Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2006
The ongoing threat of Global Terrorism has motivated many companies to modify their budgets to include more security. These companies have discovered that on site Guard Houses and Guard Booths are an enormous deterrent to crime and terrorism having a visible presence in their parking lot reduces their risk.
In today's world, security in America and around the globe is essential to the prosperity of all. Due to the ever present world-wide threat of terrorism, many companies are wisely making security a top priority in their budgets.
A generally accepted estimate is that 86% of the nation's critical infrastructure is in private hands. Critical infrastructure, which includes banking and financial institutions, energy and chemical sites, transportation, telecommunications, and government facilities are those physical structures and systems that are essential to the minimum operations of the economy and government.
With a surge in spending in these sectors, companies involved in security solutions are taking center stage in anticipating and addressing these potential problems. Agriculture, water, natural resources and many other industries are beefing up security. "It's well worth spending the money," says Sean Morrow, a security official at a local Southern California oil refinery. "By having our guards out front and our reporting procedures improved, we get a much clearer picture of what is happening as well as what could. By debriefing our guards regularly and providing them with extensive training, we are safer than we've ever been. However, that doesn't mean that we aren't continually striving to improve on what we do."
According to the Department of Homeland Security, the following infrastructure sectors may fall under the definition of critical infrastructure: information technology, telecommunications, chemicals, emergency services, agriculture and food, drinking water and water treatment, energy, banking and finance, defense industrial base, transportation systems, postal and shipping services, public health and healthcare, national monuments and icons, key industry and technology sites, and large gathering sites. Certainly any one of the aforementioned sectors should be considered critical infrastructure if the incapacitation or destruction of that system and its assets would have a debilitating impact on national physical or economic security and/or public health and safety.
Guard houses, guard booths, security shelters, vision towers and command posts reduce the threat at any given facility just by being on site. There are far too many companies with little or no security. By providing a visible structure with a guard to monitor and evaluate the environment on a regular basis, this small investment could end up providing the greatest return of all -- that company's safety and security.
About Allied Modular Building Systems
Since 1989, Allied Modular Building Systems, Inc. has secured its reputation as the leader in the modular industry with products manufactured and distributed nationally that provide cost effective, time saving, versatile alternatives to standard construction. All products are 100% modular and can be relocated and reassembled. Product lines include guard houses, modular offices, interior and exterior buildings, clean rooms, 2 story offices, mezzanines, vision towers, machine enclosures, full height partitions, smoking shelters and nearly innumerable custom applications. Tours of our 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility and showroom are welcome. Contact Allied Modular at 800-959-0810 or visit our website at http://:http://www.alliedmodular.com