NUVO Guard ( Secured Access )

Medium security ceiling panels integrated with the Acudor SD 6000 security access door offer clients a custom application for plank security ceilings.

Nelson presents a complete design solution with their medium-security ceiling solutions.

Ensure peace of mind at your operation by ensuring metal detention ceilings and panels are in place to secure your location. Nelson has a proven track record of success in providing North American designed and manufactured components to ensure security and compliance while providing an affordable final product.

Designed and manufactured in North America Nelson is the ideal provider for secure access solutions for your project and peace of mind when security is a priority.

  • NUVO Guard ‘Engineered and Adaptable Metal Security Ceilings’
    • Variable gauge to ensure complete fortification in all required environments
    • Specially designed suspension system
    • Tamper resistant frames and grids
    • Integrates ACUDOR security access panels when required
    • High Acoustical Values without compromising security or ceiling integrity
    • Engineered and fabricated to minimize installation time and reduce potential vulnerabilities when site modified
    • Available in panel or plank ceiling types
  • NUVO Guard Ceiling Systems Are Designed For Multiple Building Applications Including:
    • Prisons
    • Police Stations
    • Courthouses
    • Health and Care Facilities
    • Military Barracks
    • Customs and Border Patrol Facilities
    • Short Term Restraint and Secure Rooms
  • NUVO Guard Panel Ceiling
    • Standard 24” x 24” or 24” x 48”, aluminum or Galvanized steel with custom sizes available
    • Multiple perforation patterns and powder coat options available
    • Factory adhered Soundtex Acoustical Insulation for high NRC values
    • Class A Flame Spread Rating as tested to ASTM E84
    • Optional Latches/Locks: Tamperproof security cam latches, cylinder lock and key. When master keying is required, doors can be prepared for rim or mortise cylinder locks
    • Compression Strut and heavy gauge wall channels ensure panels remain in place when upward force on exposed side is applied
  • NUVO Guard Plank Ceiling
    • 12” or 18” standard width planks, available in aluminum or Galvanized steel
    • Multiple perforation patterns and powder coat options available
    • Factory adhered Soundtex Acoustical Insulation for high NRC values
    • Class A Flame Spread Rating as tested to ASTM E84
    • Optional Latches/Locks: Tamperproof security cam latches, cylinder lock and key. When master keying is required, doors can be prepared for rim or mortise cylinder locks
    • Compression Strut and heavy gauge wall channels ensure planks remain in place when upward force on exposed side is applied
  • Standard References

    A. ASTM E84 - Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials and Assemblies.

    B. AAMA 605.2 - Specification for High Performance Finishes.

    C. ASTM A 366/A 366M Standard Specification for Commercial Steel (CS) Sheet, Carbon (0.15 Maximum Percent) Cold-Rolled; 1997.

    D. ASTM A 666 Standard Specification for Annealed or Cold-Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Flat Bar; 2000.

    E. ASTM B36/B 36M Standard Specification for Brass Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar; 2006.

    F. ASTM B 209/B 209M - Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate; 2004.


Nelson Architectural Metals Division designs, engineers and fabricates architectural metal products for virtually any commercial or institutional application. This includes decorative metal Wall panels and expanded metal Ceiling Panels (including Medium Security Ceiling system), metal Column Covers and beam wraps and unique custom architectural furnishings – all offered in painted steel, stainless steel or aluminum. Our extensive portfolio of projects includes customized installations at transit facilities, stadiums, airport terminals, universities, commercial buildings and many other applications throughout Canada and the United States. Our Custom Architectural metal fabrication team is the partner you can rely on.

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