If you’re contemplating the installation of an automatic door operator but are still uncertain, we have compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions to assist you in determining whether it is the right time to transition.
How do automatic door operators work?
Imagine a door that magically opens with just a touch or a wave of your hand! Automatic door operators are like the secret behind this enchanting experience. These clever devices are installed on regular doors, giving them the power to open automatically when you press a button or simply wave your hand. Most operators work by opening as you approach the door, without even waving your hand.
Why should I choose an automatic door?
Automatic door operators offer a convenient solution for all, enhancing the satisfaction of both employees and visitors. Even for those without physical disabilities, manual doors can pose a challenge when carrying heavy bags or pushing a stroller or cart. Additionally, children or individuals lacking strength may struggle to open them. By installing automatic door operators, accidents and frustrations can be minimized, as hands-free options are available at front entrances and high-traffic doors.
Are automatic doors worth installing?
Enhance the lifespan of your door with the assistance of an automatic door operator. By preventing any accidental collisions with passing equipment, it effectively minimizes door damage. Moreover, it offers superior control when closing the door. As an added bonus, installing this operator can boost the look of your building.
Can an automatic door improve hygiene?
Yes, by incorporating an automatic door operator along with a motion/wave switch, the need to touch door handles and push buttons is significantly reduced. This not only makes life easier but also plays a crucial role in minimizing the transmission of germs. By keeping buildings warm and ensuring a steady temperature, the spread of infection and germs can be minimized to create a more hygienic space.
Do automatic doors help to keep buildings secure?
Yes, while automatic door operators are primarily designed to ensure smooth and safe traffic flow, it’s important to note that they can also be locked for added security. By implementing measures such as requiring employees to use a wireless remote transmitter or a credential for access, the automatic door operator can be restricted and controlled effectively.
Do I need a new door to make it automatic?
Typically, a door doesn’t require replacement unless it lacks the strength to accommodate an Automatic Door Operator, is of residential grade quality, or has sustained damage. We can retrofit to most external and internal door systems.
How does the automatic door opening system work?
With a swift response to the activation signal from the sensor, the door controller sets the automatic door in motion, allowing it to effortlessly open. The gear motor takes charge, propelling the belt and pulley system into action. Yet, if there is no presence detected within the activation area, the door will gradually close after a predetermined time interval.
Are automatic doors easy to maintain?
Automatic doors are often overlooked when it comes to maintenance, thanks to their simplicity and ease of use. However, just like any other mechanical device, these door systems need regular care and attention to ensure they last long and operate reliably. It is advisable to have them serviced at least once a year, although the frequency may vary depending on how frequently the doors are used. In areas with heavy foot traffic, it is generally recommended to schedule more frequent services to keep the doors operating at their best.
How much do automatic door operators cost?
The price of the door opener and installation can differ greatly, depending on several factors such as type of automatic door, the size of the door, the material of the door, whether it’s internal or external. Our team can gather all the necessary information to provide you with an accurate cost estimate for either retrofitting an existing door or a complete new installation.
What is the British standard for automatic doors??
European standard BS EN 16005 serves as a comprehensive guide for ensuring the safety of automatic pedestrian doors. This standard not only addresses the design, installation, and maintenance aspects of these doors but also emphasizes the importance of equipping them with the necessary safety features and sensors.
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