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Guard Booths: Features and Design

Aug 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt

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An armored guard booth is an essential element of the overall plan for security at your nuclear facility. A custom-made security guard house will protect your employees and your infrastructure. You can select features such as security windows, cameras, locks, and spotlights to meet your facility's particular security needs.  

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Guard Shack Pricing: Rent or Buy?

Aug 7, 2019 8:30:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Prefabricated Guard Booth

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Guard Booths: Rent or Buy

Any organization that needs a guard booth might be tempted to choose the least expensive options on the table. Leaders may choose to rent structures or even search for a used guard shack for sale. But regardless of your industry, the risks of cutting corners are ultimately not worth the money you save. While renting parking booths may save you a little money in the short-term, you're ultimately jeopardizing both the employee and the overall safety of your facilities. It's time to look at the real risks and rewards of customizable booths against renting or buying used enclosures. 

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How Much Do Guard Booths Cost?

Jul 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Guard Booth

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How Much Do Guard Booths Cost?

Those looking for guard shacks for sale need to balance their budget against the quality of the infrastructure they need. Most manufacturers will price each booth out by its square footage, depending on the amenities and materials used to construct it. You can find low-range booths for as low as $30 a square foot, while the upper end can skew toward $150 or more. When you search for security buildings, you need to take into account how sturdy they are, the size and shape of the structure, and how the booth helps professionals prepare if danger does happen to strike. 

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Nuclear Security and the Benefit of Guard Booths

Jul 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Guard Booth

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Nuclear Security and the Benefits of Guard Booths

Nuclear security takes into account all the ways in which facilities can protect their people, property, and surrounding environment. It's designed to address the many nuclear hazards that might occur, from the everyday threats to the truly unexpected catastrophes. Whether it's a terrorist plot or a car accident, security professionals need to be able to detect and prevent danger whenever possible and mitigate the consequences in case something does happen. The International Atomic Energy Agency has some pretty stringent guidelines on what exactly that means for the many plants around the world. See how the suggestions should influence the decision makers at nuclear facilities and how guard booths can make a difference in the general safety of everyone. 

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How Guard Booths Provide Needed Security for Employees

Jun 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Prefabricated Guard Booth

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A guard booth or guard tower protects employees, whether they are used for traffic control or perimeter security. Guard booths may also be used inside a facility at the entrance to a restricted area. Guard booths are armored to protect the employee guarding the area in the event of a breach of security. They also allow security employees to conduct their duties without the fear of getting shot by terrorists. The guard booth may be customized as needed, but usually has electricity run to it, has plenty of lighting, and may even have heating and air conditioning.

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What is the NRC: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Jun 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Regulations

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission — the NRC — is in charge of developing regulations that govern nuclear reactors and the safety of nuclear material, formulating policies, issuing orders to licensees and adjudicating legal matters. The chairman of the NRC is also responsible for planning the budget, conducting personnel functions of the agency, and conducting organizational and administrative long-range planning.

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What is Security and Defense Custom Fabrication

May 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Custom Fabrication

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When you need custom mission-critical solutions that use the latest technologies and are cost-effective, you want a company that has over 150 collective years in creating these masterpieces. Whether your industry is in the Department of Defense, you’re a world-class race team or you are designing protection for nuclear facilities, Kontek Industries will tackle those tough challenges. Our components will save you time and money in the long run and will provide you with protection for security and defense installations for many years.

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5 Uses for Mobile Ballistic Rated Enclosures

May 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Ballistic Rated Enclosures

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A mobile ballistic rated enclosure from Kontek Industries can be set up in less than an hour. This rapid deployment is great when you have situations that are constantly changing. Mobile ballistic rated enclosures need minimal maintenance and have a low cost of ownership. Use them as a temporary or permanent building or command center.

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The Purpose of Ballistic Rated Enclosures

Apr 30, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Michael Witt posted in Ballistic Rated Enclosures

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A ballistic rated enclosure (BRE) may commonly be known as a guard tower, security booth, watchtower, range tower, observation tower or a fire tower. If your BRE is used for observation, it should be elevated. However, you may need a guard booth at the entrance to a facility—of course, that needs to be at ground level.

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Best Uses of Ballistic Resistant Glass

Apr 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Ballistic Glass

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Ballistic glass cost depends on the type of glass you order and the size of the project. It is made from acrylic or several layers of polycarbonate. The more protection you need, the higher the level of protection you should order.

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