Why A Guard Shack Building Should Be Part Of Your Business Continuity Plan

Guard Shack Buildings as a Part of Your Business Continuity Plan

You never know if or when disaster will strike, but with a business continuity plan, you can ensure your business will be ready to respond. Reacting quickly and effectively will help your business maintain or return to normal function after an unprecedented event. A guard shack building from Guard Buildings can help your team prepare for and respond to an emergency.


A business continuity plan outlines the procedures and instructions for an organization to carry out in the face of an emergency, giving the business a more likely chance of surviving the disaster. Things like fire, floods, intruders, cyber-attacks, injury, and bomb threats cannot be predicted, but when you have a strong plan in place, responding to these situations becomes easier.

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When creating a business continuity plan, there are many factors to consider, including but not limited to, your team’s emergency response, employee communication channels, resource management, and public relations response. Whether you are operating a small business or a large corporation, a well-thought-out plan will make you prepared to respond as quickly, calmly, and effectively as possible.
The first step is to identify what sort of potential threats your business might face. Not every business will be at risk for the same type of emergencies. Unique threats to your business could be based on your geography, location, and organizational factors. Here are a few types of possible threats a business continuity plan can help you prepare for.

Natural Disasters

While you cannot prevent a natural disaster from occurring, you can prepare your business as best as possible if one does occur. Based on your company’s geography, you can best plan for what types of natural disasters, like hurricanes, earthquakes, or floods, might happen in your area.

Consider the safety of your employees, making sure you have a safe place for them and emergency contact information. The safety of your equipment is an important factor as well. Make sure you can protect your equipment from any water damage that might occur.

Malicious Attacks

A malicious attack might include a bomb threat, an intruder, or an active shooter. In situations like these, it’s vital to have a solid plan in place so everyone knows their role in a crisis. Making sure someone contacts emergency services, do a headcount, and designate a safe meeting place.

guard-shack-buildingWhile some threats, like a natural disaster, cannot be prevented, there are steps you can take to minimize the potential risk of a malicious attack. One option is to install a guard shack building at your business. A guard shack building, which can be customized to be bullet and blast-resistant, can serve your organization in a number of ways. The guard shack building can act as a security checkpoint before entering the premises of your company, allowing for security to monitor who is coming in and out of your business. The presence of a guard shack building could even help deter potential intruders.

System Failures

A system failure could cause your organization to be nonoperational for several days. Cyber-attacks, server issues, and power outages are all threats of system failures. If your company’s building has a power outage, ensure there is a safe alternate location with power that your team can work from. Ensure that your organization has data backups at an alternate location as well so you can return to normal business operation as soon as possible.

Prepare for an Emergency with a Guard Shack Building

At Guard Buildings, we manufacture high-quality pre-engineered modular structures such as guard shacks, gatehouses, bus shelters, parking attendant booths, toll booths, and ATM enclosures that meet even the toughest and most rigorous building codes in the country. We also offer a full lifetime warranty on the frames and can match any competitors’ quotes.

For more information, please email us at sales@guard-buildings.com, call us at (919) 413-7395, or click here to request a quote for your guard shack building.