SAFE ROOM DOOR

The StormDefender™ Door by Cornell is designed specifically with life safety in mind for safe room protection against tornadoes and hurricanes. It is available in fire–rated and non-fire-rated models, the door is tested and certified to stringent ICC 500-2014 and FEMA P-361, third edition code standards. Check out the test results

It is also big on security and design – it is invisible until called into service. The sleek construction allows for virtually undetectable embedment into precast concrete, creating minimal protrusion into the space. This also allows for the coil to be hidden above a finished ceiling or into a soffit.

A single StormDefender door can be used to cover multiple openings, or even banks of windows to maximize natural light – because of this, typical safe room spaces such as cafeterias, classroom pods and gymnasiums can be open and airy instead of dark and claustrophobic. When a storm is nearing, the StormDefender door deploys, turning an open space into an ICC 500/FEMA 361 rated safe room to protect occupants from harsh winds and deadly projectiles. After the storm, the door will coil back into the structure until it is needed again.

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The StormDefender Door is tested to withstand high speed projectiles leaving nothing but a dent less than 3”. Along with the impact test, the StormDefender held effortlessly when exposed to wind pressure of 300 psf positive and negative pressure. This door is built to protect any opening through two of Mother Nature’s most dangerous natural disasters.

Listing

The StormDefender door is tested and certified to stringent ICC 500-2014 and FEMA P-361, third edition code standards.

Check out the test results

Sizes

  • Minimum size of 3’ x 3’.
  • Maximum size of 14’ x 16’.

Maximum width between 13’ 10” and 14’ depending on configuration. Please contact the factory if maximum width required is more than 13’ 10” to ensure proper configuration.

Usage

The StormDefender Door is designed specifically with life safety in mind for safe room protection against tornadoes and hurricanes.

Standard Materials & Finishes

The standard materials and finishes for StormDefender are:

  • Curtain – 12 gauge 4” face flat Steel slat with SpectraShield® powder coat in gray.
  • Guides – Steel with powder coating to match the curtain.
  • Bottom Bar – 12 gauge 4” face steel bottom bar with powder coat to match the curtain.

Available Operators

The StormDefender door features the AlarmGard system with fail-safe operation. It can be connected directly to the building alarm system, deploying the doors upon activation

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Aesthetics

AtmoShield™ Powder Coating

Textured powder coat finish that combats the environments harsh wear and tear. This finish provides a thicker, more scratch resistant coat for added product protection.

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SpectraShield™ Powder Coat Finish

Polyester finish in more than 180 colors for durability, aesthetics, superior finish life and cost effectiveness.

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Safety & Protection

The StormDefender is designed specifically with life safety in mind for safe room protection against tornadoes and hurricanes. It has been tested and certified to ICC 500-2014 and FEMA P-361, Third Edition code standards.

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BIM Objects

Drawing Generator

Need to see clearances and mounting details? Enter your opening dimensions into our Drawing Generator, and get custom generated drawings of your door with all the details.

Codes & Listings

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • Buy America Compliance
  • LEED® Compliance

See Codes and Listings page for detailed information.