Custom guard shelter blends safety with sophistication (with related video)
When the developer of a high-end, coastal community complex recently required an element of security with good aesthetics, he turned to B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc. to bring his vision to life. The result is the Del Rey guard shelter. It is custom designed and prefabricated. It accommodates a variety of design elements.
The Del Rey is a single-occupancy unit designed to meet stringent safety and security regulations, while maintaining architectural congruity with the surrounding development. The product combines tough fit and finish with thoughtful design. The newest prefabricated booth complements a range of architectural styles. In-house engineering and fabrication ensures this unit meets all current building codes.
The booth features detailed wainscoting on wall panels, and a sculptured fascia with custom crown molding along the soffit. For character and durability, a galvanized-steel standing seam roof deck boasts a baked-on Kynar 500 surface that carries a 30-year finish warranty. The interior is trimmed with 304 stainless steel, #4-finish shelves, and 16-guage custom-painted, galvanized steel drawers mounted under the shelves. To maintain comfort, the booth features an Energy Star-rated HVAC system configured to match local climate conditions.
Windows are of tinted, tempered dual-pane insulating glass, incorporating Colonial-style mullions. Commercial steel-framed sliding doors are top-hung with rigid steel ball bearing rollers, and integrate high-security, jamb-mounted electro-magnetic locks with interior push-button release.
The unit is wired to accept FOB-system entrance controls. The unit’s electrical package includes interior LED lights recessed in an acoustic tile ceiling. The ceiling grid is custom-fabricated from 16-gauge galvanized steel, welded in place, and painted to match the interior.
South El Monte, Calif.-based B.I.G. Enterprises has designed and produced products for the government, corporate and industrial security environment for over 45 years. The firm provides products to government, transportation, chemical, agricultural, manufacturing, university, and corporate facility managers.
In the video, learn how B.I.G. bullet- and blast-resistant booths protect lives of security personnel so they are able to provide help in the event of an attack.