There are a number of factors at play when considering the type of door needed for your project or facility. Some factors are beyond your control, while some become a matter of preference and logistics. Be sure that you consider all your options before settling on one specific type of automatic door. Allow a skilled professional, such as the folks at Best Brothers Group, to help you choose a door that’s perfect for your project’s needs.
WHAT TYPE OF AUTOMATIC DOOR SYSTEM DO YOU NEED?
Automatic Sliding Door
Reliable – Sliding doors should last many years without the need of replacement parts
Unobtrusive – Most people don’t notice a well-designed sliding door entrance
Durable– Sliding doors can be opened hundreds of times a day
Automatic Swing Doors
Versatile – Can be installed onto most existing doors
Safety– Automatic Swing doors require more sensors for safety than a sliding system
Low Energy Swing Doors
Simple – Does not require any safety sensors
Gentle – Door opens at a reduced forces to minimised any impact with Pedestrians
Dependable – Used manually quite often but is there when you need it
Quick – Low energy Auto door installations are quick to install
Elegant – The folding and sliding motion makes for an elegant opening
Size – Usually only called upon when space is an issue
Clever – Very clever designs to produce the folding motion
Architecturally – Revolving Doors enhance a building’s appearance and provide a Point of Focus
Sizes – 800mm to 5000m revolving door to suit all types of Buildings and Pedestrian traffic
Types – Manual, Push & Go Fully Automatic, Also with Disabled Access Pass Doors
Locations – Hotels, Shopping Malls, Banks Airports and Museums
LOW ENERGY, SEMI AUTOMATIC OR FULLY AUTOMATIC DOORS?
For many reasons the type of automatic door should be chosen carefully. You do not want to install an automatic door that does not meet with requirements of the entrances volumes of traffic, type of pedestrian (able bodied or disabled) School children or the elderly or frail.
Low energy swing doors require no safety sensors to be installed as it only requires gentle movement to open and close. If an impact occurs on a pedestrian the force would be low and not cause injury (less than 67newton meters of force).
Low energy would be the most cost effective option but cost should not be the main reason for installing Low Energy Swing Door Operator.
Low Energy automatic doors are suitable for Flats Residential Dwelling Offices. Suitable for less able-bodied persons with ambulatory difficulties or wheelchair users.
Doors and entrances that require higher traffic requirements can be fully or semi-automatic so it can open faster so not to inhibit the users passing through the doors.
Semi-Automatic Doors operate with higher forces and result in quicker opening and closing.. Semi -Automatic operate with push pads and safety sensors so that if a door approaches a pedestrian the sensor prevents colliding with the person. A push pad on a busy street will prevent a door from constantly opening and closing when passers-by are detected by an activation sensor as in a fully automatic door.
Fully automatic doors work at a faster speed, having a greater force to, operate them (up to 150n) Safety sensors scan the area in front of the door looking for pedestrians and obstructions. The safety sensors prevent impact of pedestrians and objects.
Automatic swing door operators are rated for constant usage, suitable for high volume traffic Schools Colleges, Shopping Centres, Hospitals, Doctors Surgeries and Supermarkets.
Always insist on an automatic door which is installed to BS EN16005:2012 Power Operated Pedestrian Doorsets – Safety in Use – Requirements and Test Methods
ARE AUTOMATIC DOORS IDEAL FOR DISABLED ACCESS?
Automatic doors are a good solution for access into and around buildings.
An automatic door helps with compliance to Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) regulations.
Automatic doors provide a means of opening and closing doors without the need for physical effort. Wheelchair users benefit most from automatic doors.
Automatic Sliding doors provide access and are ideal for entrances that a high volume of pedestrian traffic.
Automatic Sliding Doors can be used internally or externally as single or bi-parting.
Access controls with electric strike releases or mini mag locks provide additional security for certain applications and can be access with fobs, digital key pads or remote controls.
Automatic Swing door operators can be retro fitted to existing doors and are suitable for both.
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