Gray & Adams have developed a unique expertise in the design and manufacture of these highly specialist vehicles. The custodial vehicle range varies in size from conversions of 3.5 tonne vans for 2-cell applications to four, five, six, eight, ten, twelve and 14-cell vehicles which are designed to suit various sized box bodies and are based on chassis ranging from 5.2 to 12 tonnes. In most vehicles, the cells are incorporated into the rear of the body. However, in a five-cell vehicle, because of the odd number of cells, an extra cell is fitted into the front of the body opposite the custodian’s seating area.
Custodial vehicles are designed with priority given to the safety and security of prisoners and custodians. They include features that prevent or reduce the risk of prisoners escaping and minimize the risk of injury or self-harm. Systems to minimise tampering with equipment and to reduce deliberate damage to the interior by prisoners are also put in place.
All vehicles in the range incorporate heating, lighting, ventilation and air conditioning that can be regulated from inside the body by the custodian. The electrics for each of these systems in four to fourteen cells are concealed in a panel in the roof. Thermostatically controlled systems achieve cell temperatures between 18 and 22℃ and each cell receives equal amounts of air conditioning and heating.
For more information on our custodial vehicles please contact us.