Guarding Our Energy Resources: B.I.G. Security Booth Installation Helps Safeguard Petroleum Facility

Tough, custom guard booth design manufactured for major oil refinery combines superior visibility with plug-and-play convenience.

When one of the world's largest oil companies needed a custom guard station with all of the extras at an excep- tional price point, they commissioned B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc.(www.bigbooth.com) to fabricate it. The resulting model named The Slope-Front Trooper incorporates large, outward sloping windows on the vehicle approach ends, both entry and exit. These window panels were expressly designed to allow security personnel inside the booth to have a better view of the trucks and other vehicles that traverse the active facility – a dis- tinct advantage. Plus, The Slope-Front Trooper looks great – sleek, yet all business.

Guard booths are a first line of defense, the linchpin in most perimeter-hardening strategies. Energy assets form part of any nation's critical infrastructure. Oil refineries, natural gas, and nuclear facilities need uncompromising guard booths that don't sacrifice architectural integrity, design flexibility, or supe- rior ergonomics. In addition, decision-makers seek to manage costs by considering component strength, and finish longevity.

The Slope-Front Trooper does it all, with the plug-and-play convenience of a pre-fabricated booth that is ready to function when it arrives on-site. The tough, ballistics-resistant exterior includes distinctive roof overhangs and special recessed securi- ty lighting. Since the booth must function in a variety of harsh climatic conditions, it is finished with B.I.G.'s cat- alyzed, two-component polyurethane topcoat which is fade, impact, and abrasion resistant. The coating also stands up to chemical and UV exposure.

The interior of the booth is flexible, and configuration-friend- ly, arriving complete with junction boxes and conduit. The booth can accommodate the extensive electrical infrastructure needed to support security, communications, and surveillance equipment. Pre-wiring makes installation a snap. All B.I.G. booths are UL approved and manufactured in strict compli- ance with NEC and UBC specifications.

“Our guard shelters meet the most exacting demands of regula- tory agencies, security directors, and facilities managers. But it's not enough for guard booths to simply function as required. The booths must also be considered from an archi- tectural and aesthetic standpoint; they deter potential threats, but also act as visual statements, defining the image of the facility.” said Vice President David King

About B.I.G. Enterprises:
Since 1963, B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc. of California has engineered and manufactured a comprehensive line of high quality, high-end, prefabricated security and revenue control booths. Their state-of-the-art selection of pre-assembled buildings includes guardhouses, cashier booths, portable shelters, and a variety of custom-made kiosks.