When it comes to evidence processing and storage, maintaining a secure chain of custody is critical. This begins with temporary storage for deposited evidence. Temporary evidence lockers, available in both pass-through and non-pass-through configurations, keep evidence securely stored between the time it is deposited by an officer and retrieved by a technician for processing. See budget pricing for evidence lockers.

Depending on your facility, you may install pass-through evidence lockers, non-pass-through lockers, or both. Both options share standard specifications; the difference is that pass-through evidence lockers are built directly into the wall and can be accessed from both sides, while non-pass-through evidence lockers are accessed from one side. Both are equipped with specialized security features to ensure that only authorized personnel can access stored evidence.

Read on to learn more about standard evidence locker features, the difference between pass-through and non-pass-through lockers, and the cutting-edge security features available for both locker options. You can also check out all of our public safety storage solutions here.

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Standard Evidence Locker Features

Pass through evidence lockers for policeLaw enforcement evidence lockers, available in both pass-through and non-pass-through configurations, are built for security and functionality. They also offer extensive design flexibility. With ten different compartment sizes, 18 standard door configurations, and custom configurations available upon request, you can design the evidence locker set that best meets your facility’s needs.

Maximize your storage capacity by combining compartments of various sizes, mail or video deposit slots, and refrigerated compartments for biological materials and other temperature-sensitive evidence. The lockers are also available in 32 textured colors to integrate seamlessly with your facility’s design scheme.

More features of the secure evidence lockers include:

  • Durable 14-gauge and 18-gauge cold-rolled steel construction
  • High-quality powder coat finish that resists rust and scratches
  • Standard height of 82″
  • Standard widths of 18″, 24″, 36″
  • Standard depth of 24″
  • Double-walled welded doors with anti-pry tabs for security
  • Toothed mail slot to prevent tampering
  • Self-closing continuous door hinges with tamper-proof pins

Pass-Through Evidence Lockers

Pass through evidence locker systems for policePass-through evidence lockers streamline evidence transfer between officers and technicians while maximizing evidence security. The evidence pass-through lockers are built directly into the wall. Officers deposit evidence into the lockers and technicians retrieve the stored evidence and reset the locker from the other side. This configuration works well in facilities where the property and evidence room is adjacent to the report writing room or another convenient drop-off location.

For the convenience of evidence technicians, you can opt for a single full-size lockable rear door providing access to all the compartments as an alternative to multiple rear doors. An optional front-lock-out system is available for added security, which locks the front doors when the rear door is opened. You can watch a video on pass-through evidence lockers here.

Non-Pass-Through Evidence Lockers

Evidence lockers non-pass-through for policeUnlike pass-through evidence lockers, non-pass-through lockers are accessible from one side only. Evidence is both deposited and retrieved from the front of the lockers. These lockers are typically mounted against a wall and can be converted into a pass-through configuration later if desired.

The non-pass-through evidence lockers are no less secure than the pass-through configurations. Once an officer deposits evidence inside a locker and locks it, only authorized personnel can access the locker to retrieve the stored evidence. Evidence technicians swipe a key card and enter an identification code to access the locker. Thus, preserving a secure chain of custody as evidence is stored securely from deposition to retrieval for processing.

Security Features

Security is a priority when designing pass-through and non-pass-through evidence lockers. They are available with two keyless security options to ensure that evidence is securely stored until retrieval by authorized personnel.

The standard keyless option utilizes a push-button lock for the front locker doors with a multi-point deadbolt latching system that enhances the security of stored items. Non-pass-through locker configurations may be keyed for evidence retrieval.

Adding ControLoc electro-mechanical locking technology increases accountability for the temporary evidence lockers. This locking technology integrates with administrative software to control and track access to secure evidence lockers.

Evidence lockers pass through for policeControLoc works with both pass-through and non-pass-through evidence lockers. Personnel access the locker using an access card and numeric control pad—ControLoc software documents locker access, when it was accessed, and by whom.

Implementing ControLoc is the best way to ensure a secure chain of custody for evidence. Other features of ControLoc include:

  • Computerized tracking and monitoring of user and locker door activity
  • On-demand activity report generation
  • Multiple levels of security
  • Automatic door locking when not being accessed
  • Windows-based software and on-site setup and training

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Contact Us for Evidence Lockers

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for pass-through and non-pass-through evidence lockers. Free consultations are available to determine your exact needs before the design begins. To learn more or to speak with a storage specialist, call us at (800) 803-1083 or send us a message today.


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