Replacing the Traditional Fire Door: Airport Concourses

Traditional fire doors used to be the only option to secure areas from fire and smoke. These doors take up valuable space in hallways and lobbies and can easily be blocked by furniture or other impediments. Luckily, today’s technology provides many other options to keep public areas safe from fire and smoke. Fire and smoke

Replacing the Traditional Fire Door: Hospitals

The International Building Code (IBC) provides the rules and regulations that are most widely adopted in the United States. These construction and design codes provide fire door regulations to ensure the safety of a building’s occupants. For most buildings, fire doors are typically located around stairwells and elevator shafts as to limit the ability for

Substitutes to Enclosed Elevator Lobbies

Did you know smoke inhalation is the leading cause of fire death, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio? Due to that reality, buildings must be designed to protect its occupants from both fire and smoke. Elevators in multi-story buildings present the largest challenge as they can act as chimneys in the case of a fire.

Dissolving the Enclosed Elevator Lobby: The Benefits

When it comes to meeting smoke and fire codes, the enclosed elevator lobby has reigned supreme for many years. While they can be excellent in terms of fire safety, the enclosed elevator lobby can be an eyesore, expensive, and a huge impediment on design or architecture. Furthermore, many older buildings do not have the space

Smoke & Fire Rated Opening Protectives for Internal Windows

When discussing vertically deploying smoke & fire-rated opening protectives, emphasis is always put on doorways or elevators. However, it is also important to consider any internal windows you may have. Take for example, a manufacturing environment. Typically, a manager or supervisor’s office is separated from the main floor, but has a window or two to

Maintain Security & Fire Safety

Secure environments such as banks or other financial institutions provide a unique dilemma when it comes to fire and smoke protection. Firstly, they contain a large quantity of valuables that need to be protected in the event of a fire. But also, they require physical security to protect those valuables from burglary and manages those

Maximizing Space with Elevator Smoke Containment Systems

Smoke-rated opening protectives from Smoke Guard California provide solutions for buildings with insufficient space for an enclosed elevator lobby. Because an elevator shaft can serve as a chimney in the event of an emergency, it is crucial to provide a barrier between the elevator and the rest of the floors.   By installing Smoke Guard

Smoke Guard California: Smoke Curtains for California and Northern Nevada

Smoke Guard California is the proud provider of all Smoke Guard products to  California and Northern Nevada. From elevator protectives to horizontally deploying fire curtains, Smoke Guard provides a variety of fire and smoke protection products to help keep your buildings up to code. When trying to meet building codes and ensure fire and smoke

SGCA Doors: Custom Operable Doors

When it comes to doors, most people think of the tried and true hinged and swinging door. However, as design and architecture continues to innovate, doors shouldn’t be left behind. Smoke Guard California has created a line of doors to help close the gap between form and function. Whether looking for a commercial or residential

Smoke Guard California: Serving California & Northern Nevada

When it comes to life safety products, Smoke Guard California is the leading provider of smoke and fire rated curtains, custom SGCA doors and many other partner products. Serving California and Northern Nevada, SGCal consults, designs, installs and maintains products to help keep your building and its patrons safe in the event of an emergency.

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