Biggest Misconceptions About Automatic Doors

As a society, we generally rely on automatic technology, such as doors, dozens of times every day. From public transport to shopping centres, it is difficult to find a public service that does not implement automatic doors in the 21st century. Unfortunately, many people are still vastly uninformed about their uses and around 40% of property owners that would benefit from an automatic door base their decisions not to invest in one on false facts. Read on as we clarify some of the biggest automatic door misconceptions around…
  1. They are difficult and expensive to maintain.

With automatic technology, consistency is key. After all, if you don’t provide your doors with regular servicing or have repairs carried out sooner rather than later, the maintenance is going to become a gruelling and costly task. On the other hand, if you take care of your automatic doors then they will almost certainly outperform their longevity guarantee and the only excess fee will be the obligatory servicing sessions.
  1. They are dangerous in comparison to manual doors

Automatic doors are fitted with high quality sensor technology in order to make them safe enough for public use. After all, the average door will be used thousands of times every day, so it is important that they are able to withstand fast-paced foot traffic. In fact, many experts say that they are safer than manual doors, because they remove the opening and closing mechanism and can actually help filter people through a doorway faster.
  1. They aren’t energy efficient

The best thing about an automatic door is that it responds to sensor technology and this means that they will remain closed until a person walks up to them in order to enter or leave a building. Some people deem this energy inefficient, however it is actually more likely that the general public will leave a manual door open. This lets out hot air that is being used to heat a property and is far more energy inefficient than the opening and closing sensors on an automatic door. As a result, an automatic door is actually able to control and regulate the temperature of properties in order to conserve energy and reduce costs. When it comes to automatic technology, our priority here at ABC Industrial is security and safety. After all, we will never install one of our automatic doors without being completely confident that the machinery is fit for use. If you are still on the fence when it comes to automatic systems, get in contact and speak to a member of the ABC team today!

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