A guard shack is a building that accommodates security and personal equipment from the elements. Moreover, they serve a wide range of applications, such as:
- Military and government installations
- Fueling stations
- Border Crossings
- Theme parks
Guard shacks go as far back as the 18th century where sentries would sleep between the duty hours. These shacks would house shelves, tables, a fireplace, and shelve arms rack. Today, however, their primary purpose is offering security for institutions. These institutions can include a residential facility, government building or a commercial estate. Generally, property owners place these shacks at the entrance. Here, they serve as a checkpoint for monitoring and securing the area. Moreover, these guard shacks feature security cameras and a chair for a security guard to sit and monitor. These units are also bullet, fire and explosion proof. Also, they are gaining popularity in the aftermath of terrorist attacks across the US.
Guard shack enclosures help create a safe and comfortable office space for workers who are in charge of keeping the premises secure. Moreover, the shack protects them from the elements of nature. You can place them practically anywhere, with 360-degree windows. Hence, they provide a supervisor or guard a panoramic view of the facility.
Since they resist heat and high temperatures as well as attacks, the military can also use guard shacks. The majority of these units come with built-in ballistics protection, making them an excellent and affordable solution to all your security needs.
One of the critical benefits of guard shacks is that it offers an opportunity for customization, such as custom roof and wall configurations, factory-installed faux stone, standing seam roofs, factory-installed bricks, and much more.
Another significant advantage that comes with installing a security guard booth is enhanced security. Whether your business deals with critical information, hazardous materials, or valuable products, there could be numerous reasons why you need to supervise traffic that goes in and out of the front gate. Guard shacks allow you to fine-tune facility access, and make sure you are aware of who is on your premise at any given time. Whether you require protection for your security guards or wish to monitor equipment, guard shacks can help you achieve that.
In addition to that, you can also use video surveillance in your guard booth that will give you a constant assessment of the entire property, as extensively as you like.
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