Keeping Your Security Team Covid-Safe

Security Guard Buildings’ Covid-19 Safety Tips

How do you reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and keep your security team safe during these difficult times? This can be a tough challenge, given the very nature of a security guard’s job. With their frequent interactions and constant exposure to people, security personnel have a high risk of getting infected. Is there something you can do about it? Here are some recommendations for keeping your team and your security guard buildings protected in the Covid-19 pandemic.


At present, there are 3.9 million Coronavirus cases in the U.S. alone. And unfortunately, the pandemic isn’t show any signs of stopping or slowing down in the immediate future. Meanwhile, our best protection at this time is to follow the safety protocols established by authorities such as the CDC.

Covid-19 Protocols

For security personnel, this can mean several tasks for staying safe. Including:

  • Wearing  PPE Personal Protective Equipment (suits and masks)
  • Frequent hand washing
  • Disinfecting surfaces and immediate surroundings during their shift
  • Maintaining social distancing of 6 feet when possible

Know the Covid-19 Symptoms

While personal protection both in the workplace and at home are the best places to start. Knowing the symptoms of Covid-19 is important to keeping the spread contained. Here are some of the symptoms to watch for.

  • Dry cough
  • Fever or chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (should be seen by a medical professional immediately)
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Muscle and/or body aches
  • Fatigue (can be extreme)
  • Sore Throat
  • Headache
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea

Symptoms usually appear in 2 to 14 days after exposure. It is important to note that there have been concerns of people with covid-19 spreading the virus due to being presymptomatic or  asymptomatic. Thus social distancing of 6 feet is recommended. Anyone showing signs of trouble breathing, chest pain, blue lips or displaying signs of confusion should see a doctor right away.

Security Guard Buildings Protect Your Security Team

security-guard-buildings-customAnother very good level of protection are high-quality security guard buildings.

Security guard buildings will not only provide protection from inclement weather and security threats but can limit the transmission of covid through the use of proper enclosures. Most of your security teams are continuously exposed to a huge volume of public traffic that comes into their premises. Needless to say, this can significantly raise the risk of infection.

Well-structured guard buildings, gate houses and parking attendant booths can limit exposure through the strategic design of windows and doors allowing for limited to contact-free options. Customized to meet our client’s needs, Guard Buildings has several options that can meet specific code and security requirements including high wind velocity with two to three hour fire ratings as well as bullet and blast resistance.

Need Top-Quality Security Guard Buildings? Let’s Talk!

At Guard Buildings, we understand the importance of providing guard shacks that meet your custom specifications, especially during these trying times. That’s why we make sure that all of our custom-designed units are built with safety, durability, and comfort in mind.

No one can deliver the same quality at our price point so if you need customized security guard buildings, parking attendant booths, ATM enclosures or weather shelters, call us at 919-413-7395. You can also send us an email at or request a quote through our website.