Frequently Asked Questions

This depends on the product and its application.

Smoke-rated products are tested to multiple standards by a third party. Our Model 600 smoke curtain, for example, is tested to UL, IBC, ICC, and ASME standards, which you can review here.

Our fire-rated products are tested to multiple standards as well, including the UL 10B, 10C and 10D standards.

Additional listing and labeling information and testing standards can be found in the technical data sheets for each of our products.

Smoke Guard has over 50,000 units installed worldwide! Check out a few of our projects and installations here.

You can follow this link to find a Smoke Guard distributor in your state.

We provide Evaluation Reports for many of our products. These reports explain our products’ components, inspection procedures, conditions of use, and other pertinent information.

There is a 4” square rewind switch on both sides of our translucent elevator curtains that allows for egress after the system is deployed. By manually pushing the screen open (with less than 15 pounds of force), egress is also possible, and meets ADA requirements.

You can read more about how Smoke Guard elevator curtains meet code and compare with traditional track-based curtain systems here.

We also have larger vertical fire-rated curtains that allow for egress. You can see how the system works here.

The Smoke Guard system is connected to the building’s smoke detection or fire protection system, and is deployed 10 seconds after the building’s alarm is triggered. The curtain covers the elevator openings on the floor where smoke was detected. When the elevator is in recall mode, emergency responders have access to the elevator.

There is a 4” square rewind switch on both sides of the curtain that allows for egress after the system is deployed. By manually pushing the screen open (with less than 15 pounds of force), egress is also possible.

You can see how the Smoke Guard elevator system is deployed by watching this video.

Consult your local Smoke Guard professional to learn how to properly maintain smoke curtain systems for your building’s specific needs. Each Smoke Guard system unit should be exercised once every six months to verify deployment.

No, Smoke Guard provides a smoke- and draft-control assembly for the fire-rated elevator door frame. The system is mounted above the elevator door frame and deploys on face of the elevator door frame or , allowing the elevator to work without interfering with its functionality.

The release mechanism of the Smoke Guard system is connected to a smoke detector required by code at the elevator landing. Our system is designed to deploy only in cases where smoke is actively detected. When smoke is detected, the release mechanism activates system deployment. The SGS curtain covers the elevator openings on the floor where smoke was detected.

Some authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ) might have different requirements for this application.