Benefits of a Custom DEA Cage

In the pharmaceutical industry, ensuring controlled substances’ secure and regulatory-compliant storage is paramount. WireCrafters is a trusted name offering cutting-edge solutions designed to meet the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) rigorous standards. Join us as we look into the features, benefits, and regulations WireCrafters abide by to adhere to the DEA’s guidelines for controlled substance storage.

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DEA cages offer a range of invaluable benefits in ensuring the secure and compliant storage of controlled substances. First and foremost, these cages provide a physical barrier, safeguarding pharmaceutical assets from unauthorized access and theft. Compliance with stringent DEA regulations is paramount, and DEA cages help facilities meet these standards, avoiding potential legal ramifications. 

Additionally, these cages enhance organizational efficiency by providing an organized and designated space for controlled substance storage. Furthermore, the transparent and secure nature of DEA cages allows for easy visual inspection, facilitating regulatory compliance checks. Overall, the benefits of DEA cages include heightened security, regulatory adherence, organizational efficiency, and streamlined inspection processes, making them an indispensable asset in the pharmaceutical industry.

Customized to Meet Customer’s Needs

Our wire partitions can be customized to any size or shape to fit the unique needs of our customers. With more than 45 years of experience in the DEA and Schedule III, IV, and V controlled substances storage industry, we take great pride in going above and beyond the requirements and standards. We have never failed a DEA inspection to date!

WireCrafters' exceptional ability to construct customized DEA cages sets us apart as an industry leader, surpassing all competitors. Understanding that each facility has unique requirements, WireCrafters excels in tailoring DEA cages to specific needs, ensuring a seamless fit for diverse storage environments. Our commitment to customization extends beyond dimensions to include features that align precisely with individual compliance needs. The result is a meticulously crafted DEA cage that meets and exceeds expectations, offering unparalleled flexibility and adaptability. With WireCrafters, clients can trust that their customized DEA cage will be a precisely engineered solution, standing out as the industry’s pinnacle of quality and innovation.


  • Our custom capabilities can span up to 50+ feet tall with ceilings that can free span 35’, or we can go to the facility’s ceiling.
  • Standard mesh is 10 gauge 2”x1” opening, but we can do as small as ½” openings for maximum protection.
  • Tamper-proof hardware is available upon request. If tamper-proof hardware is bypassed, regulations require the cage to pin or braze the hardware to prevent it from being altered with hand tools.

Federal Regulations

A cage located within a building on the premises, meeting the following specifications:

(i) Having walls constructed of not less than No. 10 gauge steel fabric mounted on steel posts, which posts are:

(a) At least one inch in diameter;

(b) Set in concrete or installed with lag bolts that are pinned or brazed; and

(c) Which are placed no more than ten feet apart with horizontal one and one-half inch reinforcements every sixty inches;

(ii) Having a mesh construction with openings of not more than two and one-half inches across the square,

(iii) Having a ceiling constructed of the same material, or in the alternative, a cage shall be erected which reaches and is securely attached to the structural ceiling of the building. A lighter gauge mesh may be used for the ceilings of large enclosed areas if walls are at least 14 feet in height,

(iv) Is equipped with a door constructed of No. 10 gauge steel fabric on a metal door frame in a metal door flange, and in all other respects conforms to all the requirements of 21 CFR 1301.72(b)(3)(ii), and

(v) Is equipped with an alarm system which, upon unauthorized entry, shall transmit a signal directly to a central station protection agency or a local or state police agency, each having a legal duty to respond, or to a 24-hour control station operated by the registrant, or to such other source of protection as the Administrator may approve.

At WireCrafters, our meticulous attention to detail, innovative design features, and dedication to meeting DEA guidelines make our cages the pinnacle of security and compliance. By choosing WireCrafters, you're investing in a product and a comprehensive solution that exceeds all expectations, ensuring your facility achieves and maintains the highest levels of DEA compliance for controlled substance storage. You can trust WireCrafters to elevate your security measures, setting a new standard in safeguarding pharmaceutical assets.

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