Southern Folger Detention Equipment

The Southern Folger Detention Equipment company is synonymous with quality and excellence in product design, materials, and craftsmanship, as well as facility construction, service, repair and the retrofit market.

The organisation was created by a merger of the two pioneer American detention equipment manufacturers: Southern Steel, which was founded in 1897, and Folger Adam, which was established in 1905.

Access Hardware supplies the complete line of security products from Southern Folger Detention Equipment:

  • Two detention product lines from Southern Folger with worldwide recognition: Southern Steel and Folger Adam. Their products include high-security locks, hardware and locking devices.
  • Southern Folger Security Electronics - a range of products from desktop control panels to state-of-the-art, fully integrated systems featuring PLC, touch screen, intercoms and a specialty security electronics line to include SecurVu Video Visitation and PerimeterMax.
  • Detention accessories including pistol lockers, key cabinets, mirrors, and safety hooks.
  • Southern Steel SecurPak pedestrian and vehicle gates for high-security environments.

Southern Folger maintains a full staff of experienced, well- trained mechanical, manufacturing, electrical and control systems engineers with a focus on providing well-designed products and systems. They use AutoCAD® Mechanical for manufacturing applications and Solid Works® 3D mechanical software for product design and development. They are also incorporating Building Information Modelling (BIM) to create and manage design projects faster, more economically, and with less environmental impact. The engineering team provides custom design solutions and production drawings for detention locks and locking devices.

The Research and Development team is tasked with continuous product and process improvement, new product development and product testing to industry standards, such as ASTM and UL.

Southern Folgers’s 120,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and warehousing areas utilise state-of-the-art equipment, including two Bystronics lasers and computerised CNC Vertical Machining and Turning Centres. In the Jail Shop, fabrication, welding, painting, machining and assembly operations for sliding door devices, safes and component parts for detention locks. The Lock Shop is where assembly, inspection and packaging of all locks and door position switches occurs.