Ensuring the safety of human life and property in buildings is one of the toughest demands that planners, builders, owners, inspectors and operators are called upon to face. Smoke related injuries and deaths outnumber fire related injuries and deaths four to one. This is a high concern for the safety of occupants and firefighters who need to travel through the building emergency exit routes as quickly as possible. Tactical methods for smoke control and compartmentation include dedicated and non-dedicated systems, fans, smoke vents and fire doors in combination with fire and smoke dampers. Strategy varies with each situation. Belimo Fire and Smoke actuators provide optimized functionality for maximum safety.