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The hidden costs of old, broken, & faulty jail cell door locks

Modern, functional, and proven security equipment is crucial to ensure the safety and security of both staff and residents in any prison or jail facility. When considering jail cell door upgrades, it is essential to evaluate both the monetary costs of maintaining old or broken locking mechanisms and the hidden costs. In this blog post, we will explore how retrofitting jail cell doors with The Willo Wedge™ not only enhances security but also presents a cost-effective solution for correctional facilities.

Avoiding Costly Repairs

Old or broken locking mechanisms in jail cell doors can pose significant challenges for corrections officers, maintenance staff, and jail administrators alike. Constant repairs and maintenance can drain valuable financial resources. By upgrading to The Wedge, correctional facilities can reduce the recurring expenses associated with repairing or replacing outdated locking systems. The Wedge’s durable and reliable construction minimizes the need for frequent repairs, allowing for cost savings in the long run.

Minimizing Security Risks and Managing Liability

Outdated locking mechanisms may be vulnerable to tampering or manipulation by clever residents. This not only compromises the security of the facility but also exposes correctional facilities to potential liability. The Wedge’s impact test certification and patented features, such as the Gripper, Tamper Alarm, and Double Offset Design, provide enhanced security and deter attempts to manipulate the lock. By investing in The Wedge, correctional facilities can add to their plan to reduce security risks and address potential liability concerns.

Streamlined Integration and Reduced Disruption

The Wedge is designed to integrate seamlessly with existing controls, requiring minimal modifications during installation. This streamlined integration minimizes disruption to daily operations and reduces associated costs. Unlike extensive construction projects, which can be time-consuming and costly, upgrading to The Wedge allows for a more efficient and cost-effective solution for enhancing security in correctional facilities.

Willo’s team, with over 100 years of combined experience in the detention locking systems industry, can handle your project from inception until completion, saving jail administrators the hassle and cost associated with finding a qualified architect.

Long-term Cost Savings

Investing in The Wedge offers long-term cost savings by providing a durable and reliable locking system. The Wedge’s superior construction and resistance to tampering reduce the need for frequent repairs or replacements. This cost-saving benefit allows correctional facilities to allocate their budget to other critical areas, such as staff training, resident rehabilitation programs, or facility improvements.

Upgrade your jail cell doors with The Wedge and experience the benefits of cost savings and enhanced security in your correctional facility.

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