About FDS

Florida Detention Systems’ mission is to provide our customers with the highest quality products and services expertly suited for their needs, while creating a safe, efficient and profitable workplace. We achieve this purpose by knowledge of our industry through many years of experience, hard work by motivated company personnel with a spirit of cooperation, and an open mindedness toward innovation and success.


  • Founded by George Stewart in 1973 as American Fence Company
  • Awarded and completed first detention facility fence project in 1977
  • Incorporated in Florida in 1982
  • Became Hailee Systems in 1990; expanded offerings to gates and access control
  • In 2000, split fence contracting out of Hailee Systems to open Florida Detention Systems
  • Florida Detention Systems entered the market as a full service detention equipment contractor in 2000
  • Awarded and completed first Non-Lethal Electrified Fence project in 2009.

FDS is currently registered to do business in the following states:

(Contact us – we can register with any state!)

Our territory includes:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oklahoma
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin
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