Updated August 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Security File Boxes

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in September of 2015. Protect valuable, sensitive documents at work or important personal papers at home with something from our comprehensive selection of security file boxes. They'll give you peace of mind no matter what you need to store, be it credit card statements or passports. We have included models specifically designed to guard against theft or snooping, as well as those offering fire and water protection. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best security file box on Amazon.

10. Storex Portable

9. Vaultz Mobile Chest

8. South Main Hardware Steel

7. SereneLife Bin

6. Docu Ninja Bag

5. SereneLife Desktop

4. SentrySafe 1170

3. Vaultz Letter Size

2. First Alert 2037F

1. Honeywell 1106

Special Honors

Techni Mobili Rolling Cabinet If you need secure file storage within the office or home, and have a little extra space, then the Techni Mobili Rolling Cabinet may just fit the bill. It has a locking mechanism for your peace of mind, as well as wheels that let you easily roll it from room to room. technimobili.com

Editor's Notes

August 15, 2019:

Even if you have a file cabinet, there are probably times when you need portable, safe file storage, which is where the security file box comes in. We’ve kept robust fireproof/waterproof models as well as simpler items, so there should be one for most purposes. In the former category, we still like models from popular manufacturers Honeywell and First Alert. It’s important to note, however, that these options (and most that are similar) require a brief airing out every couple of weeks to prevent condensation buildup. This is due to the way they must be constructed, rather than a design flaw that was overlooked. If you don't want to worry about this, you might look at simpler models. We still like the Vaultz Mobile Chest, and we added a smaller option from the same maker, the Vaultz Letter Size. There’s also the Docu Ninja Bag, but it doesn't provide quite the same level of protection as standard, rigid models. If you need something that's compact, light, and portable, though, it's one to consider.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on August 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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