The Perks Of An Automated Door System
Automated door systems are convenient, and they allow customers and employees to circulate more efficiently than regular doors. This type of system also makes the building more accessible to people with limited mobility.
Additionally, since automated door systems use sensors to open the doors, they allow people to avoid touching surfaces that can easily spread germs. Here are some types of automated door systems you can have installed on your property:
1) Sliding doors
Automatic sliding doors are ideal for entrances and exits that need to accommodate two-way traffic. They allow ample space for people to circulate, and they slide open and closed quickly and safely to keep pedestrian traffic moving.
Sliding doors are available in three configurations:
- Single slide doors feature a single glass door that opens to one side.
- Bi-parting doors consist of two sections that open on either side of the door.
- Telescoping doors are bi-parting doors that fold or stack together on either side of the door to make better use of limited space.
Automatic sliding doors are also equipped with a “breakout” feature that allows them to be pushed open in an emergency. A benefit of sliding doors is that they require minimum interior and exterior clearance.
2) Swing doors
Automatic swing doors are commonly installed in pairs, so one door can swing inward while the other swings outward. This configuration easily accommodates two-way traffic. Moreover, a pair of automatic swing doors create a distinct entrance and exit, which is an effective way to guide foot traffic in and out of a busy establishment.
Swing door systems include guide rails to ensure the door doesn’t strike a pedestrian when it opens. Automatic swing doors also include an egress feature, which allows them to be opened manually in an emergency. Since swing doors don’t require as much space as sliding doors, they’re a practical option for smaller door openings. They are used in many places with traffic such as hospitals, airports, shopping centers, office buildings, hotels, and general commercial and public buildings. They provide excellent customer service for those using them. Automatic doors can either be swing, sliding, or revolving.
Automatic doors offer convenience to everyone using them, including those with baggage in both hands, those with pushchairs or wheelchairs, or most simply in this modern age, those with a mobile phone in one hand and a coffee in the other. An automatic door allows visitors to pass through the door with ease without worrying about a heavy door open, meaning your customers will feel welcomed from the moment they step foot in your premises. It is important to provide access for everyone regardless of physical capabilities.
Automatic doors can assist in the management of security. Security will have the ability to control the doors remotely, meaning they can grant access to selective traffic or deactivate the door altogether to prevent people from entering. Alternatively, the doors can be set to hold open which is ideal for an emergency when the building needs to be evacuated in a timely manner.
3) Revolving Doors
If you a living in cold climates, revolving doors can be a huge energy saver. Since entrances are never fully open at any given time, a revolving door helps to save precious heat from escaping the building. They also allow large numbers of people to exit and enter simultaneously. The automatic variety can come in two wings, three wings, and four wings that are generally made of glass.
Being hands-free, automatic doors offer a great solution to facilities where sanitation is essential such as hospitals and food factories. An automatic door with an air-tight function can also prevent the entry of dirt and dust by increasing air pressure in the room. This is a great solution for operating rooms and other controlled environments such as labs.
Automatic doors are ideal for buildings where space may be tight in the lobby, using a sliding door or telescopic door, you remove the floor space that would be required for a swing door.
The doors will only open when necessary and will close behind the user, thus ensuring the doors are primarily closed. This is essential to maintain the temperature of the building and for energy savings.
The opening and closing speed of the door also makes a difference. The automatic door must be opened whenever necessary to allow access to the services, the less time it is open, the less energy is lost. Buildings with doors that get left open spend more on heating or air conditioning. In contrast, low power systems such as revolving doors regulate the passage in and out of people and serve as a natural barrier to maintain the desired temperature. The outside air will never directly come into contact with the inside.
Easy to use and maintain.
All our automatic doors are manufactured according to high standards of quality and safety and are easy to maintain and use. Once installed, their daily management requires little involvement, and problems rarely arise.
First impressions are important, and the first thing visitors will see is your entrance doors. When there are manual doors, the first impression is negative due to poor accessibility. With an automatic door, when users approach the building, they have a better perception due to their elegance, convenience, security, and ease of use providing a better brand appearance.
- Are they Ada/ Handicap compliant?
- Can they use this with the access control system?
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