WHITE PAPER for Distribution Center Security
Hardening the Perimeter: The role of the Guard Booth, security solutions and best practices within the Distribution Center industry
In the post-9/11 global security environment, the perimeter defense challenges facing facility directors and safety managers have become increasingly complex. Given a persistently difficult environment, emphasis on the longevity, survivability, and flexibility of major perimeter security products like guard booths and guard stations, is a major motivating factor for decision-makers in distribution centers.
Over the decades, B.I.G. has worked with some of the largest distribution centers in the cold storage industry, as well as Prologis, Duke Realty, Ross, Ashley Furniture, Home Goods and Home Deport.
Where guard booths are specified, there is no ‘one size fits all’ answer, as each critical asset will have unique, site-specific requirements. Evaluating the right solution for each application requires an understanding of certain key concepts, not limited to, but including:
• Defining the threat
• Surveying the asset site and the surrounding environment
• How to evaluate guard stations—key considerations