As a manufacturer of detention equipment like corrections furniture, wire mesh barriers and accessories we know the value of having a qualified DEC not only install our products but also help in the specification process.
DECs understand the security issues in the installation of detention wire mesh barriers. General contractors know how to build buildings but DECs see our products every day. Also, our prison furniture is many times heavier than commercial grade furniture. This requires the install to be much more secure and precise. Detention accessories like grab bars and hooks must be installed with care and security in mind as a detention grab bar beten off of the wall is a weapon in the hands of an inmate.
Generally speaking, all the work hitting the streets in the next year will stretch the resources of the detention contractors in the market. That fact can’t be used to mistakenly allow non qualified contractors to install detention equipment.