Note: Data Security Safe or Data Backup Safe is known by other names, the official name is mk2 Hide Away Safe (smaller) and mk3 Hide Away Safe or Laptop Safe (larger). We refer to the official name throughout this site.
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Statistics suggest 88% of businesses DO NOT backup their computer data at the end of the working day. 63% only backup occasionally and about 37% NEVER backup their computer data.
Data stored on a computer / computers is a business asset and should be looked after by backing it up every day and storing the backed up data off site.
Personal Computer Users
Statistics suggest 91% of people who use a computer at home for personal use NEVER backup their data.
Are you aware every person who use a Computer or Laptop create about 2000 hours of data every year.
Multiply that by the number of employees you have.
Multiplied by their hourly rate.
12 months, 3 years, 7 years later forgetting theft of the computers what if a virus or a power serge destroys one or a number of your computer's hard drives what is going to happen to your business.
All because you were too lazy to back up your data on a daily or at least a weekly basis and secure your backed up data in a secure location off site.
Lets say you use your computer at home to:
Un-like a business that the likely scenario is their business will close and the owner goes bankrupt this won't happen to a home computer user but think about it...
If your computer's hard drive was damaged beyond repair and you lost your family photo's, music collect and other data it may not be a financial loss but it would be devastating loss for you and no doubt your whole family.
No matter how many employees or computers you have YOUR BUSINESS MUST have a written procedure stating:
There is no point backing up your valuable data then leaving it on the desk next to the computer or computers or place the backed up data in an un-locked drawer near the computer / computers. This is foolish but countless numbers of business owners allow their employees to do both.
Note: The following also includes a sole business who has a home office.
If you have used a computer for a while you have no doubt been told:
Never leave your backup data in the same room as your computer, the reasons are obvious.
A sole business should have a written backup procedure similar as stated above under Business Owners although it will be different it is important you backup your data regularly and the period of time is the home computer users decision but new data should be backed up at least once a week but preferably every day or every other day.
A word of advice...
A home computer user may have a lot of data eg. pictures, music but do not create a lot of data every day therefore the best backup procedure will be to make a complete backup then every two, three or four weeks make another complete backup. Then after a period of time get the first backup and over write it. This method you are not just backing up individual files you have two or three complete backups.
Note: The following refers to both business owners, home computer users and sole businesses who have a home office.
You have made the decision to regularly backup your data, that is the first step now you must decide where to keep and protect your valuable backed up data.
Up to 1993 you only had a few choices, the first two are bad ideas and the third would cost a lot of money, for a home user very inconvenient, they are:
Because up until 1993 the only option to secure backed up data securely was in a Metal Safe specifically made for data as a normal Metal Safe can cause magnetism inside the Safe which in turn will destroy your data.
Data Security Safe is made from Lexan Polycarbonate and designed in two parts:
Detailed information throughout this Web Site.
In the early 1990's a couple of thousand man hours was invested in the design, material selection, manufacturing techniques and testing of the Data Security Safe. In 1993 after nearly 3 years of research and development the Australia designed and manufactured Data Security Safe became available for sale.
Lexan is also used to manufacture:
Install the Docking Station to almost any flat surface on any angle even up side down eg. to the floor under a bed then slide the Data Security Safe in and lock it with the supplied Abloy Classic or Abloy PROTEC Key. More details in number 8 below.
The Data Security Safe can be installed in a:
The Docking Station is easily installed to almost any flat surface and at any angle, even upside down, using screws, bolts or ACRYLIC (water based) glue into which the Data Security Safe slides in and locks with the supplied High Security Abloy Classic Key or Abloy PROTEC Key. Once locked the Data Security Safe conceals all fastenings used to install the Docking Station eg. screws or bolts.
The lid on the Data Security Safe locks in or out of the Docking Station with the supplied High Security Abloy Key. This allows the Data Security Safe to be taken from one location to another without the contents being exposed.
Slide the Data Security Safe out of one Docking Station then lock the lid then take the Data Security Safe to another previously installed Docking Station slide it in and lock it with the supplied High Security Abloy Classic Key or Abloy PROTEC Key.
Fitted to the back of the Abloy Classic Lock or Abloy PROTEC Lock inside the Data Security Safe (mk2 Hide Away Safe) is a customised heavy duty cam. When the Data Security Safe Lid is closed and the High Security Abloy Key is turned 180 degrees the cam secures the lid to the Data Security Safe through a specially designed slot in the lid.
Abloy Classic 6mm Left Hand Security Lock includes a customised heavy duty cam and two Nickel Silver Abloy Classic Keys. It has a possible 33 million different key combinations, it cannot be drilled and is virtually pick proof. Used for individually keyed safes. Note: To our knowledge it has never been picked since it was first sold in 1908.
Abloy PROTEC (Ultra) High Security Lock includes a customised heavy duty cam and two Nickel Silver Abloy PROTEC Keys. It has a possible 1.97 billion different key combinations, it cannot be drilled and is mechanically impossible to pick. It is the World’s First Un-Pickable Lock. Used for keyed alike and individually keyed safes or is an exceptional (cost effective) Master Key System, including Master, Grand Master and Grand Grand Master Keys.
The Data Security Safe will hold up to 52 CD's or DVD's (this is based on placing each CD / DVD in a clear plastic cover when secured in the Data Security Safe). Will also secure any other type of backup storage device eg. tapes, up to six 2.5 inch external hard drives.
That is a massive amount of backed up data, enough space for many years of backed up data even for a medium sized business.
Note: The Data Security Safe is part of the Hide Away Safe range of High Security, Light-Weight, Virtually Indestructible safes, there are two sizes and a number of versions. The Data Security Safe is the smaller (mk2 Hide Away Safe) and the larger mk3 Hide Away Safe is five times the size of the mk2 Hide Away Safe.
The Australian manufacturer, Hide Away Safe Co, unconditionally guarantees each Hide Away Safe, also known by other names, for 15 years. Full details click the 15 Year Warranty link in the navigation at the top of this page or in the Site Map near the end of this page.
If your Data is Valuable to You.
Please keep reading and learn more about the High Security, Relocatable, Light-Weight but Virtually Indestructible Australian made Data Security Safe.
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