Which Burns First, Paper or Computer Media?

The easier question to address is which one is destroyed first...paper chars around 400 degrees F, while computer media can begin to deteriorate and/or melt around 125 degrees F. This means that removable computer media such as magnetic tapes like DLT, LTO, as well as CD's or DVD's can loose information at far lower temperatures.

Paper actually burns at 451 degrees F (remember the book Fahrenheit 451?) thus the fire rating standard is UL Class 350 for 1 hour or 2 hr.

The rule of thumb is, don't store data/media disks in a fire file cabinet!!!


What is the best fire safe available?
This question has several answers and depending on the application, security need, storage requirements and fire ratings there are several makes of safes that could be considered the best...for your unique needs.

Most businesses have a "best business practice" requirement to store both paper records and removable backup media such as tapes, DVD's, CD's, or portable and external hard drives. These types of records should be stored in a fireproof cabinet or safe. Depending on the space available there are many configurations to meet your exact needs.

It's important to remember that paper records need UL 350 fire rated files or safes to properly protect from fire while removable media will require the UL 125 fire rating on the safe or cabinet.

If you requirement is simply for security then you can choose from burglary rated safes, TL-30 or TL-15 rated safes (higher security) or the highest security level of GSA Approved Class 5 or Class 6.

Many homes utilize a hidden wall safe or in-floor safe as a deter ant to theft or burglary.

Yes, there are many choices and consideration when it comes time to buy a safe. Contact our expert staff any time Toll Free 866-867-0306 or visit us online at or