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Why do regulated drug-related companies need a modular vault room (prefabricated vault)?

Updated: Apr 12

In our daily medical operations, the handling of regulated drugs like buprenorphine, diethylpropion, and phenazepam presents significant challenges. These substances are tightly controlled due to their potential for misuse and involvement in criminal activities.


Companies involved in any aspect of controlled drug procedures, including manufacturing, distribution, and storage, face the critical task of preventing theft and diversion of these substances. To address this risk effectively, the establishment of modular vault rooms or prefabricated vaults is essential. These secure facilities ensure stringent control over controlled drugs, safeguarding them against unauthorized access and criminal exploitation. This not only protects public safety but also ensures the smooth and secure operation of drug circulation systems.


In many jurisdictions, governmental regulations mandate companies handling controlled drugs to install modular vault rooms or prefabricated vaults in compliance with local laws. Failure to meet these standards can result in the prohibition of activities related to controlled substances.


When constructing modular vault rooms or prefabricated vaults, adherence to specific building standards is crucial. In Europe, Lastingsafe recommends following the European standard EN1143-1. In other regions, compliance with national standards or referencing the American UL 608 standard is advisable. These standards typically entail the construction of hexahedral modular vault rooms or prefabricated vaults using either welded or bolted structures. Additionally, if the concrete floor meets the required specifications, a five-sided modular vault room or prefabricated vaults fixed to the ground can be utilized for enhanced security.


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