An auto door system saves energy and money, is convenient and safe. Used by industrial and commercial enterprises, each automatic sliding door allows easy entry and exit from a building or room as well as many other benefits. An automatic sliding door can be used in virtually any setting that requires hands-free and seamless entry and exit as well as has a need for the door to be opened for a set amount of time or left unattended.
Ease of Use
Sensors detect when an individual is approaching the door from either direction and automatically open. The door is held in the open position for a preset period, at which point the automatic sliding door slides shut. The door stays open for as long as the sensors are activated.
The delay allows an individual to enter or exit without having to hold open a door. It also allows for transporting packages and equipment without worrying about the door closing. If many people need to enter, the automatic sliding door remains open and eliminates the need for someone to hold the door or the door closing on someone as they enter or exit.
Space Savings and Convenience
Swinging doors take up a lot of space. Opening them requires a certain perimeter be free of obstacles and keeping them open requires they be secured in the open position, which can be a safety and security hazard. Propping a swinging door open also is a huge source of energy loss.
The space required for an auto door system to be activated is much smaller, even when providing a larger entrance and exit opening. It also can be set to remain open and programmed to close after a period of being opened. This avoids an obstacle, ensures the door closes at the appropriate time and that heated or cooled air does not escape to the outside.
A swinging door or a non-automatic door can be a hazard to anyone using it. Heavy doors can slam shut on body parts and cause injury. Doors that close prematurely can cause an individual moving something to lose their balance.
Materials transferred through a swinging door can be damaged or knocked over. This includes people, who can be caught by the closing door or struck by opening doors, knocking them off balance and/or injuring them.
An automatic swinging door eliminates all those risks. The sliding format eliminates the risk of a door slamming shut on a person or striking a person on the other side of someone pushing it open. Products or packages being transferred are safeguarded because they are not jammed by a closing door or struck, eliminating the possibility of dents, punctures of being knocked over.
Non-automatic doors can be easily breached. A sliding automatic door is much harder to open and can be locked in the closed position. This requires a person to physically damage the door or shatter glass to gain access to an open door.
Shattering a door is much more disruptive than picking a lock. It requires a certain amount of strength and skill. The noise factor is also much louder, making detection more likely. Additionally, automatic sliding doors can be automatically closed, meaning those in are kept in and those out are kept out, which can be handy when controlling crowds or in implementing loss prevention.
Swinging doors and non-automatic doors tend to be opened and stay that way, especially in hot weather. When propped open to allow for something to be transferred in an out, heated or cooled air can escape. This can be an immense waste of energy and by association, money.
A sliding door can be left in the open position, but it requires a specific action to lock it in place. The automatic closing feature ensures that a door can be opened to allow for a transfer in or out, and then close tight to keep conditioned air inside. This makes it easier to heat or cool a room or building and maintain that temperature without losing treated air to the environment outside of the room or building.
Places that can benefit from an auto door system: