Space Age Security: New B.I.G. Bullet-resistant Guard Booth Design Protects Historic NASA Facility. Source: Dave King, B.I.G. Enterprises

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B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc. announces installation of innovative guard booth at the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The robust new design supports national security and infrastructure upgrades mandated by the Federal Government.

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Working with experts in the perimeter security field, including NASA consultants, Jacob Engineering, and Fauntleroy & Latham Architects, B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc. (http://www.bigbooth.com) recently designed and manufactured a tough new bullet-resistant guard station for the Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Hancock County, Mississippi.

The success of the Apollo 11 lunar mission was due in part, to the rigorous testing of certain vehicle components at The Stennis Space Center. Today, the center is home to the SSC, and to 30 other agencies engaged in space, environmental, and national defense research. When the SSC needed a robust guard shelter design to protect the facility, and its security personnel, they looked to B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc. to fabricate an uncompromising security booth that would be architecturally worthy of its historically significant setting.

With bold, stylistic details reminiscent of rocket fins, incorporation of the iconic NASA shield, and use of red, white, and blue color accents, the booth and surrounding structure are a nod to a Mid-century modern aesthetic, a Futurist architectural style that reflected an American optimism so characteristic of the Space Age. B.I.G. specializes in truly custom fabrication-work that many manufacturers would not attempt to undertake.

The B.I.G. unit combined a high level of ballistics resistance with other amenities such as: high-output roof-mounted HVAC systems, industrial flooring, and a custom paint package. Smart use of interior space allowed for a complete restroom facility. The booth contained an extensive electrical infrastructure to support a flexible array of alarm, surveillance, and communication equipment.

B.I.G. Enterprises also fabricates guard shelters incorporating extra protection from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats via an industry-exclusive process of filtration and pressurization. B.I.G. booths, shelters, and security command centers are tough, innovative, and enduring. They provide a platform for creativity, security, and maximum flexibility.

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 include: guardhouses, cashier booths, portable shelters, and a variety of custom-made kiosks.

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