Phoenix Safe International


Armadillo Safes has worked diligently on building rapport with the nation’s top brands and vendors, who are experts in the field of meticulously engineered top quality products for security. Phoenix is one of the best examples.


This company has protected valuables since the 18th century. Originally known as Richmond Manufacturing, the company’s origins were in maritime carpentry for merchant fleets sailing to America from Liverpool, England. More than 200 years later, Phoenix Safe was launched internationally as the company’s American arm. We personally present Phoenix to independent office product dealers nationwide, and our efficiency lets us give our customers legendary, one-on-one customer service when they need it.


Phoenix distributes a full line of safes and files offering on-site records protection from fire, water and theft. Their products offer superior, independently tested protection to guard your valuables against the worst disasters; they have also been rigorously tested to meet the highest standards of protection.  


The variety of available sizes, styles, finishes, colors and attractive designs that this Brand offers, are guaranteed to appeal to any customer and cater to most designs and decors.


Each Phoenix fire-resistant model is independently tested to American standards for fire protection and carries certification labels from the testing agency that identify the product’s fire protection level.


The brand carries products for Storage of Paper Records. These products provide fire protection for paper records and are listed with the designation of “Class 350.” Tests for products designed to protect paper records range from 60 to 120 minutes in temperatures ranging from 1700°F to 1859°F. Products that provide fire protection for computer media are listed on this website with the designation of “Class 125.” Tests for products designed to protect computer media range from 60 to 120 minutes in furnace-burn time, at temperatures ranging from 1700°F to 1859°F.


For comparison, a typical fire lasts 20 minutes and reaches 800°F. During the fire test, the internal temperature of the product is monitored to ensure that it does not rise above a level that would endanger the paper documents stored within the product. The designation tag also indicates the length of the fire test as “1 HR, 1 ½ HR, or 2 HR” and is located next to each Phoenix Safe model number.


Certain types of computer media (CD's, DVDs, USB s and memory sticks) are less sensitive to heat and humidity than tapes, cartridges or hard drives. These less-sensitive items can be safely stored and protected inside some products designed to protect paper records. Products that carry the MTC Grade B rating have been tested and certified to provide adequate protection for these items. Products that are rated “Class 125” are designed to store, protect all types of computer media, and should be used whenever the more sensitive items need protection.