Guard booths are a critical part of your security system, deterring crime and protecting both your people and your infrastructure. If your company is on the move, if you need maximum flexibility in your security system, or if you need to be prepared to deal with security emergencies, then mobile guard booths are the ideal solution. These booths offer the convenience of being easy to move, so you can always place them exactly where you need them as conditions change.
Guard booths, often referred to as watch houses, guard shacks, security booths, security buildings or even sentry buildings have a wide variety of applications. They are used to protect employees who may be in danger of being accosted because of the type of company they work for or because they handle a lot of money.
Security buildings are meant to protect employees in many types of employment from guard booths in parking lots to towers in military installations. Guard booth design depends on what you need and your location. Booths may be mobile or stationary, may have heat and air conditioning—or not—and usually have electricity. A guard booth is not only armored, but it may also have locks on the doors, security cameras, a redundant computer backup for the cameras and even a security window so that employees may safely check identification. Kontek Industries even designs security booths that meet the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s standards for safety.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.