DEA Approved Storage


When properly installed WireCrafters Style 840 Partitions meet the US Drug Enforcement Administrationís requirements for physical security of Schedule III through V controlled substances as outlined in Title 21 CFR Sections1301:72-1301.76 physical security controls.

Drug Industryís Special Needs
As stipulated by 21 CFR 1301.72 storage areas for Schedule III through V controlled substances require a high level of security. Such installations have the following notable features.

Doors must be self closing and self locking.  WireCrafters offers a number of standard and custom lock options to meet this requirement, as well a line of self closing doors with mechanical and powered operators.

Walls constructed of not less than No.10 steel fabric with openings not more than 2-1/2" across the square, mounted on steel posts, set no more than ten feet apart, with horizontal reinforcement.  WireCrafters standard panels are maximum ten feet long, four or five feet tall, and are made of 2" x 1" opening 10 gauge steel wire.  The frames of our panels satisfy the requirement for horizontal reinforcement every sixty inches. 

Walls shall be mounted to posts at least one inch diameter, lagged to the floor.  Standard posts are 2" square with base plates for floor anchoring welded to each.  Lag bolts need to be pinned or brazed once installed.

Shall have a ceiling of same materials, or erected to reach the structural ceiling of the building.  WireCrafters system uses the same panels in walls and ceilings.  Furthermore, our system is so strong panels can be stacked between posts to reach most any building ceiling.

Panels mount flush to floor.  A simple modification to the hole layout on our stock posts eliminates the sweep space allowing flush to floor mounting of the panels as required for this application.
WireCrafters offers these features plus years of experience providing approved enclosures to the drug industry.  Let us help with your next project.

  • Self closing, self locking doors.
  • Wall and ceiling panels constructed of 10 gauge wire.
  • Steel support posts 2" square.
  • Posts have welded on base plates for lagging to the floor.
  • Posts are set no more than ten feet apart.
  • Walls have minimum 1-1/2" horizontal reinforcement at least every 60 inches.
  • Standard mesh has 2" x 1" rectangular opening.
  • Panels mount flush to floor.
  • Heavy 3/8" hardware non-accessible from the exterior.
  • Panels stack to any height
  • Clear spanned ceilings up to 35' across.