How Are Guard Booths Made?

Oct 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt


Each guard booth is constructed according to the needs of the customer with the help of proprietary designs by Kontek. Each guard booth is built meeting requirements or specific design requests to provide immediate safety. Kontek provides ballistic glass & both metallic and non-metallic protection, up to .50 cal AP and varying levels of blast protection. 

Guard Booth Design

Kontek designs tower elevated enclosures that do not require any excavation. It can also be relocated with ease when needed.  Features include:

  • Access and concealed chases
  • Stairs configured to meet onsite requirements
  • Towers certified to meet customer required blast pressure tolerances
  • Fully galvanized tower components
  • Quick installation

Protect personnel, resources and assets from external threats with an elevated mobile ballistic rated enclosure. These designs can have custom fabrication or be prefabricated. In addition, they provide tested blast protection and can be shipped fully operations. Features include:

  • Window blast floors, walls, roof, doors, windows and weapon ports
  • Tower and stairs integrated on road ready trailer
  • Ballistic and blast reflective pressure protection
  • Pre-finished 16-guage steel interior
  • Convenient lift connections
  • Epoxy coated steel exterior available in different colors

A personal defensive fighting position structure can also be fabricated by Kontek. Ballistic rated windows and shoot ports can be integrated into these protection structures. Features include:

  • 3-sided protection
  • Height adjustable lift
  • Easily maneuverable design
  • Ball bearing wheel assemblies
  • Protection including U.L Levels 1 through 8; NIJ I through IV and .50 caliber armor piercing
  • Available hydraulic option

Materials and Fabrication

A guard shack is typically 4 to 8 feet in diameter. Different types of guard booths are made from different materials. However, a typical guard booth is made of heavy-duty steel doors with tempered safety glass windows. It’s also all welded aluminum construction with 360-degree visibility. A guard shack can be designed to withstand bullets and an explosion. They have become more common since the September 11 attack on the World Trade Centers. Today, they are often used to protect institutions like government buildings, college campuses, museums and transportation terminals.

Contact Kontek Industries

When it comes to critical infrastructure protection, Kontek is the problem solver. They offer innovative designs, rapid deployment, full scale testing and force protection. “Faced with a seemingly impossible mission: design, manufacture and install state-of-the-art perimeter security for 12 nuclear power plants in nine states within 90 days, Kontek Industries rose to the challenge. (In April 2003, the NRC issued three security orders that mandated nuclear power plants to implement more stringent security measure by October 29, 2003). In an unprecedented 90 days, Kontek Industries designed, manufactured and installed 6,000 state-of-the-art delay access barriers in 12 nuclear facilities in nine states ahead of schedule.”

In a nutshell, Kontek Industries is a global leader in security and defense solutions. Looking to ramp up security at your establishment?  Turn to the proven experts at Kontek Industries. Whether it's custom fabrication for a security structure or prefabricated, Kontek can do it for you. 


Michael Witt

Written by Michael Witt