The Role of Guard Booths in Building Security and Entrance Design

Security guard in front of building (security-guard-building)

Many of you might already be aware of all the advantages a guard booth can provide when it comes to helping keep your building safe in a practical sense. There are also a myriad of psychological and even aesthetic factors that make a guard booth ideal for building security in ways that go beyond simple guard positioning. Today we’ll be discussing all the ways a guard booth isn’t just a good addition to the front of your building, but potentially an integral part of its overall design as well.

The Immediate Benefits 

It should come as no surprise that having a guard booth at the front of your place of business makes it much easier for security to monitor who comes and goes from your premises, including anyone that may have ill intentions. A number of case studies prove that building security is improved tenfold by having an access control booth that visitors pass through before entering your office or warehouse. The effectiveness of entrance security is almost as dependent on building entrance design as it is on the competence and diligence of the guard themselves. We’ll talk about why that’s so in the next section.

Sending the Right Message

New Beginnings Reflective Guard Booth

The look of your guard booth has more to do with your building security than you might initially think. It’s going to be one of the first things a visitor sees when they come to your building—whether they’re the type of visitor who’s supposed to be there or the type that isn’t—and that means it’s going to make a strong visual impression on whoever comes across it. It’s important to choose exterior finishes, such as weather-resistant paneling or paint, that elevates the aesthetic of your building’s security structure and how it’s perceived by your staff and guests.

But as important as it is to deter potential crime, it’s also vital that your front booth makes guests feel welcome as well. It’s not as silly of an idea as it might seem: the New Beginnings Guard Booth holds up a literal mirror to its surroundings, making entrance security as visually pleasing as it is practical and efficient. Building security and entrance design are two concepts that can easily go hand in hand when it comes to that careful balance of inviting the guests you want to stay and repelling the intruders you want to keep away.

Choosing the Booth that’s Right for You

No two types of security booths are going to be identical, and it’s vital to select the kind that will work best for you and your business. How does one go about making sure their building security is both effective at warding off trouble as well as inviting to valued guests and staff? Here are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Location, Location, Location: Where your workplace is located will have a lot to do with what kind of booth you should select. The aforementioned New Beginnings booth might work best for a tourist hotspot, but the imposing austerity of The Shelter will be a better fit in high-crime areas or for businesses that require higher security measures.
  • Examine the Elements: Tying into the importance of location, it’s also important to assess what the weather is like where your workplace is located. Disrepair doesn’t speak well of building security, so you’ll want something that can stand up to rainfall or environmental pressure if you work somewhere like a national park.
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: The size of your security team is also something to consider when selecting your entrance security booth of choice. The aforementioned Park Court will be excellent if you have a large team that patrols a wide area, but if your building entrance design doesn’t need to accommodate very many people, something like our custom Leesburg Attendant’s Booth might serve your needs just as well.

The look of your guard booth has more to do with your building security than you might initially think. It’s going to be one of the first things a visitor sees when they come to your building—whether they’re the type of visitor who’s supposed to be there or the type that isn’t—and that means it’s going to make a strong visual impression on whoever comes across it. It’s important to choose exterior finishes, such as weather-resistant paneling or paint, that elevates the aesthetic of your building’s security structure and how it’s perceived by your staff and guests.

The Pike Street Guard Booth (pike-street-guard-booth)

Make the Right Choice with B.I.G. Enterprises 

There’s a reason B.I.G. Enterprises have been thriving and innovating for over half a century. We’re dedicated to making sure your security personnel have the perfect place to do their jobs from, one which won’t be an eyesore or let unscrupulous characters sneak by without notice. Our goal is to make sure you get the security you need without sacrificing the unique identity that gives your business its own personality.

To see what B.I.G. can do for your entrance security needs, send us a message today and ask how we can help. Building entrance design and security is our bread and butter, and we know that we can be the right choice for you no matter what kind of property you need us to protect. Choose B.I.G. Security today for your prefabricated security structure needs. Get in touch with our experts for a free estimate.