When the Palmyra Police Department’s facility was built in the 1990s, the men’s and women’s locker rooms were designed with school-type lockers that measured 12 inches wide by 12 inches deep. Over the years, this locker size became insufficient for storing each officer’s uniforms and law enforcement equipment. The Department wanted to replace the existing lockers and corresponding bench seats with a larger storage solution and new bench seating while staying within the existing space and room height.
Going the Million-Dollar Distance
Record keeping is a never-ending challenge for municipalities, and Northampton County in eastern Pennsylvania is no exception. In addition to the usual document storage, Northampton County houses an extensive historical archive stretching back more than 250 years. In 2004, the County ran out of space for its growing archives and turned to off-site storage for some of their files.
Problems with off-site storage
While off-site storage can help alleviate some facility limitations in the short term, in the long term it can prove very costly in time and money. By 2012, Northampton’s staff had grown frustrated by frequent delays created whenever they needed to access documents that were stored off-site. In addition, the County’s storage bills had surpassed $1 million.
High density storage: On time. On budget.
Datum designed a high density storage solution that increased the County’s archival storage capacity by 47 percent and docket book capacity by 25 percent. The system features locking carriages to protect sensitive documents and barcode tracking for effortless organization. County staff can now quickly and easily access the documents they need, and the County can put precious budget dollars they were spending on storage every month into other areas.