About DEA/Pharmaceutical Cages:
Federal regulations for the storage of pharmaceutical items, narcotics, and other controlled substances mandate strict standards for physical storage. A common misconception is that a costly custom application is required to achieve this higher level of security.
BeastWire Mesh partitions meet all US Drug Enforcement Administration’s requirements for the physical security of Schedule III through V of controlled substances as outlined in Title 21 CFR Sections 1301.72-1301.76. Using readily available components, BeastWire meets the desired level of security while providing a cost-effective solution.
BeastWire Mesh DEA Cage Panels
BeastWire pharmaceutical and DEA cages are constructed using panels that meet or exceed the specification:
- Our standard 10-gauge welded wire mesh (2” square) exceeds the specification. A variety of other mesh options are available for higher internal security requirements.
- We manufacture panels at heights up to 5’ and lengths not exceeding 10’ with reinforcements every sixty inches, meeting the DEA specification
BeastWire Mesh DEA Cage Posts
BeastWire Universal Posts are constructed from 2” X 2”, 14-gauge steel tube with welded base plates. Base plates are drilled for up to 3/8-inch diameter lag bolts or floor anchors, understanding that anchors must be pinned or brazed by the installer. Extension posts are used to easily achieve heights greater than 12’-2”. BeastWire’s proprietary growth plates fill in the otherwise standard 2” sweep space below our wire mesh panels to ensure that the cage is secure starting from the floor, eliminating the need for special posts.
BeastWire Mesh DEA Cage Ceilings
Wire mesh ceilings can offer a more cost-effective option when the building’s structural ceiling is highly obstructed or at a height where materials can no longer be stored/accessed. BeastWire Mesh DEA Cage ceiling panels are constructed from the same rigid and heavy-duty materials as the wall panels.
BeastWire Doors and Gates
BeastWire Mesh DEA Cage Doors conform to all the requirements of 21 CFR 1301.72(b)(3)(ii). Hinge and slide gates are both available with hydraulic self-closers and provide self-locking capabilities for all mortise cylinders and electronic access control locks. Larger BeastWire Mesh slide gates can alternatively include a hard-wired automatic gate closer with a chain-less driver track. Various controlled entry options are available as well. Slide gates with hydraulic closers are paired with our slide door electric strike which works with a 24VDC power supply.
All BeastWire lockers and cages can be designed to fit your unique needs and applications. Let our customer service department help create your next storage opportunity.