Long-Term Refrigerated Evidence Storage
Storing and securing evidence isn't a simple matter. Evidence for serious crimes usually needs to be kept for decades, taking up space and causing security issues without proper storage. If the chain of custody is not secured, the evidence could be deemed invalid for use in court cases. Biological evidence presents an additional storage challenge as well since it needs to be kept cold. Refrigerated evidence storage and biological sample freezer shelves provide a secure way to store these sensitive items in less space than traditional racks. Read on for more information about refrigerated evidence storage for law enforcement applications in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Everett, Yakima, Renton, Olympia, and throughout the state of Washington. Click here to watch a video showing how the refrigerated evidence storage racks work.
Biological Sample Freezer Storage
In a state with no statute of limitations, evidence from DUI cases, such as urine and blood samples, and biological evidence from homicides and sexual assaults could need to be kept for a minimum of 55 years. Large property, drugs, weapons, and valuables also often require long-term storage. Many law enforcement applications end up purchasing off-site buildings to store this long-term evidence, but this is expensive especially with refrigeration. In addition, this evidence needs to be secured and maintained in the chain of custody. In a disorganized and cluttered storage area, searching for evidence needed for a case wastes valuable time.
Sliding high density shelving racks provide long-term and refrigerated evidence storage in up to 50% less space than static shelves. Alternatively, they could also double your evidence storage capacity in the same space you would use for static shelves. The system uses a hand crank to slide the shelves back and forth, which eliminates the need for extra aisle space between rows. This also keeps your storage area neat and tidy so users can quickly find what they need.
Refrigerated storage is complicated, but freezer and refrigerator units can also be mounted on the mobile carriages to reduce the expenses associated with cold storage for the same space-saving and efficiency-boosting benefits.
Contact Us for Refrigerated Evidence Storage
Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for refrigerated evidence storage and biological sample freezer shelves for law enforcement facilities in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Everett, Yakima, Renton, and Olympia. We will also provide you with a free consultation to determine your exact needs and specifications before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at (425) 354-3311 or send us a message today.
Southwest Solutions Group® Seattle Office
5601 6th Ave S, Suite 463
Seattle, WA 98108
Telephone: (425) 354-3311
Fax: (425) 354-3311