Automated doors, both fully automatic and power assisted are becoming increasingly popular. Not only do they provide a solution to compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act but also make it easy for customers to enter and exit your premises; especially the elderly and mothers with small children. Studies have shown that retail units with automatic doors attract more footfall than their competitors who have manual doors.

Swing DoorsThe operation of swing doors can be either fully automatic, activated by motion sensors, low energy activated by touch pads, key fob transmitters or access control or a mixture of these depending on the requirements of the end user.

Automatic Doors Manchester

Fully automatic doors are most commonly found in retail situations; the doors open as they are approached from either side by pedestrians. Where the doors are sent a signal to open automatically, usually by motion sensors, additional safety measures must be taken to ensure the safety of the pedestrians using the doors.

Low energy installations allow doors to continue to be used in the normal way, as manual doors, and then open automatically when an activation command is sent by the pedestrian. This is usually acheived by touching a pad sited near the doors or can be by pressing a key fob or an access control device such as a key pad. This is particularly suitable for disabled access situations.

Alphamet Maintenance supply and install Entrematic automatic and manual door systems, these include:

  • Single sliding doors
  • Bi-parting automatic doors (as seen in supermarkets etc)
  • Automatic swing doors
  • Manual, push pad operation or fully automatic systems

Servicing is available on a contract basis, or on a one off basis. Whether you are an existing customer or not, Alphamet Maintenance can repair your doors.

All business entrances must now meet a miniumum set of requirements as set out by the government in the Disability Discrimination Act. Alphamet Maintenance are experienced in this area, and understand perfectly what is required to make existing and new entrances meet the requirements.

More information is available on the DirectGov website.

Safety of the products we supply are guaranteed to comply with BS7036 safety standards. Why is this important? Having a safe entrance is good practice. Fingers and hands won´t be able to get caught or jammed, automatic doors will open at the correct speed when someone approaches, and at the correct distance. Small children are detected by automatic door sensors, and doors don´t close when there is an obstruction (for example a small child).

Businesses using entrances not complying to BS7036 can now be fined, and at worst can be taken to court if an injury occurs due to an unsafe entrance.