Correctional Facilities and Detention Centers: Selecting Storage for Security and Space


November 18, 2019

When it comes to choosing storage options for a correctional facility or detention center, security and space are always top concerns. Whether you need to store weapons, inmate property, or medical supplies, your method of storage has to be secure and keep stored items safe by controlling access. It also has to provide maximum storage capacity within an environment that is often starved for space. To ensure you get the best storage solution for your facility, look for these five features before making your selection.

  1. Heavy-duty steel construction for security

Steel construction not only increases the security of your stored items but also ensures your storage equipment will stand up to daily wear and tear and last over the long term.

  1. Features and accessories for a custom fit

The option to select design elements, such as doors, locks, and internal components, will help you get the best fit for your stored items. A custom design will also help protect your items by creating a space that’s ideally suited for their size, shape, and weight.

  1. Compact, modular designs that maximize storage capacity

Space is always at a premium in correctional facilities and detention centers, so it’s important to get the most out of every square inch of your storage equipment. Look for compact designs that don’t waste space with unnecessary features or adornments.

  1. Options to reorganize and expand

Budgets are tight, so your storage system needs to make the most of your investment by giving you the option to reorganize your items and repurpose your storage for changing needs. Storage equipment should also offer the ability to expand over time without starting over.

  1. Design and installation support

Choosing storage for a correctional facility or detention center comes with a unique set of challenges and considerations, so it’s important to find a manufacturer that understands your environment. Working with an experienced correctional storage expert will give you peace of mind knowing you’re getting the level of security you need.

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