Case Studies

Weapons Storage Meets National Security with BeastWire

Weapons Storage Meets National Security with BeastWire

Overview

When dealing with firearms, security is paramount. Safely stored weapons are under lock and key. However, for the men and women serving at the Berlin Vermont National Guard Armory, it is important for their arms to be readily accessible.

During a recent renovation, this concern was raised. Maintaining ample storage space for munitions was also a priority. Would there be a way to fulfill these seemingly conflicting goals? Yes – the BeastWire product addressed these issues and performed beyond expectations.

Challenge

The Army National Guard of the United States must maintain preparedness for civil defense, disaster relief, and other vital duties. As part of this ongoing task, the Berlin Vermont National Guard Armory was recently renovated. The project focus was on updating aging equipment and increasing livability.

Berlin’s armory acts as a local office and gathering point for National Guard service members and staff. But, of course, the armory must also serve as storage for weapons and munitions. The proposed renovations were needed to address this crucial storage function.

In the interest of security, details about the quantity and type of arms stored at the Berlin Vermont National Guard Armory are restricted. But as you can imagine, any armory’s inventory of weapons would be considerable. Certain materials had been stored behind an aging wire mesh room partition.

An adequate replacement wire mesh partition room was needed. Beyond accommodating the armory’s space requirements, renovations to storage space also needed to be secure. Fittings would need to be robust, intrusion-resistant, and easily locked.

Solution

Partition Plus, a distributor of bathroom stalls, washroom accessories, Division 10 products, and room dividers was tasked, by the contractor conducting the renovations, with supplying a new wire mesh room partition that would address the above-mentioned needs.

Partition Plus staff turned to SpaceGuard and BeastWire to produce the required wire mesh partition. The distributor knew if any company could offer an affordable, strong mesh partition, it was SpaceGuard. This is especially true given BeastWire’s widespread reputation for securing firearms and ammunition in homes, at retail locations, and in police stations and military bases.

Shortly after the initial request, SpaceGuard provided plans for a custom wire mesh partition to create the Berlin Vermont National Guard Armory weapons vault. The contractor and customer approved the design and within days of the order, the components were arriving at the National Guard Armory job site.

Conclusion

SpaceGuard delivered on the expectations for the wire mesh partition room, allowing the contractor to remain on schedule and within budget. The Berlin Vermont National Guard Armory was very pleased with the security and usability of the new weapons storage solution.

Partition Plus now advertises BeastWire on their online store and is happy to quote any wire mesh room partition project.

*Case Study submitted by Partition Plus.

“I wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else for a wire mesh project. It was quick, easy, and the customer loved it. What more could you ask for?”
—Bill Milam, of the Online Sales Team at Partition Plus

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Lites! Camera! Action!

Lites! Camera! Action!

Overview

Have you ever been to a concert or a theatre performance and were completely mesmerized by the light show? If you have, then Christie Lites most likely was responsible.

With locations in the UK, Canada, and the United States, Christie Lites Rental Network provides stage lighting services and technical expertise to in industries such as theatre, concerts, special events, tv and film, tradeshows, and corporate gatherings.

Recently, in their Orlando, Florida location, they needed a secure storage area that protected high valuable lighting parts before being added into their retail inventory. They required a system that would include multiple gate openings for forklifts while still providing the ability to control stock and maintain accurate product counts.

Challenge

With a high-volume location in Orlando, Florida, Christie Lites needed a secure storage area to manage inventory entering the building. They wanted a modular design that provided easy installation and allowed for air flow while maintaining inventory security.

The wire mesh caging was intended to provide a flexible quarantined staging area for inbound receiving of high-valued inventory, which included checking for product count accuracy and labeling before placement in their retail stock.

It was also essential to work with a solution provider, who if needed, could provide a quick turn-around on any additional caging materials due to reconfigurations during the installation process. The provider needed to be flexible with appropriate inventory on hand in order to ship the new product quickly.

Solution

The solution was simple—BeastWire Mesh Partitions. With its universal posts, panels, and simplified hardware, BeastWire was easy to install without compromising the integrity of the caging system which secures the products. The partitions, constructed of steel mesh, allowed for unobstructed views and circulation of light and air while still maintaining its structural purpose.

BeastWire’s flexible design allowed Christie Lites to arrange the panels and posts as needed to achieve the desired heights and widths. Using growth plates, they were able to maximize the use of standard panels and post to easily integrate various size openings—allowing for multiple gate locations wide enough for forklift traffic.

Conclusion

When security and protection are of the highest importance, you can count on SpaceGuard Products to provide an exceptional product—BeastWire Mesh Partitions. We were able to help Christie Lites by meeting their physical requirements for security caging while also providing superior customer service. We did this by ensuring a quick turn-around time on the shipment of new material due to onsite design changes after the initial delivery.

“We were extremely very satisfied with the turn-around time we received from SpaceGuard Products on additional wire mesh parts that we needed due to design changes on our part.” —Dan Souwand, VP Equipment, Systems and Warehousing, Christie Lites

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Christie Lites Caging Project
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BeastWire Mesh Panels for Christie Lites
Christie Lites Caging Project
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Automotive Industry Project

How To Maximize Warehouse Space Without Upsetting Your Insurance Carrier

Overview

Everyone knows space in a warehouse is a commodity—and, it’s one companies need to maximize for full financial benefits. But what happens if this highly coveted space is limited due to fire regulations? How can a company overcome this challenge? BeastWire offered a creative solution for our customer.

Challenge

A tier-one supplier to the North American automotive industry was sourcing guarding for 200 bays of pallet rack. Due to the nature of the materials stored on the rack, each level required fire suppression which prohibited them from maximizing the full capacity of the open storage space available.

The sprinkler heads protruded below the rack beams into the open storage space. The customer needed to reduce the height of the pallet loads on each level preventing them from maximizing their storage potential.

Their solution needed to be both rigid and porous. Solid steel materials such as additional rack beams were unacceptable since they could potentially obstruct the reach of the sprinklers in the event of a fire. Furthermore, any solution that the customer came up with to protect the sprinkler equipment had to be approved by its insurance carrier.

Solution

An engineer responsible for the project met SpaceGuard at a major national tradeshow and was introduced to the BeastWire Mesh Guarding brand. He concluded that the BeastWire material was heavier-duty than any other steel mesh product he observed at this show.

SpaceGuard designed a special 8” high panel to fit directly below the rack beam and extend the minimal required distance to protect the sprinkler heads adequately. Also, sample panels were provided directly to the customer before an order to ensure the customer’s insurance carrier was equally pleased with the chosen solution.

Conclusion

SpaceGuard worked the sales lead through one of its trusted partners, Hy-Tek Integrated Systems who handled the scheduling, project management, and installation. SpaceGuard and Hy-Tek were able to move the ship dates up to meet the customer’s tight timeline. It was such a successful project that the customer has since ordered additional materials for another warehouse.

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Germania Locker Project

A Clear Case of Over-Promising and Under-Performing

Overview

In downtown Milwaukee, an old 1896 office building nestled along the Milwaukee River that once housed the Germania Publishing Company, was in the process of being converted into a new millennial style apartment complex providing mid-level cost. Since the building was part of the Wisconsin Historical Society, the new property owners designed the apartment complex around all the remaining original architecture keeping its Old-World charm.

With 90 units and two businesses on the premise, part of the renovation included bike and single-tier storage lockers to meet the active lifestyles of Millennials. These lockers located on the first floor and in the basement gave their tenants storage options for seasonal items along with sports equipment such as hiking and camping gear, water & snow skis, sailing gear, and golf clubs.

A local dealer secured the order with another wire mesh manufacturer, who promised to deliver the necessary lockers in a timely fashion. Unfortunately, the manufacturer ended up not being able to fulfill the order —a clear case of over-promising and under-performing.

Challenge

The dealer immediately called SpaceGuard with a specific budget and need for quick delivery.  SpaceGuard worked out the pricing and was there to fulfill the entire order with stock material in a short window of time, beating the lead-time of the original locker manufacturer. To address the general contractor’s product installation needs, material staging restrictions, and other construction closeout issues, the BeastWire shipment was processed into two separate orders—the second shipment followed 10-days after the first.

SpaceGuard processed 90 standard—8’high single tier lockers that were 3’wide and 5’deep.  The 8’ in height was perfect for this client because their facility storage rooms had 9’ceilings. This height provided the tenants’ maximum storage and security while respecting their fire sprinkler accessibility needs.

The dealer delivered the lockers on time, allowing the general contractor to maintain the project’s close-out schedule.

Solution

When we asked the dealer about their client’s experience with the BeastWire Storage Lockers, they stated that the property manager and renters were thrilled with the sturdy locker design and easy open/close doors.  Property management also loved that the lockers came with a reliable 10-year structural warranty—the best in the business.

Conclusion

The Germania Locker project could’ve been a professional disaster for the dealer, but because they called SpaceGuard Products, we were able to help them with our BeastWire Mesh product line. How?

BeastWire Quick Ship Program—Standard stock panels typically ships within a few days.

SpaceGuard Products customer service listened to our dealer’s needs & processed the order in two shipments allowing the GC to meet crucial close-out deadlines.

BeastWire offers a 10-year structural warranty offering extra security & a high level of quality for our dealers & their customers.

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The BEAST Secures Kong for Another Day!

“They had seen the BeastWire online and the fact that they were already interested in this product means that I didn’t even have to offer other rack security products. BeastWire is a great value and is made by a company that makes a great product. I had done other projects with BeastWire and was able to send the clients pictures so that they could see it was a great looking product that would also provide the protection necessary.” —Mike Callahan, DACO Corporation

Learn how the BEAST goes above and beyond to provide additional security for the other beast—the Kong!

When Mike Callahan with DACO Corporation—a long-standing distributor for SpaceGuard Products, found out that his customer was interested in BeastWire Rack Safety Guarding, he didn’t need to look any further. He knew that BeatWire was an exceptional product and would provide the security his customer required.

“The client had complete faith in Mike to not only have their best interests at heart when proposing a solution but also to take care of their needs in the best possible way throughout the process.”—excerpt from MHEDA Journal, The BEAST Secures Kong for Another Day

Click on the link below to read the entire article written by the MHEDA Journal (bottom right on pg. 59). Then contact us directly at 812.523.3044 or sales@SpaceGuardProducts.com. Let our Customer Service Team and the BEAST provide you with an exceptional product and great service for your customers!

The BEAST Secures Kong for Another Day!

First Ever Case Study Game Show—Featuring SpaceGuard Products Wire Mesh Storage Lockers

ATTENTION PLEASE! It’s time for another round of (drum roll) SpaceGuard’s Case Study Game Show! Most people are aware our Wire Mesh Storage Lockers are commonly used as tenant storage in apartments and condos. But, did you know there are a variety of other uses for storage lockers too?

In today’s Game Show episode, we will delve into a stunning example of the various uses of SpaceGuard’s Wire Mesh Storage Lockers. The winner of this show will win (another drum roll please)—a ridiculous amount of valuable information. This information can help ease any questions you might have when it comes time to purchase your own wire mesh storage lockers.

Let the games begin!

Today’s Challenge

In Orlando, Florida, a creator of innovative dietary supplements opened a new headquarters to expand their production capabilities. Not only does their headquarters house their manufacturing operations, the facility also packages the various nutritional supplements for international distribution.

Both the company’s own internal control processes department and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require visible and secure storage for their dietary labels until placed on the product. This company needed a storage facility within their facility to meet these requirements initiating the search for a perfect solution.

So, how did we solve their need?  Care to take a wild guess?

Your Guess

With a need for a secure storage solution, this Orlando facility reached out to Curlin Inc. (a local integrator of material handling systems and solutions). After a thorough consultation, the Orlando company chose SpaceGuard’s Wire Mesh Storage Lockers constructed with 10-gauge triple-crimped woven wire securely welded to a full steel frame. The wire mesh design permitted full visibility of the secured labels, allowing the company to meet FDA regulations.

Each SpaceGuard Storage Locker consisted of fully framed panels with zero posts. This meant that the product went up faster than other wire locker products on the market. The customer also requested to have an integrated label organization system installed inside each unit. Pegboard Wall Storage Systems were easily attached to the angle framed panels, sandwich bolting them through the wire mesh (see pictures below).

Results

If that was your guess, then…CONGRATULATIONS YOU WON! You’re the winner of…VALUABLE INFORMATION! Thanks for playing today’s round of SpaceGuard’s Case Study Game Show!

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Game Show Host

Why is Everyone Talking About BeastWire RailGuard?

Why is Everyone Talking About BeastWire RailGuard?

With the price of real estate on the rise, it’s essential to use every inch of your business’s already acquired space. Whether you have a retail store, storage room, warehouse, factory, or distribution center the utilization of both vertical and horizontal space is vital.

Once your horizontal space is entirely in use, many businesses begin to build up. Building up can involve the installation of mezzanines and industrial work platforms which are perfect ways to make use of your open airspace.

With new and existing mezzanines and work platforms come necessary safety measures to protect your employees. Most mezzanines use a standard open handrail design with a mid-rail and kick-plate to make sure people don’t fall off the edge of the platform.

But what many businesses don’t think about is the risk of small and medium size items falling through the large handrail opening-leading to significant safety issues for those working below. Nobody wants to be hit in the head with a random box or heavy item while in the middle of their shift.

If you’d like to take safety measures to the next level, we have the perfect solution for you.

For instance—

  • When ordering a new mezzanine or industrial work platform, request to have SpaceGuard RailGuard handrail system designed into your system.
  • Also, if you have an existing platform, attach SpaceGuard mesh panels to the handrails or replace it entirely with a new RailGuard system!
Introducing SpaceGuard’s BeastWire RailGuard

Not only does the BeastWire RailGuard provide the necessary handrail requirements, but it also adds an improved safety measure with its wire mesh panel design. This system prevents objects from falling through the open handrail spaces, where traditional handrails fail.

No matter the kind of flooring you may have, the BeastWire RailGuard can be installed into most flooring options-including metal grated, checkered plated resin deck, plywood, and even concrete flooring.

Looking for additional safety precautionary measures? 

We can customize your RailGuard package to include additional mesh options to provide another level of protection.

In Conclusion

If you’d like to see the SpaceGuard BeastWire RailGuard for yourself, then check out the link below for examples and more information: www.beastwiremesh.com/railguard. 

Secure, Guard & Protect your industrial work platform with SpaceGuards RailGuard!

Why Smart People Buy BeastWire DEA Cages!

Why Smart People Buy BeastWire DEA Cages!

Federal regulations for the storage of controlled substances and narcotics are strict and for a good reason. But, the common misconception is that an expensive custom application is required to achieve this higher level of security.  BeastWire Mesh DEA cages, however, squash that false belief!

Did you know that BeastWire Mesh partitions meet all US Drug Enforcement Administration’s requirements for physical security of Schedule III through V of controlled substances as outlined in Title 21 CFR Sections 1301.72-1301.76

Indeed, you read it correctly! But, how you ask?

Well, by using readily available components including our proprietary growth plate to secure beneath the cage mesh panels and doors, BeastWire provides the desired level of security while offering a cost-effective solution.

So, what makes the BeastWire DEA cages so protective?  Let me explain.

The Mesh Panels

BeastWire pharmaceutical and DEA cages are constructed using panels that meet or exceed the specification. We manufacture our panels using a 10-gauge welded wire mesh with 2” square patterns which are small enough to keep items secure.  The FDA requirement is an opening no larger than 2-1/2”. With our standard mesh panels along with a variety of other mesh options we meet and exceed this requirement.

The Hardware

Whether you’re bolting a panel to a panel or a panel to a post, a breakaway nut or tack welded standard nut is required. Both nuts allow your cages to be tamper proof which means they would have to be cut to be removed. Standard tools such as wrenches and sockets won’t let the nuts/bolts to be stripped from your cage. And because BeastWire uses all straight through carriage bolts for the connections, no nuts should be exposed on the outside of the cage anyways.

The Spacing 

First and foremost, a DEA style cage means there can be absolutely no sweep space below your bottom panel. Second, the cage walls are required to elevate to the underside of your facility’s ceiling.  If the cage is shorter than a mesh ceiling must be added. BeastWire Mesh DEA cage ceiling panels are constructed from the same rigid and heavy-duty materials as the wall panels.

The Doors

BeastWire Mesh DEA Cage Doors conform to all the requirements of 21 CFR 1301.72(b)(3)(ii). Our DEA cages come with either a hinge or slide door and both are available with hydraulic self-closers and provide self-locking capabilities for all mortise cylinder and electronic access control locks. Our slide doors come with hydraulic closers. But, for larger cages, the slide gates can use hard-wired automatic gate closers with a chain-less driver track.

We also offer a variety of controlled entry options, as well. For instance, slide gates with hydraulic closers are often paired with our slide door electric strike—providing additional security and safety measures.

The Approval Process

Our DEA cages go through an extensive and rigorous approval process with a post-installation inspection. This approval process ensures that the cage design and installation meet requirements.

In Conclusion

BeastWire Mesh cages meet and exceed all US Drug Enforcement Administration’s requirements for physical security of pharmaceutical items, narcotics, and other controlled substances.

Let one of our customer service team members help you create your next controlled storage unit. Contact us today!

How Can Your Business Stay NFPA Compliant with BeastWire Warehouse Rack Safety Panels?

How Can Your Business Stay NFPA Compliant?

Your warehouse just received a large shipment of valuable goods which one of the warehouse workers has stored on one of the back-to-back bays of selective pallet rack. Without realizing it, one of the boxes slipped off the pallets and became lodged between the two pallet rack bays. 

Later that night, a minor electrical fire was sparked below the bays. The sprinklers immediately go off which would typically extinguish the fire instantly. However, the box lodged between the two bays is preventing the sprinkler from doing its job. Within minutes, the fire spreads and destroys all your newly imported valuable inventory.  

This scenario makes us at SpaceGuard very sad and is a clear example of an NFPA compliance issue.

What if we told you that we have the absolute perfect solution to prevent fires from happening while keeping your business NFPA compliant? 

What if this same solution was efficient, kept your workers safe from falling objects, and helped prevent facility structure damage? 

Welcome to the world of BeastWire! 

Our BeastWire Rack Safety Panels are the answer to all your concerns.  These panels come in 10 or 6-gauge wire mesh panels and include four styles of brackets. These panels are easily attachable and can be quickly shipped to meet your immediate demand. 

So, how do BeastWire Pallet Rack Safety Mesh Panels keep your business NFPA Compliant? 

We’re glad you asked.

These safety panels keep your inventory on your bays organized and protected—preventing boxes from accidentally falling between the flue spaces. Keep in mind, NFPA regulations require back-to-back bays to have at least six inches of flue space allowing flames to vent up rather than out. It also enables sprinkler systems to put out any of these fires efficiently. 

In Conclusion

By ordering BeastWire Rack Safety Panels for your warehouse, you’ll be adding a critical safety measure to your business. On top of this new safety measure, you’ll be preventing all those valuable goods that you just had imported, from being set on fire. 

Contact us today so we can immediately ship you an order of BeastWire Pallet Rack Safety Mesh Panels to help keep you NFPA compliant.

Now, this makes us at SpaceGuard very happy!