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Data center protection guard stations are the front-line command centers for perimeter control. Even when a facility wishes to be inconspicuous, its presence can be an effective deterrence. Our prefabricated guard stations are often the security anchor to many data centers’ multi-level security, equipped with perimeter fencing, anti-intrusion systems, dual authentication entry, biometric and color-coded key card security, and interior and exterior video surveillance. Plus, we offer every amenity needed to provide ultimate comfort and security.

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The guard shack is nexus in data center 911 event

Despite the widely held assumption that it will be the police that come to the rescue when there is a violent incident, the reality is that many emergency situations happen too quickly. Statistics show that most situations that ultimately require law enforcement intervention, for example active shooter situations, are over before police can arrive. As such, it is crucial to rescue and tactical operations that there be a point of contact on site when they arrive, so they can quickly get the most pertinent information and correctly assess the situation. Often times with so much of security linked to technology, it is easy to forget that a guarded modular guard house is often the nexus of most of this coordinated activity. While much of your data center's security relies on computers and programming, such as an alert notification system, controlling magnetic locks and keys, managing the emergency alert system, and enabling a panic alarm for the front-line staff who tend to be most at risk, there are security measures that cost pennies and rely on common-sense initiatives. These initiatives include keeping an up-to-date printed company directory with photos; labeling every door so a trapped employee can quickly identify and provide their location within the data center; designating a failover location in the event of an evacuation; and putting together and maintaining a fire box with all the materials, information, and keys that police and first responders will need in the event of an emergency. The mobile guard shack must be set up in the most effective location as the first point of contact for all these initiatives. This is not to say that technology does not also play a key role in saving lives; in a situation where seconds matter and lives are on the line, being able to control access from a mobile guard shack and deploy guards to either free trapped people or block off access and secure an intruder is critically important to your data center's security. Ensuring the security of your personnel and visitors requires a mix of common sense, and attention to detail. Saving lives requires a central coordination point to manage all these combined endeavors and make sure that every effort counts.

Important add-on every data center should consider

Keeping your data center protected is a priority. In today’s uncertain times, you must take steps to be certain your facility is secure at all times. While installing a security system is one way to keep your building safe, it’s also vital to have trained staff at strategic locations on your property.

Naturally, when positioning security staff on your property, it’s also important to take steps to be sure that staff can be in communication with one another and are protected from the elements. Installing a guard shack can help make that process easier. Depending on the nature of your facility, you might even find it beneficial to install more than one guard building. Given the latest advances in technology, it’s possible to ensure that all of your security buildings are connected—from a communications point of view--to make certain you always know what is going on.

Positioning Guard Booths
Guard shacks can be positioned anywhere on your property to greet visitors as they enter your grounds. A range of amenities is also available, including but not limited to, restrooms, IT\Data Room and\or Bullet Resistant Construction. In fact, one of these guard booths can function entirely on its own while staying completely connected to the rest of your operation.

Guard booths can do far more than simply guard the entrance or exit to your facility. Since these booths are sized and built for the project need it can be positioned practically anywhere on your property, they can also be used for a number of other functions. Do you need a kiosk where you can provide information to visitors? One of these booths is excellent for such purposes. Distributing everything from maps to security pass cards, these booths give you the ability to have staff positioned exactly where they need to be. The modular design of these booths also ensures they can be easily transported to another location, if the need should arise. The portable nature of these booths makes them a great investment.

Customizing Your Guard Booth Design At B.I.G. Enterprises, we take the greatest pride in delivering only the highest-quality guard booths. Built for complete functionality, these booths can also be customized to your specifications without a custom cost. The modular design even gives you the option to expand at some point in the future. There are simply no limits to these products. You decide what you need and have the guard shack designed to meet your needs. For instance, you can have your booth built to whatever size you need and even include special features, such as casework, countertops, extensive electrical and low voltage wiring. Your guard booth will be ready to function in whatever manner you need.

Security is one of the most important needs in any business, especially data centers, and it is a need you simply cannot afford to ignore. Investing in a guard shack can give your facility a greater level of flexibility while staying at the cutting edge of technology on-site.

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