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How do automatic doors work?

How do automatic doors work? In this latest blog post, we’ll be going through the mechanics and fundamentals of how automatic doors work! DUK Doors Automatic Door Specialists work on projects all over the UK. We believe in a high-quality service from start to finish and install only the best products in the industry. Since establishing, we have built a top reputation for ourselves in the industry which has seen us complete some pretty impressive projects. We are very proud of this as a business and will continue to develop and demonstrate the values and ethos we believe in. In this blog, we will go through with you just how automatic doors work as well as some different types too. There are loads of different types of automatic doors, all with different levels of sophistication and complexity. What they do have in common, however, is that they all require a sensor to activate their opening and closing of them. When the sensor detects a cue, it sends a signal to the door operating mechanism. There are three popular types of sensors that you generally find in automatic doors. They are; pressure sensors, motion detection, optical sensors, and access control or video intercom sensors. As the name suggests, pressure sensors use differences in weight to decide when the door should open. When someone steps on the pressure mat, the detection is made. Motion detection sensors are very common in this modern world. They use microwave pulses or passive infrared sensors to detect movement, thus opening the door when you need it. Access control or video intercom systems rely on a signal from a keycard, a fob, a smartphone, or any other device that has been programmed with the access control system. You may be wondering how these clever little sensors work, so let us tell you. Once a sensor has detected that one needs to enter a building, it then sends a signal to the door opening mechanism. The door opening mechanism is powered by an electric motor, which in turn, opens the door according to the specific type you have. Types Of Automatic Doors Now we move on to the different types of automatic doors. Sliding doors are really nice to have. They look great, are functional, and are perfect for two-way traffic, and they’re hung from overhead tracks or mounted with tracks and rollers. Swinging automatic doors are much like the name suggests where the doors fold back onto themselves following the trigger of the sensor. Swinging doors are automatic doors that open or close much like a standard door. Finally, revolving doors automatically move continuously to allow for lots of people to go in and out all the time. Looking For A Quotation? In conclusion, automatic doors are extremely convenient and can be very useful for certain buildings. For buildings with lots of turnovers in terms of people going in and out, automatic doors can increase the speed of this happening. If you’d like to enquire about our automatic door services, please get in touch with us today. You can call us at 07919117778 or 01782 703234 or send us an email using our contact form where a member of the team will be with you shortly. We hope to hear from you soon here at DUK Doors.