Construction specification in perimeter security leads to powerful facility protection

To help devise the most effective architectural design in perimeter security, specifiers must first get curious and not only share information but obtain information: What is the purpose of this security booth? Who will operate it and who will access it? What are security concerns? What is the environmental context? What are the relevant building codes and regulations?

By inquiring with facility management about the booth’s functions, the specifier can help determine the best layout and amenities for the booth — including the way the booth will be externally accessed, and what mounts and accommodations will be needed for monitors, HVACs, and other equipment. The goal here is to help devise a booth design that can best serve as the cornerstone of the facility’s secure face-to-the-world, facilitate employee productivity and operational flow.

But with one prefab guard shack manufacturer, with their 50 years of documenting the building codes for every city in the United States, one can save significant time on the specification process.

High security concerns have to be taken into account when considering the booth’s function and context. For example, specifiers might recommend that a high-security booth add bullet resistant fabrication or additional barricades to ensure the better safety for the occupants.

Again, one prefab guard shack manufacturer, with 50 years of knowing the building codes for every city in the United States, can help your guard shack be compliant with the environmental context of the booth: building codes, permitting, and ADA requirements, local, state, and federal regulations.

Moreover, you want your booth to complement its surroundings, not disrupt it with incongruent aesthetics. You want the booth to seamlessly blend with its environment.

Turn to the experts who manufacture prefab booths daily and know the proper design based on each application.

The only prefab guard shack manufacturer in the U.S. with the 50-state knowledge (B.I.G. Enterprises) is led by VP Sales, Dave King, who shares, “Most important is, the majority of States in the US now have Modular Building Certification requirements and prefab booths must comply with all codes in the City and State where they are installed including energy codes. The modular certification is a State requirement and the prefab booth manufacturer you select must be licensed in that state and obtain the third party certification in order to pass onsite inspections by building department inspectors.”

Make sure you are working with someone who is privy to simple tricks to save you money without compromising quality. For example, with prefabricated booths, customers can save 25-35% on site-built booths, while manufactured prefab booths offer significant tax advantages. These are the small details that translate to huge savings. The right specifier or manufacturer will understand this and help guide the project to this conclusion.

In fact, the right specifier will be forthright about all costs — from materials and labor, to freight, power, and installation. In the end, the specifiers’ ultimate role is to translate customer needs into optimized deliverables, and ensure that what is promised is fulfilled. With B.I.G.’s 50-state knowledge, you can streamline your specification process and increase your security dramatically. For prefabricated booth savings and superior perimeter security, turn to B.I.G. Enterprises’ booths.