Pros and Cons of Rotating Automatic Doors

Pros and Cons of Rotating Automatic Doors

Automatic doors have been around, according to research, for thousands of years. The first design was made using a pulley mechanism. Research shows that this could have been around 2000 years ago at the beginning of the Common Era.

Throughout this article, we are going to be taking a close look into the pros and cons of installing rotating automatic doors.

Pros of Revolving Automatic Doors

There’s also the option of manual operating doors (if required):

If your building requires it, revolving doors can be installed manually rather than going for automatic doors. This is a handy alternative if you’re looking to make some savings in 2023, but does open up its own downsides, too which we will move onto shortly.

Great for keeping the heat in and the energy bills down:

The great thing about revolving doors is that they create air-locked pockets which ventilate as the door operates. This means that at no point during the rotation of an automatic rotating door will there be a constant open space between the inside and outside of a building, which equals fewer drafts and much less rain finding its way in… perfect!

Cons of Revolving Automatic Doors

Not as accessible as other types of automatic doors:

Although they can be a very useful addition to a building, revolving doors are not always accessible. People who use walking frames, crutches, wheelchairs, and other walking support, might not have the ability to keep up with the pace of the rotating door. Although automatic doors are programmed to stop before reaching a customer, the result isn’t always a smooth start and stop, which isn’t pleasant for the user when passing through.

Requires the most space compared to other options:

Revolving doors need a large area to be installed along with the other components to be able to operate. The whole system and equipment need to be big enough to fit a number of people using the door in each segment and these doors require a significant amount of more space to be fitted and run than other options of automatic doors.

Posted: 17-01-2023