Spacesaver’s DSM™ evidence lockers are specifically designed to provide an extremely secure chain of custody during the critical short-term evidence storage period, which is the period of time when evidence leaves the hands of the person who collected, until it’s properly logged and stored in the evidence and property room.
Preferred by law enforcement agencies throughout North America, DSM evidence lockers serve as an airtight, unattended evidence drop-off system. Officers can securely deposit evidence day or night without having to deal with keys or combinations, or rely on an evidence technician to be called in after hours.
The evidence lockers are built around two distinctive evidence storage processes:
1.) Pass-Thru Evidence LockerThe DSM pass-thru evidence locker system is built into the wall that separates the evidence-drop-off area from the property and evidence room. Evidence is deposited on the drop-off side and retrieved by an evidence technician on the other. A full-size rear door allows the evidence technician to efficiently remove items and reset the front locker opening. An optional front-lock-out system can be used to automatically lock the front doors when the rear door is opened to prevent unauthorized access to the evidence and property room through an unlocked evidence locker opening. Also available is a mesh rear door for a visual accounting of evidence storage.
2.) Non-Pass Thru Evidence LockerWith non-pass-thru evidence lockers, evidence is deposited and retrieved from the same self-closing doors without the need for keys or combination locks. Only authorized personnel can remove items. No one else. Ever. The evidence lockers easily mount against a wall.
Both deliver the utmost in security and integrity of evidence preservation and evidence retrieval. Both have gained a reputation for helping facilitate accreditation, whether it be through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®) or otherwise.