The 5 most common mistakes when choosing an automated door

April 12, 2018

Choosing the perfect entrance might seem like a no brainer. But when it comes to making the final decision there are a number of traps people fall into when they don’t seek proper advice. And these can negatively impact the smooth flow of people, goods and vehicles in and out of their entrance.

So what are the 5 most common mistakes people make when choosing a door? 

  1. Trying to tailor old advice to a new specification – if you don’t seek new advice for new specifications you risk inappropriate and suboptimal solutions.
  1. Ignoring important considerations such as building type, how the entrance will be used, the expected flow of traffic, environmental considerations and fire and safety requirements can lead to doors which don’t meet your building’s needs.
  1. Forgetting to consider how the door should operate at different times of the day, such as does it need to have access control only at night, or at all times of day.
  1. Forgetting to ensure that new doors meet the required EN standards and local building regulations.
  1. Focusing on upfront cost and forgetting to consider lifetime costs – these can come back to bite you if you choose a cheaper, lower quality door to save costs at the point of purchase. 

So, just a few things to make sure you consider the next time you are choosing a new entrance. And if you want to be really confident that the door you choose is the perfect solution for your building, be sure to seek expert advice. If you need help, find your local contact us