Security Guard Booth Building Specifications

At B.I.G. Enterprises, we believe there is no limitation to what your guard booth building can do. We manufacture our security booths with quality craftsmanship and materials, and offer both standard booth designs and booths built to your exact needs. We do custom without the custom cost. Read more about our booth specs and contact us for your complimentary quote.

Building specifications for guard booth

General Booth Building Specifications

Please note, these are the standard booth design specifications for B.I.G. Guard Booths. Many states require modifications to these booth specs in order to comply with individual state requirements related to Energy Codes and state approval, and third party factory inspections. Call us to discuss your project and speak to our professional sales personnel who know all regulations for the entire US. You can leave that if it's linkable, my mistake


Our standard booth building frame is 2" x 2" x .083" for standard booths and 3" x 3" x .083" for ballistic booths. Our framing is cold drawn electric-welded structural mechanical steel frames and can withstand up to a 220mph wind load.

Wall System

We use 16 gauge galvanized steel interior and exterior panels MIG welded between frames and mullions for a self-aligning unitized system, creating a structural diaphragm. Our standard booth building walls contain an R-10 continuous external insulation system encapsulated within the final exterior galvanized steel wall panels. For Energy compliance, the walls have R-9.6 or R-13 insulation plus an added layer of R-7.5 or higher exterior continuous insulation. In workplaces requiring high-security levels, guard enclosures can be constructed of blast-resistant and bulletproof materials.


Our standard booth building roof is all-steel construction, designed for exterior use, insulated to R-19. The roof will have fascia or overhang, as indicated on the drawings. The roof is designed to drain through a gutter system with downspouts (if applicable) and to have a three-part Energy Star membrane coating with a Solar Reflective Index (SRI) of 95 or greater. All booths with roof dimensions of 6' x 8' or larger have removable lifting eyes for hoisting by crane. Certain states require higher roof insulation, and we know each state's requirements.

Hurricane proof brick guardhouse.


All booth building units will have a 12 gauge galvanized steel plate floor covered with black polyvinyl chloride interlocking tiles and a 4" base cove. The floor system is welded to a 2" galvanized steel tube frame and joists.

Units will have 1/4" steel anchor plates welded to the floor frame's interior side with pre-drilled holes for anchoring the unit. The floor will have all the required cutouts for electrical, data & communication stub-ups.

We employ design flexibility for specific site conditions such as ADA compliance. Booth specs incorporate galvanized steel framing and steel joists that are more durable and structurally superior. Polyvinyl chloride interlocking tiles are comfortable and long-lasting. The anchor points' interior placement is architecturally superior and safer as exterior anchor points are a tripping hazard.


Booth building will feature a heavy-duty steel framed sliding door constructed of steel tube frames and insulated 16 gauge galvanized steel panels. The door will be hung by a minimum of eight 2 1/4" steel ball bearing rollers in a steel upper track with a lower stainless steel guide. Doors will also feature stainless steel pull handles welded to the frame and mortise hook bolt lock.

Steel doors are more durable and standard for all security guard booth specs. B.I.G. is the exclusive provider of the rigid steel ball-bearing roller system with welded stainless steel pull handles and stainless steel lower guide. Our doors are more aesthetically pleasing and offer years of maintenance use.

Small parking lot guard shack with dark glass and security wall.


All booth building units have a steel window frame system with flush-mounted corners and welded fastening. Each unit will have fixed windows on all sides, and all windows will be glazed with 1/4" tinted tempered glass.

Exterior painted galvanized steel window frames are architecturally superior to aluminum, more durable, and offer easier glass replacement. Most states with energy codes will require the units to have ¾" minimum tempered dual pane insulated glass with Low-E coating. We recommend every exterior installation have this glass for better heating\cooling gain or loss.

Electrical System

The standard booth design for the electrical system will have all U.L. approved fixtures wired to N.E.C. standards. Units shall have interior LED light(s) recessed in a 16 gauge galvanized steel ceiling painted to match the booth interior color and controlled by a single-pole wall switch, dimmer switch, or occupancy sensor. The unit will also have a 20 amp duplex outlet receptacle mounted under the shelf.

All items will be wired to 125 Amp rated, 120/240 volt, 12 pole, 3 wire single phase load center.

Conduits & Boxes

In addition to the standard booth design conduits and boxes, booth building units will have empty 2" x 4" J-Boxe(s) mounted under the shelf with 1/2" empty conduit runs and a pull string to the stub area for data and communication lines by others.

This design provides an easy pathway for typical items added to customized guardhouses on site.


Each unit will have one interior painted galvanized steel shelf mounted on the front end wall. Booth specs for the shelf are 20" deep mounted at 34" AFF. Shelving is welded in place and provides for a minimum 250lbs load. Many options are available for shelves.

Air Conditioner

Each booth building unit will have a commercial, through-the-rear-wall-mounted AC unit that provides 12,000 BTU cooling and 11,200 BTU electric resistance heating at 230 volts. The AC unit will have a steel shroud painted to match the booth and a dedicated outlet.

Our wall-mounted air conditioners offer years of maintenance-free use and have a reasonable warranty period. These booth specs enable better heating and cooling capability than RV-style roof-mounted units and far better warranty and service options.

Weather Proofing

All seams and joints of both the standard booth designs and customized security booth units will be pressure-bonded and all openings will be fully weather-stripped. Guardhouse roofs will also feature a three-part membrane. This design offers a clean appearance along with being weather resistant and energy-efficient.


Each unit will be electrostatically painted with a RUST inhibitive coating system using a high build primer and a two-part catalyst polyurethane finish coat. The overall system will have a minimum 5 mil rating and carry a minimum of 3500 hr. salt spray test. The customer will specify the color.

We offer the best coating in the industry and the only one with a documented salt spray test on the same metal used in the manufacturing. A computer color matching system is available, or you can select one of our many standard color options.


All booth building units are shipped fully assembled, fully wired, fully glazed, and thoroughly painted. During installation, the unit will be positioned over an electrical stub-up on a level pad using a drill and set 4 expansion type anchor bolts. We will connect the power and seal around the edges where the floor base meets the concrete pad. Careful attention and coordination of electrical stub-outs will save time and cost.

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At B.I.G. Enterprises, we specialize in manufacturing the highest quality security guard booth solutions for facilities worldwide. If you’d like to learn more, read our client case studies, explore common questions on our FAQ page, and download our white paper with tips from our design experts. To receive a complimentary quote, or ask any additional questions about our standard booth design or customization options, reach out to us today by calling 1-800-669-1449, or complete our online form.