|GSA Class 5 Containers:
"Class 5 containers are
typically used for storage of weapons and sensitive items such as
funds, jewels, precious metals, etc. Class 5 containers may also
be used for storage of classified documents, components, materials, and
equipment. They provide the same protection as Class 6 plus ten
minutes against forced entry attack. Class 5 containers
come in several types: file cabinet, map and plan, weapon
storage, COMSEC, and IPS."
Please Note: Unless you have a specific requirement to the contrary,
under most circumstances, Class 5 security is not required for
storage of classified documents.
There are four different types of Class 5 containers
which are commonly available:
1. Class 5 filing cabinets, available in two and four drawer
configurations. Five drawer filing cabinets are not available in Class
5 security at this time
2. Class 5 Map Plan Containers, available empty, or fitted with a
variety of inserts to accommodate filing drawers, shelves, weapons and
ammunition storage drawers, as well as several variations of pull out
weapons carts, capable of securing up to 32 long weapons.
3. Class 5 General Purpose Container, available empty, or with several
interior options including shelves and drawers.
4. Class 5 Information Processing Systems (IPS) Containers.
The following table lists the basic approximate shipping weights and
dimensions of the various GSA Rated Class 5 Containers:
|Class 5 Two Drawer Container
||25 x 21 x 28.5"
|Class 5 Four Drawer Container
||49 x 21 x 28.5"
|Class 5 Map Plan Container (Empty)
||51 x 22 x 39"
|Class 5 General Purpose Container
||29 x 22 x 24"
|Class 5 IPS Container
||51 x 22 x 35"
If you determine you have a requirement for a Class 5
container, please note these units are quit heavy. Consideration must
be given to placement and installation access, as well as the
ability of the floor structure of your building, or ship, to support
one, or more, containers. When ordering, you must be specific as to
exactly where the container is to be placed, with regard to elevators,
stairs, etc, as well as the unloading facilities, i.e. docks,
present at your location. If special delivery services are
required, and available in your area, these plans must be made at the
time your order is placed.
If you are ordering a Class 5 filing cabinet, the only option to
consider is color. All of our containers are available in Gray, Black
or Parchment. Grey is the most common color, and normally is more
readily available from stock.
DEA/DoD regulations require most Controlled Substances to be stored in
a GSA Approved Class 5 Container. For complete requirements visit the
DEA, Office of Diversion Control website. Refer to the “Security
Outline of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.” As noted there,
additional, Non-Practitioner requirements may apply, such as weight
minimums, normally exceeding 750 Lbs, and an external monitored alarm.
We have a complete line of Pharmacy Containers. Please download
complete information here.
Weapons Containers: For GSA Approved Class 5 Weapons
Containers, there are a number of options to consider. There are
two different configurations of weapons container, both with
variations. The first would be a container in which the weapons are
stored in pull out drawers. In this arrangement it is possible to
outfit the container with up to seven drawers, each capable of
accepting either pistols, long guns or ammunition. In the second
configuration, the container is equipped with a weapons cart., which
racks out and allows quick access to your weapons. There are two styles
of carts available, the first accommodating up to 32 M-16s, or similar
weapons. The second is the State Department Cart, accepting 16 M-16s,
or similar, on one side and features shelves, for pistols or additional
ammunition, on the other side. Both configurations are available with
dual, top mounted, ammunition boxes.
Information Processing Containers (IPS): The GSA Rated Class 5 Information Processing Systems (IPS) Container is
manufactured to a Class 5 rating under Federal Specification AA-C-2786
for protection of classified information and materials. These units are
designed to give closed door protection to operating computer systems
and related components. Standard 19" rack mount components are
accepted, including shelves, drawers and other standard accessories. A
secure cable box maintains equipment protection while allowing for
cable and cord hook-up from outside the safe. The unit also segregates
your equipment from potentially harsh outside conditions by providing a
heat exchanger to dissipate accumulated heat from inside the cabinet.
This greatly reduces the introduction of dust, moisture and other
potentially corrosive environmental elements leading to reduced
maintenance and, overall, much equipment cleaner operation.