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.
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.
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.