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Women's Correctional Centre Headingley
Women's Correctional Centre Headingley
RCMP Shared Learning Centre


The safety, security and welfare of staff and inmates are enhanced by detention hollow metal construction. In a typical bar-grille cell front, an inmate does not only have access to all hardware, but also has opportunities to abuse or injure a staff member or other inmates by throwing objects or bodily fluids, or by grabbing them through the bars. Visibility to these incidents is reduced in a hollow metal assembly. However, incorporating security glass, perforated plate, wire mesh screen or grille, (or any combination of these options), into a hollow metal door or frame can provide adequate visibility for the stafff. Cell fronts can be designed using sidelight frames for better visibility into cells.

Because of the insulation-filled construction of doors in detention facilities, the noise level is reduced, if not completely eliminated. If an inmate decides to beat or kick the cell front, he will only create a dull and thudding noise.  Also, the full grouted hands and mullions are highly effective for noise control.

SWS Detention Group is a Certified Detention Equipment Contractor. Our staff has received Factory Training in both Field Operations and Project Management for the installation of Mechanical, Electro-Mechanical and Electro-Pneumatic swinging and sliding door detention locking systems.

SWS Detention Group is a leader in the construction industry.  Our staff handles project management, project estimation and installation to ensure your project is successful. We have completed projects across Canada -  from small renovations to large new institutions. Whether the project delivery is owner direct, bid and build or design build, SWS Detention Group is ready to bring its experience and expertise to your team.

Please contact us at 1-877-797-1999 or email Kelvin, Vice President - Construction ( or Kristian, Project Manager ( for more information.