Par-Kut Guard House

Par-Kut International has provided the safest, most attractive and durable guard houses and portable steel buildings since 1954. They are the best choice guard booths for government, private industry, airports, nuclear power plants and US Military facilities across the country and around the world. As the first factory-assembled guard house company, Par-Kut can design and manufacture guard booths, guard shacks, guard shelters, security booths, border inspection booths, security control checkpoints and observation towers.

Par-Kut guard houses protect your security officers and Par-Kut bullet resistant enclosures offer protection against weapons ranging from 9mm handguns to high powered rifles. The level of protection for the new factory assembled security booth is determined by the specifier in the initial design phase when assessing the threat level in the area.

Our highly skilled craftsmen fabricate factory assembled guard houses made to your order. Par-Kut guard house options include exterior floodlights, reflective bullet resistant glass, gun ports, elevated platforms, and highly mobile trailer mounting. A guard booth can also include anti fatigue floor mats, dimmable interior lighting and a built in bathroom. Par-Kut guard booths can have a very basic appearance or can incorporate architectural enhancements to suit your location.

For more information about Par-Kut guard houses, please visit our Par-Kut guard house page. Or call 1(800)394-6599 to get started today.

Posted in Guard House | Leave a comment

Bullet Resistant Enclosures

guard booth bullet resistant enclosure

Guard Booth S/N 04-149

The risks in today’s world require protection against some of the harshest ballistic threats. Bullet resistant enclosures offer optimal protection while providing a comfortable climate controlled atmosphere. Using the most trusted materials, engineering and craftsmanship, Par-Kut offers standard and custom bullet resistant guard booths, guard houses, security booths and prefabricated buildings.

Depending upon the perceived threat level and perimeter conditions, Par-Kut builds bullet resistant enclosures to offer protection against weapons ranging from 9mm hand guns up to multiple shots from high end automatic assault weapons.

Par-Kut can meet your specific ballistic threat requirements. Listed below are the base threat-level testing parameters from Underwriters Laboratory commonly used in the industry.

Base Testing Parameters for Underwriters Laboratory Standard 752
Level I 9mm 124 Grain Full Metal Jacket 1175-1295 (Ft./Sec.) 3
Level II .357 Magnum 158 Grain Soft Point 1250-1375 (Ft./Sec.) 3
Level III .44 Magnum 240 Grain Lead 1350-1485 (Ft./Sec.) 3
Level IV .30 Cal. Rifle 180 Grain Soft Point 2540-2794 (Ft./Sec.) 1
Level V 7.62 mm NATO 150 Grain Full Metal Jacket 2750-3025 (Ft./Sec.) 1
Level VIII 7.62 NATO 150 Grain Full Metal Jacket 2750-3025 (Ft./Sec.) 5

Rugged Par-Kut bullet resistant enclosures are portable and can be moved using factory installed lift rings. Alternatively, a forklift can be used sometimes. Enclosures may be free standing, attached to an existing structure or built on a prefabricated tower up to 40′ high. They can also be provided on a rugged trailer for rapid portability. Par-Kut offers many aesthetic features to upgrade the booth appearance while staying within bullet resistant specifications. Eye pleasing facades, roof, wall and window treatments can add character and compliment the booth’s nvironment. Sizes and styles are unlimited.

Par-Kut bullet resistant enclosures have been used for gun towers, surveillance booths, perimeter check points and inspection buildings. Our clients include nuclear power plants, domestic and overseas U.S. military bases, border crossings, correctional facilities, shipping ports, airports, U.S. Government and Customs agencies, Fortune 500 corporations and hundreds of other high security facilities.

Par-Kut International has been instrumental in contributing to the mission of the U.S. Military and the efforts of U.S. Homeland Security and pledges to remain steadfast in those commitments. For more information about Par-Kut bullet resistant guard booths, please email us at or call us at 1-800-394-6599.

Posted in Bullet Resistant Booth | Leave a comment

Benefits of Portable Ticket Booths

If you have the need at your venue for any outdoor sales space, such as for tickets, then the best solution to your needs is likely to be a prefabricated ticket booth. There are a number of factors that you need to consider when purchasing a portable ticket booth or prefabricated ticket booths. When specifying a prefab ticket booth, choosing the right ticket booth model for your needs is essential.

ticket booth

Ticket Booth CRV-002

Besides durability, one of the most important things that you need to consider when choosing a ticket booth is that it is an attractive structure that encourages customers to use it. With this in mind, Par-Kut ticket booths offer a variety of well-designed and attractive prefabricated ticket booths that can fit into many different settings, and can be customized many ways. Another benefit of a Par-Kut steel ticket booth is the security provided for your personnel and your revenue.

ticket booth

Ticket Booth AE-003

Choosing the right design of portable ticket booth is important; however there are also a number of other benefits of using the prefabricated ticket booth. Such as prefab ticket booths are delivered to the site complete and ready for use. The Par-Kut ticket booth has all the features, including electrical, that your staff will need when they use the ticket booth. The advantage of “instant” installation allows you to react quickly to changes in your market, and you have the option to procure additional units in the future that match the design of your original ticket booths.

There are a number of different designs of prefabricated ticket booths and options available from Par-Kut, and these ticket booths can fulfill a variety of different roles for your business. For more information about portable ticket booths, email us at , call us at 1-800-394-6599, or visit us at our factory in Harrison Township, MI

Posted in Ticket Booths | Leave a comment

Benefits of Smoking Shelters

smoking shelter shlt-004

Smoking Shelter Shlt-004

According to the Center for Disease Control, over 40 million Americans, 20% of U.S. adults are smokers, this indicates businesses, casinos, campuses, hospitals, and commercial buildings must find a solution to accommodate their needs without bothering non-smokers. The best solution is to install a smoking shelter.

Smoking Shelter

Smoking Shelter SHLT-006

Although smoking shelters can be used by businesses or facilities that need protected areas where they can provide refuge from harsh weather, smoking shelters can also prevent smoke from getting into smoke-free places from your smoking shelter.

Par-Kut smoking shelters can have a very basic appearance or can incorporate architectural enhancements to suit your location or the existing building’s architecture. Adding architectural smoking shelters to your facilities can also improve the appearance of your grounds. Architectural options include choice of tinted glazing, paint color, raised wall detailing, and various roof treatments such as standing seam hip, or gable style, barrel space and even sky lights. Additional functional options for smoking shelters include break-resistant glazing, doors and benches.

For more information about Par-Kut smoke shelters, email us at or call us at 1-800-394-6599.

Posted in smoking shelters | Leave a comment

Guard Booths for Utility Plants

guard booth

Guard Booth 07-337

It is necessary to tailor security to the variety of hazards to be found at each utility plant. The type and location of utility will further define the security threats at any particular plant. Guard booths with blast and ballistic resistant construction are often part of the perimeter plan to defend utility facilities. Guard houses play a vital role to secure employees, and monitor vendors and visitors when they access the sites.

guard house

Guard House 14-333

guard booth

Guard Booth 06-114

The level of protection to be built into the new factory assembled guard booth for your utility plant is determined by the specifier in the initial design phase while assessing the threat level in the area. Par-Kut welded portable steel security buildings can be standard non ballistic, bullet resistant only, or blast and ballistic resistant walls, doors and windows.

Once you have determined a need to add a security booth somewhere within your facility, a prefabricated Par-Kut guard booth can be designed specifically for your particular needs and will be delivered fully assembled, ready to move into place and use. These portable steel buildings are 100% complete and include HVAC systems, lighting, countertops, phone, camera and data preps, finish paint and finish flooring, electrical service panel and lifting rings in the roof.

For more information about Par-Kut guard booths for utility plants, email us at or call us at 1-800-394-6599

Posted in Guard House | Leave a comment

Guards In Elevated Guard Booths Help Shoppers Feel Secure

guard booth

Guard Booth SEC-015

Security guard officers stationed in elevated guard booths can enhance area security and help shoppers feel safer. Adding elevated guard booths staffed with professional security officers in the parking lots of retail outlets and shopping malls makes shoppers feel that their cars and personal belongings are safe.

With a prefab guard booth that elevated 10-12 feet, and with 360 degree windows, the security officers will have a clear line of sight into the sea of parking spaces that typically surround a mall. It’s like a lifeguard stand at a beach, but this observation post is watching over shoppers, not swimmers. In addition to providing extra security for people as they go to and from their vehicles, the elevated guard booth helps deter vandalism to vehicles, theft of items from the vehicles and car theft.

A study shows that the number of parking-lot crimes as well as motor-vehicle thefts can be dropped by more than 50 percent with the installation of an elevated security booth.

To elevate a guard booth is fairly simple and can be accomplished with a total factory solution which includes a factory assembled security booth and a welded steel platform with steps and a safety railings. If you already have a platform in your mall, a new guard booth can be engineered to be bolted to an existing platform.Par-Kut elevated guard booths can be installed atop a concrete block platform, or other customer supplied stand or tower. If you have a booth and want to elevate it, Par-kut can also provide a factory assembled, or site erected platform to suit.

Whichever type of platform used, an elevated guard booth is a great way to increase security in a mall as well as making shoppers feel secure. For more information about elevated guard booths, and to give your security a lift, contact us, or call 1(800)394-6599.

Posted in Guard House | Leave a comment

Par-Kut Parking Booth

Par-Kut International is a world class manufacturer of parking booths and portable steel buildings. They are the best choice parking booths for your governmental facility, corporate building or educational campus. As the first parking booth company in the parking industry, Par-Kut can design and manufacture a rugged, galvanized, parking booth to meet your needs exactly. Par-Kut has been building quality parking booths since 1954.

The parking environment can often be extreme such as subjecting parking booths to harsh weather, physical abuse and neglect. A Par-Kut portable steel building withstands all adversity and remains looking good for up to 25 years. Par-Kut knows how to make a parking booth last!

One reason why Par-Kut a parking booths last longer is use of heavy duty materials that resist deterioration. Another reason is our highly skilled craftsmen who fabricate factory-assembled parking booths. Comfort and convenience features of Par-Kut parking booths include counter tops and cashier windows at 32” above floor level, transaction drawers and intercoms, tinted glass, additional insulation and climate control equipment.

The parking booth industry is a tough niche in which to excel. But, that’s exactly what Par-Kut does It is the mission of Par-Kut International to continue to produce superior parking booths and remain the quality leader in today’s parking booth industry. To learn more about Par-Kut parking booths, check out this video. Also please visit Or call 1(800)394-6599 to get started today

Posted in Parking Booths | Leave a comment

Benefits of Steel Shelters

steel shelter

Steel Shelter SHLT-004

When it comes time to purchase prefabricated buildings for use as transit, parking pay machine covers, employee smoking, or operator’s shelters, you typically need to choose either steel shelters or aluminum shelters. You also need to determine if your shelter will be pre-assembled or a site built, panelized unit. Installing steel shelters can allow you to do onsite installation up to 50% faster than traditional construction. While your steel shelters are built in the factory, you or your installer can be at your site preparing the foundation to receive the completed modules. Once the land is graded, the concrete slab can be installed as needed to support your built to order steel shelters. When the foundation is ready, the steel shelters are crane set into place and anchored for a solid, durable and code compliant steel shelter.

Second, short run, built to order steel shelters give you more varieties of colors, shapes, designs and architectural styles. Any size shelter is available, as well. Vaulted, or curved, gable, hip, or mansard roofs may be specified as well as custom exterior wall treatments to match existing architectural designs. In addition, your choice of exterior finishes can be added to your steel shelters anytime, even after installation.

steel shelter

Steel Shelter 15-051

Third, steel shelters are often more cost effective. Aluminum is more expensive and it takes more aluminum to equal the strength of steel. If the material cost more, so does your structure. Therefore, when compared on the same design and with similar features and glazing, aluminum shelters usually cost more than steel shelters. Higher prices do not dictate better shelters, quality engineering and design does. Whether the steel shelter is intended for use as a smoking shelter, pay machine cover, transit shelter, or an operator shelter, the flexibility available with welded steel structures is unsurpassed. Add in the option for factory installed electric and you can’t beat the value.

For more information about Par-Kut steel shelters, email us at or call us at 1-800-394-6599.

Posted in Steel Shelters | Leave a comment

Parking Booth with Security Systems

parking booth 0003-CV

Parking Booth 0003-CV

Security professionals have long known that locations where people and their valuables are together – such as in parking lots – are often favorite targets of criminals. Installing proper parking booths with security systems are pivotal to prevent criminals from attacking people’s properties. Par-Kut booths can help make the waiting and/or paying experience safer and more comfortable. Our durable steel parking booth can stand up to any weather condition for years, and our standard parking booths arrive fully assembled and completely wired for immediate operation. The rigid frames allow for signage, lights or security cameras to be easily installed. The security amenities of Par-Kut parking booths and the professionally built appearance can often make the difference where people choose to park (and work).

Parking Booth 0061-PRZ

Parking Booth 0061-PRZ

Security systems for parking booths must be improved not only for parking customers, but also for the parking attendants. All too often, parking booth attendants are the target of robberies and quite often the crook is armed with a gun. Just recently at a large amusement park, a parking booth attendant was robbed at the parking booth window. Par-Kut parking booths provide parking attendants peace of mind and confidence in their safety. Additionally, with the standard heavy duty locking steel door with dead lock, when the booth is closed for the night, there is little worry about vandalism. Par-Kut parking booths are designed to secure remote parking booths with your facility’s access control system, including built-in preps for gate controls, phone and data, electronic door strikes and cameras. Booths are custom designed to meet specific aesthetic and functional requirements such as tinted glass, cash drawers, air conditioners and restrooms. Factory assembled, Par-Kut parking booths arrive ready to install and use.

Parking Booth 0075-S

Parking Booth 0075-S

Par-Kut has been a leader in custom-designed, pre-assembled portable steel buildings such as parking booths, security booths, guard booths, ticket booths, toll booths and more since 1954. The Par-Kut sales staff will assist with necessary code compliance modifications and can ask the right questions to help you develop the initial design and the final product. To request a free quotation or more information about parking booths, with security systems visit or call us at 1-800-394-6599.

Posted in Parking Booths | Leave a comment

Par-Kut International Toll Booth Advantages

Free up Internal Resources and Eliminate Hassles

toll booth

toll booth 15-131

Par-Kut toll booths are pre-assembled, making them user friendly and ready for occupancy right away once delivery has occurred and the unit is set on the slab. Factory assembly speeds up the procurement of site specific and often complicated toll booths. Customers benefit with lower overall expenses, less frustration and reduced timetables.
Pre-engineered and factory assembled toll booths have a positive impact on the bottom line by saving time and money. For example, if a facility or it’s contractor choose to site build a toll booth or guardhouse, they typically have to provide a design and then job packages out to various trades to handle the structure, the glass and doors, the HVAC, etc. Throughout the process, somebody has to watch over the progress and quality of the site work. When you purchase a pre-built Par-Kut toll or control booth, all the drawings and figuring on the structure is taken care of. Project specific approval drawings ensure that your final project is delivered perfectly to suit your location needs. Over the course of time, since the Par-Kut toll booth designs are kept on file, you or your site managers can rest easy that the same high quality structure can be purchased and installed in different locations.
Par-Kut International welded steel portable toll booths are well suited for locations where the owner or facility manager anticipate the need to move the building during the course of their useful service life, which is typically 20-30 years. Par-Kut booth designs and floor plans are easily customized with standard sizes starting at 4′ x 6′ up to 12′ x 40′. Furthermore, many architectural enhancements are available to suit the surroundings.

Other Par-Kut toll booth benefits include:

  • Bullet resistant and restroom options
  • Cash Handling Security Options
  • Repeatable design for corporate uniformity
  • Can be moved easily with fork lift or crane
  • Factory Built production allows highest quality control
  • On grade or elevated options

PE stamped Drawings for Approvals

Many states have their own certification programs for preassembled buildings.

  • Quality Assurance Program on file with that state.
  • In plant in inspection of the building against the state registered drawings.
  • A state approval label (the “Gold Label”) affixed to the building

Par-Kut participates in most state modular building approval programs. In those states or jurisdictions without programs, Par-Kut can provide, as an option, PE stamped drawings and calculations as well as energy code compliance calculations (ComCheck) for local permitting.

Posted in Toll Booth | Leave a comment