Modified Shipping Container Security — A Safe Alternative?

Sep 8, 2021
Modified Shipping Container Security — A Safe Alternative?

For decades, businesses and organizations relied on modular storage buildings made from wood to keep items under lock and key. Not only was it expensive, but they often fell short when it came to security. Today, shipping container security is praised by many organizations as a top-tier solution, replacing many stick-built structures.

You can find repurposed shipping containers being used anywhere from industrial job sites to temporary housing to educational applications, and more. But are modified shipping containers safe and secure?

The short answer is, yes. In fact, repurposed steel shipping containers are typically more safe and secure than traditional modular structures. Here’s why:

Shipping Container Security Against Environmental Threats and Pests

40-foot gray steel shipping container office with four windows and a door

Built from Corten steel – or weathering steel – shipping containers were designed to carry 20,000-30,000 lb and keep goods secure and dry during ocean travel. This steel also resists the elements when containers are modified into jobsite offices, custom storage facilities, mobile restrooms, industrial enclosures, or even temporary medical facilities.

Repurposed shipping containers do a great deal more than keep the rain out. The durable steel prevents rodents and other pest intrusions, plus modified containers can withstand extreme weather conditions.

Unlike wooden structures, steel has a high strength-to-weight ratio, so repurposed shipping containers can safely hold and support more stored materials. Plus, sturdy steel containers absorb energy more effectively than wood. That means they hold up significantly better during earthquakes and under intense, hurricane-force winds.

This added protection helps give employees peace of mind when storing important material and even as workforce housing or office space.

Shipping Container Security Modifications to Provide Comfort

shipping container bathroom interior with four sinks and bathroom stalls

Here at Falcon, we outfit our modified shipping containers with interior finishes and air conditioning or heating systems that remain energy efficient with several types of insulation options. This means employees on a North Dakota oil rig in February and construction workers on a Texas jobsite in July all have a comfortable place to escape the elements – 24/7/365.

No matter if it’s a mobile field restroom, break room, employee housing, training rooms, mobile office space, or a different application, shipping container security remains reliable.

When securing company assets and keeping employees safe is non-negotiable, a jobsite security system is vital. Our theft-proof shipping containers can include motion-activated lighting, alarm systems, and can be pre-wired for security cameras and keypad or keycard entry systems.

In addition, we can fit the containers with sturdy, steel doors, roll-up doors, windows with burglar bars, deadbolt locks, lockboxes, and numerous other security measures. These tools help employers keep tabs on employee activities to prevent theft while increasing employees’ sense of security.

Repurposed Shipping Containers Protect More Than You Think

tan storage 20-foot shipping container with air vents

It’s one thing to protect your products, people, and other assets, but a storage solution or shipping container office is even better when you can also protect the environment. By upcycling these containers, you can prevent unused containers from ending up in landfills or elsewhere.

Depending on your goals and budget, Falcon’s team can modify one or several containers to meet your organization’s unique needs. Working within your budget, combined with durability, low maintenance, and an extended lifespan, can amount to short and long-term savings. Learn about these and other benefits in The Ultimate Guide to Modified Shipping Containers.

To learn how repurposed shipping containers can keep your company and employees safe and secure while having a positive impact on your bottom line, reach us by phone at 877-704-0177 or email us at Sales@FalconStructures.com

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