Storage and security solutions evolve and update on a continuous cycle in order to keep up with technological advancements and combat evolving threats. When your security, as well as the security of your team and your facility is on the line, you need weapons storage that works and a solution you can trust. Finding the right weapons storage cabinet for your needs changes the game – it keeps the security of your weapons, gear, ammunition, accessories and effects top priority, and provides a lot of other benefits too.
Specifying Storage for Correctional Facilities
Today’s correctional facilities must proactively address overcrowding and claim more space to provide critical services that can decrease violence, enhance public safety, and reduce recidivism. Every element that goes into the design of a correctional facility has to meet a specific need, and it has to do so safely and efficiently. Specifying the right storage with the necessary security, versatility, and space is one important part of the solution.
Correctional facilities are unique environments that require architects, engineers, and general contractors to pay special attention to every detail of their design. Safety and security are always the top priority, but underfunding and overcrowding also place heavy emphasis on space. As a result, older facilities are trying to find new ways to gain space and new facilities are trying to maximize space while planning for the future.
Security, of course, is a primary concern in the design of a correctional facility. While some stored items obviously have the potential to do more harm than others, any one of them could be used for ill intent; therefore, special care must be taken to secure every item being stored.
In addition, funding for corrections is in short supply, so when it’s time to design an addition, renovation, or new facility, it’s important to give thought to how the storage you’re specifying today will be able to adapt to changing needs tomorrow.
Finally, the storage method you choose should be designed efficiently and no space should be wasted. Storage gains can often be accomplished by expanding the storage system up instead of out and by being more thoughtful in storage access.
Specifying the right storage solution can satisfy all of these requirements and provide architects and designers with greater freedom to use the space that is gained. To learn more about what you should look for when specifying storage for your next correctional project, download our white paper today. For assistance with selecting the right storage solutions for your facility, contact us at 800-828-8018 or email.