Elements of Style: New
‘Del Rey’ Custom Guard Shelter Blends Safety with Sophistication

Guard shelters that help secure residential developments should never be an afterthought.  B.I.G.'s newest custom designed and prefabricated model boasts superior fit and finish, and accommodates an endless variety of imaginative design elements.

Los Angeles, CA – Luxurious and sophisticated are terms generally used to describe high-end automobiles – not guard shelters. But when the developer of a high-end, coastal community complex recently required an element of security without compromised aesthetics, he turned to B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc. (www.bigbooth.com) to bring his vision to life. Integrating tough fit and finish with thoughtful design, B.I.G.’s newest prefabricated booth complements a wide range of refined architectural styles. 

The new model, called The Del Rey is a single-occupancy unit designed to meet stringent safety and security regulations, while maintaining architectural congruity with the surrounding development. In-house engineering and fabrication ensures this unit meets all current building codes. Each detail is carefully considered prior to shipping to ensure a 'no hitches' installation.

The booth features detailed wainscoting on wall panels, and a sculptured fascia with custom crown molding along the soffit. For extra 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 out with 304 stainless-steel, #4-finish shelves, and 16-guage custom-painted, galvanized steel drawers mounted under the shelves. To maintain optimal comfort the booth features an Energy Star-rated HVAC system configured to match local climatic conditions.

Windows are of tinted, tempered dual-pane insulating glass, incorporating elegant 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. Unit is wired to accept FOB system entrance controls. The complete electrical package includes interior LED lights recessed in an acoustic tile ceiling. The ceiling grid is custom-fabricated from 16ga. galvanized steel, welded in place, and painted to match the interior. Exterior LED strip lighting is tastefully tucked into the fascia reveals, and multiple outlets and J-boxes with conduits are ready for configuring data and communications electronics.

The exterior of the new Del Rey is finished in four complementary colors using B.I.G.’s proprietary two-component, high-solids polyurethane over a two-part epoxy primer.

"Many companies make 'booths', but when Developers, Architects, and Contractors require fully-detailed, superior booths that marry thoughtful aesthetics with bullet-proof design and construction, they turn to B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc. We will deliver your unit on-time, and within budget.” - Vice President David King

About B.I.G. Enterprises:
For over 45 years, engineers and decision-makers from hundreds of transportation, chemical, agricultural, manufacturing, university, and corporate facilities have trusted B.I.G. Enterprises to produce exceptional products and designs to meet the exacting requirements of today’s corporate and industrial security environment. For more information, visit:

Contact information:
Dave King
B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc.
9702 East Roush Street
South El Monte, CA 91733-1730
Toll Free: 800.669.1449
dking@bigbooth.com