Smoke Barrier and Partition Requirements: Everything You Need to Know
March 11, 2022
It’s well known that commercial buildings must meet specific code requirements when installing fire and smoke mitigation systems. Most projects will include the use of either smoke barriers or smoke partitions — but what’s the difference? A smoke barrier is intended to stop the spread of fire and smoke from one area to another and the materials used to construct it will have a designated fire rating of their own. Smoke partitions are not necessarily fire-resistant and are primarily used to stop the spread of smoke only. Below is a more detailed explanation of the function of both as well as examples of systems currently in use.
Privacy Element in Outdoor Spaces
October 15, 2021
The privacy element is crucial in creating a comfortable outdoor space. Installing a fence or wall can be costly, but you can create privacy screens using plants and planters. Plants make excellent privacy screens because they can block noise and unsightly views while adding color, texture, and seasonal interest that only gets better each growing season. Large containers are ideal for creating privacy in a small space like a deck or patio. TerraCast® planters are made from a lightweight resin material, which makes the installation effortless and movable. The wide range of styles can fit any landscape style you desire!
Bullet-resistant windows with voice-transmission options
July 5, 2021
Ballistic barriers shouldn't compromise your ability to communicate with clients. That's why our bullet-resistant windows come with voice-transmission options suitable for any environment.
Improve hospital security with: 5 Key Components of a Healthcare Facility Security Plan
December 23, 2020
Security in Hospitals Best Practices - Workplace violence in healthcare is an ongoing threat to hospital security. Receptionists, nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers put themselves at risk of verbal and physical abuse every day to care for patients.
10 Things That Will Make or Break Your Bullet-Resistant Barrier Project
November 25, 2020
Working on a bulletproof barrier project? Use this checklist to avoid common pitfalls and costly project delays. 10 Things That Will Make or Break Your Bullet-Resistant Barrier Project is a great resource to learn about bulletproof material weight and size, which measurements to take, and how to select the right bullet-resistant accessories for your building.
Help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect your employees with VirusGuard™ products
April 21, 2020
The new VirusGuard™ - Mobile Barrier and VirusGuard™ - Fixed Barrier System were specifically created and designed in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. They are non-ballistic solutions that have faster turnaround times to manufacture and install. Two great solutions for added protection to choose from: