Automatic doors are becoming high-tech

Automatic doors are nearly invisible but helpful assistants that are poised to become part of intelligent, integrated access control systems everywhere.

Although basic user needs haven’t changed much, the framework for door operators is becoming high-tech and electronic access control means automatic doors are becoming much more intelligent.

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Door operators will, for example, be able to report when maintenance is required, and the speed at which they are operating can be adjusted to the speed at which each individual visitor is approaching. Doors also automatically report whether they are properly locked.

Legislation is one of the drivers for door opener developments. In the US and the UK, all facilities catering to the public must contain at least one entrance that is adapted for physically challenged citizens. Besam has a new solution that was developed to meet the needs of this market.

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