In modern policing, crimes labs play a crucial role in an officer’s caseload. Collecting information and interrogating witnesses or suspects can only do so much. With science on their side, public safety officials can use all the information at their disposal. But to do so, their crime labs need the very best resources, including smart storage capabilities.

Getting the facts straight

The heart of any police investigation lies in the paperwork. Recordkeeping might not be glamorous, but intricate and organized filing makes a difference to the men and women trying to do their jobs, right wrongs and help the public.

Apart from static filing options, crime lab storage can also includes Quadral Lateral moveable units, which combine adjustable shelving with drawers and cabinets arranged at the owner’s discretion. Lab technicians can line loose files traditionally and stack boxed casework in the same piece of hardware.

Best of all, the open-ended nature of smart storage solutions allows laboratories to apply their house filing style to the installation instead of rewriting their preferences based on the limitations of a prefabricated rack or shelf. This gives lab techs and the officers they work alongside the organizational backup they need to stay one step ahead.

Locking down what matters

Crime labs typically test evidence to determine any underlying data that might otherwise go unseen by the naked eye. If these materials go missing or end up damaged, it could drastically alter the outcome of a case, if there’s even still a case to be had.

Any crime lab storage worth its salt will need advanced security technology. For short-term evidence, crime labs can choose between mechanical or digital locker options. Mechanical evidence lockers give any lab technician the ability to deposit, but only a select few can hold the master key to reopen it once it’s closed. Alternatively, digital evidence lockers open and close using cutting-edge biometric fingerprint scanners. This grants entry only to an elite few without compromising ease of access.

Long-term storage affords departments with even more storage space, giving crime labs the power to hang onto a greater catalog of evidence. To prevent holding time from jeopardizing the integrity of materials integral to an ongoing investigation, both of these storage solutions include air-tight seals and solid construction.

“Crime labs can choose between mechanical or digital locker options.”

Saving every necessary resource

Forensic specialists utilize a host of equipment to examine evidence, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve got space for everything they need. Beyond the technical, these investigators handle a library of chemicals and compounds. Justice waits for no man, and a time-sensitive case can’t wait around for something out-of-stock to be refilled.

Mobile storage promotes a robust inventory, one that isn’t hampered by disorganization but retains the highest amount of products in the smallest space possible. Removing aisles takes half of what was once a storage area and transforms it into a sleek, optimized workstation. With additional mechanical or digital locking mechanisms, mobile crime lab storage can fulfill security expectations at every level.

Founded in 1924, Montel is a company specialized in the design and manufacture of high-density mobile storage systems for a multitude of markets, including libraries, museums, industrial warehousing, education, healthcare, public safety, military, sports and indoor vertical farming.

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