Weapon Storage Lockers, Cabinets & Shelving for Police Departments

police-department-weapon-gun-storage-lockersAs a police officer, you carry more stuff than the average person. And you have a variety of weapons that need to be properly stored. The three main places you keep guns, knives, ammunition, and other weaponry are on your person, in the car, and at the station.

Since you’ve already got solutions for wearing your weapons, we’re here to help by offering a variety of storage solutions for your vehicle and police station. Our lockers, cabinets, and shelving will keep weapons organized, secure, and easily accessible.

Police Vehicle Weapon Storage Lockers

Police vehicle storage lockers store pistols, rifles, ammunition, shotguns, magazines and other equipment safely and securely in the trunk of your car or SUV. Features and benefits include:

  • Lockers can be accessed by the press of a button.
  • Trunk mounting allows enough room for law enforcement radios.
  • Uses no floor space in trunk, providing more storage space.
  • Includes master-key override in case of a dead battery.
  • Hardened steel tamper-resistant lock

Handgun & Long Gun Storage Lockers

All of our hand gun and long gun storage lockers are designed to provide the highest level of security for stored weapons. And while the outside is tough, the inside is lined with neoprene to protect stored guns from damage.

Double Sided Gun Cabinets

Double sided gun cabinets have two sides and revolve 360 degrees to provide double the storage capacity in less space than a traditional storage system. The cabinets are also equipped with a lock to prevent anyone without authorization from accessing stored items. To access stored guns on the cabinet side facing the wall, simply spin the cabinet 180 degrees. When you are finished, you can turn the cabinet a quarter turn either way to lock it.

Mobile Storage Shelving for Guns & Ammo

Mobile storage shelving organizes and stores guns and ammo in half the floor space as traditional shelving. The mobile shelving compacts together and reduces the number of access aisles required to retrieve stored items. And with a vast selection of options, you can create the space saving weapon storage system you need.

Contact Us for Weapon Storage Systems for Your Police Department

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for all types of weapon storage solutions for police officers. We will even provide a free consultation to determine your exact needs before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.


A Short Guide to Under Carpet Raceways & Floor Mounted Wireways

under carpet raceways power data connectivityRaceways and wireways bring power, data, and communications from the wall to the interior of your building through the floor, but without the expense of core drilling, trenching or floor boxes. There are two main ways this is accomplished: under the carpet or mounted to the floor.

What are Under Carpet Raceways?

Under carpet raceways have a flush profile to offers the power and connectivity you need in virtually any situation. The raceway combines an extruded aluminum central wireway flanked by ultra-low sloping floor transition ramps and an array of accessories and options. Not only is the under carpet raceway strong and adaptable, but it complies with ADA requirements. When visual appeal, flexibility and budget is important, under carpet raceways are your best option. (Click here to see how other companies have used under carpet raceways)

What are Floor Mounted Wireways?

Floor mounted wireways install directly on top of any type of flooring to give you access to power and technology in open spaces. Extremely durable and discrete, these wireways offer a large range of power, AV, telecom connectivity options. When speed of installation, adaptability, and price are essential factors in your project, floor mounted wireways are the solution you need. (Click here to find out more about floor mounted wireways)

Where Can Raceways & Wireways Be Used?

floor mounted wireways connect dataUnder carpet raceways and floor mounted wireways can be used in a variety of places within your office building. Here are just a few examples.

Training Rooms

Whether it’s in a formal training room or conference room, your employees will need access to power and technology connections. Floor mounted wireways coupled with a modular receptacle power system give your employees what they need to focus on learning instead of connectivity. These systems seamlessly integrate into the flooring to keep your training room looking sharp and professional.

Employee Workstations

Today’s workplaces are densely packed with benching systems, cubicles, and desks. And employees need to connect their devices. Under carpet raceways provide robust cabling access and connectivity without getting in the way of people or the overall office design.

Waiting Rooms

No one likes to wait, so most people bring smartphones, laptops and tablets. So when you offer people a solution for connecting their devices, you’ve just made their lives a little easier. The raceways and wireways are designed to carry not only power for recharging technology, but also Ethernet and other telecommunications ports.

Contact Us for More Information on Raceways & Wireways

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for under carpet raceways and floor mounted raceways. SSG will even provide a free consultation to determine your exact needs before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.


Why Your Supplier Going Out of Business Is Actually Good

suppliers should offer overall value not just moneyThe other day, some friends and I were discussing car insurance. We talked about which carriers we use and how long we’ve been a customer. One of my friends was with their company for 17 years, before he finally switched – and that was only because he got married!

Thinking About Overall Value

Most of the time, we think of comparison shopping as a pain. No one really wants to invest the time, so we just use the same products and services we’ve always used – even if we aren’t getting the best value. And value doesn’t just have to mean money; it’s the overall experience: customer services, reliability, return on investment, and even company business practices.

This isn’t just limited to consumers. Businesses are the same way. In fact according to B2B International, “40% to 50% of companies have not introduced any new suppliers of a product in the last five years. For many buyers it is easier to carry on dealing with their existing suppliers than to make a change.”

But what happens when your company is forced to make a change because the manufacturer has gone out of business? While initially it might seem like a pain to have to find a new supplier, it can actually be a very good thing. This is the time to re-evaluate and decide which new supplier will offer the best overall value – not just the best price.

What to Look for in a New Supplier

When your business is looking for a new supplier that will add value to your organization, there are a lot of things to consider. Here are just a few to help you get started.

Evaluate Cost – But Not Just Upfront Costs

No matter what you’re buying, “how much does it cost” is usually the first thing that’s asked; however, the conversation shouldn’t stop there. Return on your investment is equally important. Beyond the price, one question to ask is “can you reuse the product”?

As an example, we offer both movable walls and modular casework as alternatives to drywall and built-in furniture. While the upfront costs might be higher for the products, the fact that you can reuse and adapt the products when business needs change instead of tearing down walls or buying new furniture makes them a worthwhile investment.

With just one move or layout change, you can recoup the money spent. Not only that, but you save additional money not having to pay for extra contractors, delivery to landfills, or loss of productivity due to down time.

stat about companies introducing new suppliersDo a Bit of Research on the Supplier

Just like you look at online reviews to decide which restaurant you want to eat at or ask your friends which phone company they like, you can do the same for businesses. Many businesses have testimonials featured on their site.

You can get an idea of what their clients have to say about them. Even though it’s probably all positive feedback, you can at least figure out one or two main positives about the company – like their customer service or product reliability. (We have numerous customer testimonials you can find on our website here).

Another thing to look for on a company’s website is case studies. If the company has a history of helping businesses just like yours solve their problems, you’ll know they can handle your concerns. (Curious to see our case studies? Find them here.)

Finally, you can reach out to other organizations in your industry to see who they use as their supplier. If they use one that you are researching, ask about their experiences.

Should You Buy a New Product Too?

What if instead of buying the same product, you purchased something different? Instead of only looking for a new supplier of the same product, it might be time to buy a whole new product.

Many times this works for technology. Your computer supplier has gone out of business, so instead of buying everyone new desktop computers, what if you provided your workers with laptops? You’ve now created a mobile workforce that can get their work done from anywhere.

finding a new product or service supplierBut it doesn’t just apply to technology; it can apply to anything – even something like storage (a topic we are very familiar with!). For example, if you are building a new distribution warehouse and would normally purchase pallet racks, you can consider another product instead like an automated storage system.


At the end of the day, finding a new supplier isn’t the easiest thing to do, but it does gives you an opportunity to find a company that will offer more value to your organization.

If you look for more than just initial price, and focus on return on investment, quality of the company, and what other products might meet your needs, you’ll be well on your way to finding the right company to do business with.


Improving Your Building’s Ventilation and Airflow with Fans

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  • For ever degree rise in temperature about 77ºF, productivity drops by 2%.
  • The annual productivity cost of buildings with poor ventilation is $60 billion.
  • The #1 complaint to facility managers is temperature.
  • Poor indoor air quality is one of the top 10 complaints of corporate tenants.

This doesn’t even include what the health effects of sick building syndrome are costing businesses. So what can you do to make sure your business and employees don’t suffer?

Different Types of Fans that Improve Building Ventilation and Airflow

The good news is that you don’t have to shell out more money on your expensive HVAC system. In fact, OSHA’s recommended solution is to improve ventilation and airflow. And all you need to do that is the right fan. Not just any fan, because many of them will just push hot, stale air around and do nothing; you need a fan that will give you results.

The infographic below shows three types of fans – large diameter; 7 foot directional; and wind powered turbines – that will actually improve ventilation and airflow in your building.

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Fans Aren’t Just for Manufacturing Facilities

You might be thinking that a fan won’t work for you since you don’t have a manufacturing business. But actually, these fans are used in a wide variety of facilities including:

  • Warehouses
  • Automotive shops
  • Military facilities
  • Sports arenas
  • Airport hangers
  • Agricultural buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Event centers
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Shopping malls

Ready to Learn More About Using Fans to Improve Ventilation and Airflow?

Do you want to learn more about how you can use fans in your facility? Then, check out this video and contact us. We offer a free consultation to see which types of fans will work best in your building.


Why Choose Hamilton Sorter’s Scientific Modular Laboratory Casework

lab furniture modular casework vs built-in millworkPeople have been using traditional built-in millwork in their laboratories for years, so why change now? Because traditional built-in millwork isn’t cost-effective, and its inflexibility just doesn’t cut it anymore in our technologically-run and ever-changing world. It’s time to step up your game with Hamilton Sorter’s scientific modular laboratory casework. The fact that the casework is modular ensures a functional and adaptable laboratory space while the superior quality delivers a safe and productive environment for many years to come.

Create Your Own Custom Scientific Modular Laboratory Casework

Because Hamilton Sorter offers a huge variety of standard pieces for their scientific modular laboratory casework, it’s easy to modify and create custom solutions without the custom price tag. For example, standard components can be used to create mobile applications. Lockable drawers and doors with individually keyed locks provide secure storage for expensive equipment. Durable phenolic resin work surfaces and integrated sinks can stand up to harsh chemicals and are easy to clean.

High Quality Construction for Long-Lasting Furniture

Typically, built-in millwork is welded, which can be cheaper upfront. Too bad it’s also cheaper quality. It easily rusts and panels can’t be replaced, meaning you have to tear it all out and throw it away – just to make a change!

On the other hand, scientific modular laboratory casework isn’t welded. Instead, it’s riveted for extra strength and longevity. The casework is connected with “U” rivets that link the seams and create double lined cabinets. Other additional benefits of rivet construction include:

  • twice the fatigue life as spot-welds and with the same static tensile and peel strength
  • rivet cabinet construction makes the quality of the attachment clearly visible
  • panel replacement without damage to joined parts is easy
  • varying materials and thicknesses can be joined together
  • every panel is powder coated prior to assembly and maintains a 2.5 mil coating on all surfaces
  • greatly reduced possibility of rust out especially important in the seams

hamilton sorter's scientific modular laboratory caseworkStill Not Sure You’re Ready for Modular Casework in Your Lab?

Do you still need help deciding between built-in millwork and modular casework for your lab? Check out this blog post we wrote about another lab that had to make the same decision, and find out their reasons for going with scientific modular laboratory casework.

Also, you can give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message, and we will put you in touch with one of our modular casework experts that will happily answer all of your questions!