Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department Selects Montel’s High-Density Storage Systems

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Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department

Opening/Challenges

If you break the law in Stanislaus, then the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department has room for you to serve your time. But, until recently, there wasn’t room as much room for the records, clothing and possessions of 1,500 inmates, not to mention the personal items of the local deputies and booking staff.

With 40 new inmates booked and 20 to 30 released during every 12-hour shift, these public safety officials needed smarter organization than filing cabinets and hooks to reduce their lost property claims. Good thing Montel and BMH Equipment Inc., an Authorized Montel Distributor, were there to provide some much-needed backup.

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Solutions

For their strength, accessibility and customizable design, Mobilex mechanical-assist mobile storage systems were the obvious choice: one for general administration – including historical records, personnel belongings, confidential items and training materials – one for in-custody filing and another for inmates’ possessions. Complete with adjustable SmartShelves, Mobilex offered the sheriff’s office storage that met high capacity demands without sacrificing on square feet or versatility.

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Features

Since as many as 20 team members or more would require access to the systems throughout a given day, the mobile storage installations had to open quickly and keep staff safe during operation. Each Mobilex storage system came equipped with SafeCrank ergonomic handles and push-button locking mechanisms designed to prevent closure while in use. Embedded rails underneath the Mobilex carriages also protected against tripping and allowed access for wheelchairs and carts.

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Custom in-shelf features, such as clothing racks, ventilated lockers and numbered bins, gave sheriff’s office personnel the freedom to organize according to how they processed inmates, instead of having to create workarounds for static, inflexible shelving.

And for added safety, what storage system in Central Valley, California would be complete without anti-tipping technology capable of withstanding an earthquake? Montel, BMH Equipment and the sheriff’s department covered all the bases to ensure officers and office staff would be safe no matter when an emergency strikes.

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Benefits

Thanks to high-density Mobilex storage systems, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department can book and release inmates comfortably, reduce its liability for lost property and provide its staff with safe, frictionless access to a dynamic library of records, resources and more.

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