Automatic revolving doors are best suited for use in buildings that see a large and sustained footfall of visitors throughout the day. They are therefore particularly popular in office blocks, hotels, and shopping centres. In addition, supermarkets often request bespoke automatic revolving doors that are large enough to accommodate shopping trolleys.
Automatic revolving doors are popular for two reasons. First of all, there is no better means of controlling the speed of footfall into a building. Automatic revolving doors prevent potentially dangerous crowding issues whilst allowing for a steady stream of people to constantly enter and leave a building. In addition, through combining a building’s entrance and exit into one single efficient system, automatic revolving doors can also help to save space.
The second major benefit of automatic revolving doors is that they serve to completely eliminate draught. Whether open or closed, these doors can save on energy and reduce heat loss, whilst ensuring a uniform climate inside the building. This is especially useful if you employ doormen or reception staff, who often have to put up with unpleasant chills during the colder months.
When choosing an automated door system, many people have reservations about automatic revolving doors.
One of the main concerns we hear from our customers is that automatic revolving doors will not “look right” on the front of their buildings. However, at Automatic Access, we are able to supply doors and their accompanying panels in a vast range of materials. If correctly installed, a revolving entrance can accommodate almost any architectural design.
Many people also worry that automatic revolving doors might not be safe. We always design and install our doors in accordance with the latest BS EN 16005 safety standards. We use safety sensors and bar switches to constantly monitor all potential danger points in and around the revolving door. The door will immediately stop should it detect a potentially harmful obstruction.
We can also design and install automatic revolving doors with added buttons for the disabled and the elderly. If pushed, the doors will automatically slow down to allow for greater ease of entry.
To find out more about how you could benefit from automatic revolving doors, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We offer free access audits and free site surveys for all installations of automatic doors. For more information, give us a call on 0116 269 5050, or contact us via our online form.