So, you need a bulletproof security booth. If you work with Bullet Guard on a customized security booth design, we’ll collaborate with you to create a secure barrier that meets your needs. If you’re still researching your options, keep these design tips in mind for creating a safe and functional security booth.
Tip #1: Design for Your Threat Level
Your “threat level” refers to the type of violence you’re most concerned about and the likelihood of a violent event occurring. If you’re reading this blog, you are probably thinking of a few risks you want to protect from. Keep these threats in mind during the security booth design process. For example, if you’re most concerned about people bringing handguns into your facility, don’t panic and think you need the highest level of bulletproof protection. UL Levels 1, 2, and 3 all stop shots from the most common handguns, and will probably protect your guard booth just fine. Once you know what level you need, you can choose your bulletproof building materials accordingly.
When you work with the team at Bullet Guard, we put our decades of experience to work for you. Our team can help you design a security booth that meets your security needs.
Tip #2: Fortify Easily-Overlooked Areas
Most construction materials can’t stop a bullet, so if you need bullet-resistant performance, you have to build it in. When designing a bulletproof guard booth, remember to fortify points that can be easy to overlook, such as the walls. If you’re including a bulletproof door, you’ll need special hardware to support the increased weight.
When creating a bulletproof security booth design, we recommend you include:
- Bulletproof windows
- Bullet-resistant fiberglass panels
- Bulletproof door
- Bulletproof door hardware
- Bulletproof transaction window accessories
- Bulletproof framing
Together, these elements create a secure environment that protects your security team while they’re on the job.
Why Bulletproof Framing Matters for Your Security Booth Design
If you need to incorporate bulletproof glass into your security booth design, you can’t do it without bulletproof frames. Bulletproof frames not only support the additional weight of ballistic materials, frames are part of the ballistic barrier. Don’t leave the practical aspect up to engineering; when you include framing in the design phase, you have a better chance of your security booth looking like your designed plans, rather than altering things to accommodate the increased weight and thickness of ballistic glass.
#3: Prioritize Security Booth Usability
Creating a safe work environment shouldn’t come at the expense of security booth usability. All too often, we see workers leave bulletproof doors or bulletproof windows propped open because the team can’t execute job functions with the barrier in the way. Designing barriers without usability in mind puts everyone at an increased risk; bulletproof barriers can’t protect people if they’re not in place when an emergency happens. At Bullet Guard, we make sure everything we create is not only highly secure, but highly usable as well. We’ll work with you to understand how your team needs to use the bulletproof security booth and design a solution to meet their needs. No more propped open doors!
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