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Expert Review: Phoenix Fortress Pro (score 8,9/10)

Expert Review: Phoenix Fortress Pro (score 8,9/10)

Dan Cartwright
Written by Dan Cartwright
Placed on 6 October 2021

Today the Phoenix Fortress Pro SS1442E is ready for a review and another expert assessment.

The Fortress Pro from Phoenix has just been launched with some excellent features and has been manufactured to a very high standard. The pro offers 60 minutes fire protection for paper documents and has an insurance rating of £4,000 for cash and £40,000 for valuables.

View the SS1442E on our website

Pros and cons
  • Certified by ECB.S class S2 according to EN 14450
  • 60 minutes fire protection for paper
  • AiS insurance and Secured by Design – Police Approved
  • High security digital electronic lock (EN 1300 approved)
  • Certified by ECB.S class LFS30P according EN 15659
  • Handy pull out tray for small items/li>
  • Modern design
  • Cannot be anchored to the back wall
Phoenix Fortress Pro Models

In total there are 8 fortress pro safes which differ in size. They all offer the same specifications and features but just differ in size.

Model External Dim. (HxWxD) Internal Dim. (HxWxD) Weight (kg) Volume (l) Shelves Locking Type
Phoenix Fortress Pro SS1441K 290 x 405 x 355 mm 190 x 305 x 220 mm 35 13 0 Key
Phoenix Fortress Pro SS1441E 290 x 405 x 355 mm 190 x 305 x 220 mm 35 13 0 Electronic
Phoenix Fortress Pro SS1442K 305 x 430 x 430 mm 205 x 327 x 295 mm 43 20 0 Key
Phoenix Fortress Pro SS1442E 305 x 430 x 430 mm 205 x 327 x 295 mm 43 20 0 Electronic
Phoenix Fortress Pro SS1443K 480 x 350 x 430 mm 380 x 249 x 295 mm 52 28 1 Key
Phoenix Fortress Pro SS1443E 480 x 350 x 430 mm 380 x 249 x 295 mm 52 28 1 Electronic
Phoenix Fortress Pro SS1444K 480 x 430 x 430 mm 380 x 330 x 295 mm 58 37 1 Key
Phoenix Fortress Pro SS1444E 480 x 430 x 430 mm 380 x 330 x 295 mm 58 37 1 Electronic

The designation “K” (Key Lock) is the variant with key lock, “E” (Electronic Lock) electronic code lock.

Characteristics

Pros

Fire Protection: One of the massive advantages of the Fortress Pro is the excellent fire protection of 60 minutes for paper documents. Safes normally around this price bracket do not offer a good level of cash/valuables insurance cover along with fire protection. So the Fortress Pro covers ever area!

Security Protection: In combination with the fire protection, the pro offers excellent protection against burglary attack. it has also been designed to match up with the latest European S2 Standards which provides greater reassurance when storing cash or valuables.

AiS and Secured by Design: The Pro has a massive positive with being approved by AiS (British Association of Insurance Surveyors) along with Secured by Design (the Police Preferred Specification). In comparison to similar specification safes the Pro is top of the list when compared against other safes.

Value for Money: The overall value for money of the Fortress Pro is excellent if you take into consideration all of the features mentioned in the above pros list. For the amount being paid for the safe you are being provided with an excellent safe to protect your cash, valuables or documents.

Quality: The construction quality of the Pro has been completed to an excellent standard. The safe is supplied with anti-drilling plates and has three way live locking bolts with also fixed dog bolts. This creates a door with massive strength and provides resistance to attack.

Cons

Rear Wall Fixing : The main negative with the Phoenix Fortress Pro is that you are unable to anchor the safe to the rear wall and only able to fix it to the base. Please take this into consideration if you are planning to install the safe.

Expert Review - Phoenix Fortress Pro SS1442E

The Phoenix Fortress SS1442E Pro review has now been concluded and after taking all things into consideration the Pro is an excellent safe that provides fantastic security for your cash, valuables or documents.

The good selection of model sizes and locking types will cater for all customers requirements. The pro provides excellent value for money along with a high quality product compared to other competitors.

Price/performance is very good.

Dan Cartwright
Written by Dan Cartwright
Placed on 6 October 2021

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