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 Post subject: High-Value-Asset Security Cage (HVASC) NSN's
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:45 pm 
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From PS Magazine, Aug 2007

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High value asset security cages (HVASC) protect valuables and prevent theft. Use them indoors and outdoors, in garrison and in the field, in arms rooms, supply storage areas,f maintenance facilities, joint use areas and shipping containers. The cages are transportable, so they can provide added security during shipping and convoys.

Two Types of Cages are available.

1. The Portable Cage is made up of an upper and a lower container.
Upper: 415 pounds, 29"H x 33"W x 45"D
Lower: 540 pounds, 37"H x 33"W x 44.75"D

The assembled containers weigh 955 pounds. They measure 66"H x 33"W x 45"D.

2. The Supply Cage is a single, large security container, weighing 1,090 pounds. It measures 72"H x 60"W x 33.5"D.

HVASC Color NSN
Portable green 5411-01-522-4822
Portable tan 5411-01-522-4816
Supply green 5411-01-522-4821
Supply tan 5411-01-522-4823

The cages feature...
* solid steel plate, tubing and mesh construction
* doors that swing out
* removable casters that swivel
* safety devices to hold doors open
* attachments to fasten HVASC to structures or other HVASC
* removable, adjustable shelves
* tie-down points that swing up and out to accept hooks, shackles or straps
* quick release pins hold doors, shelves, and casters in place
* tarp covers that protect gear from dust, dirt, rain, frost, snow and sun, and that also hide the valuables from view
* lock mechanisms designed to prevent padlocks from being cut by bolt cutters or hacksaws

Padlocks and Chains

The HVASC does not come with padlocks or chains. Both types of HVASC accept the 5200-series padlocks. The portable cage needs four padlocks, and the supply cage calls for two. You may also need chains for attaching the cages to fixed objects. Here are the NSNs:

Item NSN
5200-series padlock 5340-00-158-3805
20-ft heavy duty chain 4010-00-171-4427

Safety First

* Before you move the cage, securely fasten the gear inside. That'll keep things from shifting and prevent personal injury or damage to the gear.
* Before you roll the HVASC on casters, make sure the surface is firm, smooth and free of debris, clutter and cracks. Even though the cages are bottom-heavy, there's a risk of tipping.
* Use the two-man rule when you move the cage: one person to push and the other to pull and steer.
* When you put the cage in a permanent place, make sure it's on a firm, level surface with the casters locked.
* If you lift the cage with a forklift or crane, always lift from the bottom. Never connect hooks, chains, straps or shackles to the top of the cage for lifting.

Shipping Safety

Before you ship the cage:

* Evenly distribute and securely fasten the gear inside.
* Use the caster locks to lock the casters in place.
* If you remove the casters, put them inside the cage so they won't get lost.

Cleaning

Use warm water and a mild laundry detergent to remove dirt, oil and grease from the cage and the tarp. Rinse with clean water and allow to air dry. Do not fold and store the tarp until it is thoroughly dry. Storing the tarp damp can cause mold to grow.

Publications

There is no Army technical manual supporting the HVASC. But each one comes with a user's guide that covers use, maintenance, shipping and safety.

If you have questions about security, start by going to your installation's security office. You may also want to read the following Army regulations:

* AR 190-11, Physical Security of Arms, Ammunition and Explosives
* AR 190-13 The Army Physical Security Program

You'll find them online: http://www.army.mil/usapa/epubs/index.html

Container Weight in Height in Width in Depth in
pounds inches inches inches

Upper 415 29 33 45
Lower 540 37 33 44 3/4


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