The standard glass included within the windows of each Par-Kut guard booth is clear, tempered, safety glass. The tempered safety glazing offers an increased amount of protection from impact, environmental elements and thermal stresses. Tempered glass is created by a heat treating process that increases strength significantly as compared to basic annealed glass. The tempered glazing used for Par-Kut guard booths meets the Federal Safety Glazing Standard, CPSC 16 CFR 1201; Canadian Safety Glazing Standard CAN/CGSB-12.1 and the American National Standard ANSI Z97.1. Using tempered glass reduces the risk of glass breaking and minimizes the danger caused by broken glass; because when it is impacted, the glass breaks into small pieces when broken, rather than the large shards and sharp pieces more typical with basic annealed glass.
The default glazing in Par-Kut guard booths is clear simply because it provides a higher degree of visibility during the night time. However, Par-Kut offers a wide range of tints and types of glass for use in a security booth or guardhouse. Gray or bronze tint colors are the most common choices our customers make. Other tinted glass options include green and blue. Tinted glass also reduces glare to reduce eye fatigue for the security officers and slows heat transfer, keeping the inside of your guard booth cooler. Further glazing enhancements and energy code compliance can be achieved with the use of insulated glass. High efficiency Low-E glass is also available to optimize the guard booth’s heating and cooling system.
Reflective or mirrored glass can also be used for those situations where it is desirable to reduce the ability to see inside the guard booth. In other words, reflective glass would be used for security applications to make it more difficult for passersby to see if the security building was occupied or not. Other security glazing options includes bullet resistant glass, break resistant acrylic, storm and burglar resistant laminated glass, and unbreakable polycarbonate. Other available coatings are silk screening, applied graphics & signage, and further architectural treatments.
For more information about Par-Kut guard booth glazing options, email us at https://www.guard-booth.net/contact or call us at 1-800-394-6599