No matter the type of business you operate, the purpose of a guard house for your business should be to guarantee that it is a safe and secure place for people to work. This is paramount to a business’s success. Of course, if you’re responsible for overseeing the security of a business, you likely recognize the challenges associated with ensuring that your employees, clients, customers, and guests feel safe. After all, there are costs associated, logistical questions that need answering, and design elements that must be addressed.
Implementing a serious security program for your business should be seen as an investment rather than an expense, but along with that mindset comes an expected return. The good news is that investing in a high-quality guard house can serve several purposes, each of which is an additional benefit for your business. Let’s take a look at some of the ways your business can utilize high-security booths.
The primary benefit of your security booth is the opportunity it provides your security personnel to perform at their best. One purpose of the guard house is to limit the challenges security team members face. Often they work long hours, either standing or on the go, and the nature of the job can be stressful. This type of guard shack offers them a comfortable operating station that is equipped with what they need to keep your business protected and help them feel safe.
By investing in a high-security booth that includes data and communication, bullet and blast-resistant materials, even HVAC systems and bathrooms, you’re giving your personnel the tools they need to get the job done right.
A less obvious purpose of your guard shack is the role it can serve as a recruiting tool. In addition to providing your existing security team with the resources they need to perform at their best, you will also be demonstrating to other security professionals that you care about your security team.
This will encourage the best of the best to apply for positions with your company and thus keep a roster of top talent on location to protect your business.
A high-security booth fortified with bullet and blast-resistant materials and features can serve as your security team’s defensive station. With slide-open gun ports and blinding external lamps, your security team can mount a counter-offense from the safety and protection of your BBRE guard house.
While you never hope to have to use these features, including them in your guard shack design is critical if you’re working in a location vulnerable to high-level threats.
Another purpose of your guard house can be revenue collection. For example, if your parking lot or deck charges for using its spaces, your security guard house can double as a turnstile where tickets and payments are collected. Without a proper station from which to collect these fees, you could potentially lose hundreds of thousands of dollars annually; an investment in a quality station at these checkpoints could pay for itself in a short amount of time!
One more benefit of a security booth for your business is the clear signal it sends to your employees and your clients that their safety is one of your top priorities.
For many job seekers, a purpose of a guard house is to let potential hires know that their employer cares about security — whether it’s on your corporate campus or in your parking deck — which can increase the likelihood that they will stay with your company.
As for clients, prospects, and guests, a security presence is an indication of a professional organization. In addition, when clients feel safe and comfortable at your business, they are more likely to retain your services.
At B.I.G. Enterprises, we have been helping businesses make the most of their investment in high-security guard booths for over 45 years. Our experts create fully customized and prefabricated security stations that are built to meet each and every need of your business.
We work with you to ensure that your guard shack serves any purpose necessary while meeting any stylistic or architectural requirements, providing protection and comfort for security personnel, and staying within a reasonable budget.
If you’re interested in getting a free estimate for your guard shack, contact our team today.