StormDefender Storm Security Shutters & Doors | Cookson DoorDefender Series
Model Number: PSD361 and PRSD361 (fire-rated)
StormDefender™ Security Storm Shutters
StormDefender™ shutters are award-winning safety solutions designed to turn any space into a formidable storm shelter. These roll-up storm shutters stay hidden until you need them and will close even if you lose power. We manufacture all of our StormDefender™ storm security shutters to meet your requirements and offer a wide range of customization options for an attractive look.
Hurricane Shutters Certified for Safety and Protection
If you have a tornado or hurricane approaching your facility, StormDefender™ shutters close and provide the ultimate protection against high winds and debris. These shutters are tested and proven to stand up to severe weather and meet the strict ICC (International Code Council) 500 code that governs storm shelter construction. StormDefender™ also meets the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) P-361 Third-Edition code standards for designation as a certified safe room.
These durable closures are ideal for use in any facility where you need to provide dependable shelter from nature's most powerful disasters. StormDefender™ shutters meet the requirements for buildings mandated to maintain an ICC compliant safe room. Whether required by law or as a proactive measure, you can configure these storm shutters for seamless installation into virtually any public facility, including:
- Universities and K-12 schools
- 911 facilities
- Municipal buildings
StormDefender™ shutters are proven to withstand positive and negative wind pressures of at least 300 PSF and can withstand direct impacts with flying objects causing minimal damage. For your added safety, we offer our StormDefender™ hurricane shutters in a fire-rated model certified to provide UL 10B three-hour fire protection and UL 1784 complaint smoke containment.
Concealed Storm Security Shutters That Close Automatically
These hurricane shutters are concealed discreetly in your overhead areas. You can also hide these closures into a soffit or above a finished ceiling. With the advantage of invisible installation, you can design your storm security shutters in configurations made to cover multiple openings at once or banks of windows. As a result, you can use open and airy rooms as your safe areas while enjoying ample natural light.
StormDefender™ roll-up storm shutters have our AlarmGard™ system included. When you have imminent danger looming on the horizon, AlarmGard™ will activate your closures, displaying flashing lights and an audible alarm as a warning.
As an added advantage, you can connect AlarmGard™ to your building alarm system for automatic deployment. These shutters are made for storms and come with a battery backup for fail-safe reliability even if you lose electricity.
Additional Advantages of StormDefender™ Roll-Up Storm Shutters
In addition to protection from the storm, StormDefender™ hurricane shutters offer multiple advantages, including:
- Durable materials: These security storm shutters are made from galvanized steel. Stainless steel is available by request.
- Effective design: StormDefender™ tornado and hurricane shutters have patent-pending wind locks to keep the curtain in place.
- Custom option: These shutters are made to order and built to your size specifications with your choice of finish and colors.
Order StormDefender™ Hurricane Shutters From Cookson
With Cookson, it's easy to get storm security shutters made to your specifications. Check out our online Architect Portal for tools and assistance or find your local Cookson dealer. You can also request a quote or learn more by contacting us online.
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.
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.
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
AtmoShield™ Powder CoatingTextured powder coat finish that combats the environments harsh wear and tear. This finish provides a thicker, more scratch resistant coat for added product protection.
SpectraShield™ Powder Coat Finish
Polyester finish in more than 180 colors for durability, aesthetics, superior finish life and cost effectiveness.Learn More
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.