Modern Guard Houses Can Be as Interesting as They Are Useful. Check out These Five!

Art is everywhere! In fact, art can be found even in some modern guard houses. Have you ever heard the phrase “Normal is boring”? Well, the companies that commissioned these amazingly unique guard shacks certainly seem to abide by that sentiment. Incorporating their marketing message in all aspects of business, these companies have been able to utilize their security booths to put them on the map – or at least on the map of unique guard shacks.

Using Your Booth as a Marketing Tool

Unlike 9-inch stiletto heels – which are aesthetically attention-grabbing but not the least bit practical – guard booth designs can be fashionable as well as functional. From the relatively simple addition of incorporating a particular color scheme in the décor to peculiar, attention-grabbing architecture, there are many ways to use your guard booth as a marketing tool.

Simply adding eye-catching signage and exterior lighting can go a long way towards making your booth stand out. For others, that is just not enough; some companies really go all out with their guard shacks to make the most of their marketing campaign with intriguing yet appropriate exterior designs, and it’s just plain old fun!

Let’s explore some of the more unusual and eccentric modern guard houses in the United States with this list of Five Amazing Modern Guard House Designs across the U.S.A.:

#1 The Igloo Factory in Katy, TX

Can you imagine a cooler guard shack? No, I mean, literally, can you imagine a guard shack shaped like a giant Igloo cooler? Are you struggling to get a clear picture in your head? That’s ok, fortunately, you don’t have to! Check out this blog about off-the-wall roadside attractions featuring the Igloo Cooler plant in Katy, Texas. This guard shack is so punny it hurts!

Igloo Factory Modern Guard House Design

#2: Amazon Guard Booth in Jefferson, IN

Did you know that Amazon integrated a secret smile into their logo? Yeah, the dynamic arrow beneath their name is meant to emulate a grin. And they seem to take their humor seriously, because their guard shack in Jefferson, Indiana is built to look like an open shipping box! This is sure to put a not-so-secret smile on anyone’s face! Talk about thinking outside the box. 🙂

Guard booth shaped as open Amazon box

When it comes to modern guard house designs, Amazon certainly did an amazing job!

#3: Disney World Resorts in Orlando, FL

Disney World Modern Guard House

As with most things Disney does, they have proven themselves leaders in a multitude of capacities, and their guard booths are no exception!

Even Disney security stands are among the most magical places on earth!

Each of their hotel complexes hosts a guard shack specifically designed to fit in with the theme and décor of that particular resort. Pictured here is a beautiful, modern classic guard booth Disney created for one of their high-end resorts, the Grand Floridian. But Disney knows that good design is not enough and that people are what matters, so they have the guards welcome guests by saying, “Welcome home”!

For this magical company, guard house designs and requirements mean going big, beautiful, and modern, but also backing up their design with good customer service. You are more than welcome to explore this Pinterest board dedicated entirely to Disney guard booths!

Interesting guard booths across the USA.

#4 Service Wire Corporate Headquarters in Culloden, WV

We’re coming down to the wire with this list and although it is no longer standing, this extremely suitable guard shack deserves its time in the spotlight. During its tenure as a one-of-a-kind landmark, this shack most assuredly reeled in a lot of attention. A truly innovative design, this wire reel-shaped guard shack stood for many years at the corporate headquarters for Service Wire Co, in Culloden, WV until November 8, 1990, when a dedication was held for the structure with a plaque commemorating the event.

Service Wire Co. Reel-Shaped Shack

#5 Union County Sheriff in Elizabeth,NJ

While the structural shape of this elevated booth may not be as outlandish as some of the others on our list, it incorporates the Sheriff’s color and logo, and was designed on a mezzanine to provide a better view of the parking lot in front of the courthouse. This modern guard house design is the ultimate in understated, fashionable functionality, and proves that you don’t have to go to extremes to garner attention!

Elevated Sheriff security booth

Merge Practicality with Aesthetics

It’s fun to explore unusual options but for most businesses, practicality is significantly more important than eccentricity. That’s not to say you can’t incorporate some subtle features to make your guard booth either stand out or blend in, whichever best suits your purpose.

For instance, this bright yellow modern guard house design at the Grandview in Las Vegas, NV blends in with its surroundings perfectly but still draws the eye. It’s the perfect marriage of practicality and aesthetics and a great example of how guard house designs and requirements can be adjusted to suit your specific needs.

Yellow Guard Booth

In the end, your guard booth doesn’t have to be “blinged out” to have a big impact. Whatever design you opt for, make sure you choose a guard booth that will fit your needs and provide the best combination of aesthetics and efficiency. If you have an idea for a unique guard booth for your organization, please contact us to discuss it with one of our expert designers. And remember, if you can imagine it, we can make it happen!

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