Manage Traffic Flow with Pedestrian Doors

Pedestrian doors are used in various commercial or public service settings like offices, warehouses, hospitals, and schools. They let people enter and exit the building and move around freely inside. However, managing traffic flow can often be a challenging task, and the most suitable door style will vary depending on your operation.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself when choosing what type of pedestrian door is best for your traffic flow needs.

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1.) Does your building experience simultaneous two-way traffic?

If you run a business with numerous people coming and going all day, like a grocery or department store, an automatic sliding door is an ideal choice. Sliding doors operate effortlessly, allowing large groups of people to enter and exit simultaneously. These doors, however, require considerable side room to operate efficiently.

Swinging doors also provide efficient two-way traffic. Keep in mind, though, that you must install one door for entering and one for exiting. Consequently, swinging pedestrian doors are most efficient for low-traffic businesses where only a few people come and go every few minutes. For example, medical offices often have swinging pedestrian doors because their clientele is scheduled, and there aren’t large numbers of people entering and exiting simultaneously.

2.) Which type of access control system is best?

Motion-sensor and push-button entry systems don’t require user authentication, allowing fast, convenient, and easy passage. These systems are ideal for shopping malls, where people carrying bags can enter and exit the premises with zero effort. Hands-free operation is also ideal for food factories where sanitation is essential and hospitals where users may have reduced mobility. Automatic doors reduce congestion by responding to pedestrian traffic.

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3.) Does your facility have increased security requirements?

If you run a high-security business, it’s best to equip your pedestrian door with a touchless entry system to prevent people from having to fumble with keys, key cards, or other forms of credentials. It also helps limit access to authorized personnel only.

Bluetooth entry systems, for example, require virtual credentials pre-installed on a user’s smartphone via an app. When the user approaches the door, the app on their smartphone automatically communicates with a reader to authenticate access and open the door. This allows you to seamlessly give certain users access to specific areas within the office.

When paired with a high-speed door operator, a touchless entry system can help improve workflow and reduce congestion by reducing wait times.

4.) How small or large will the entranceway be?

If space allows, double-acting pedestrian doors are a good option for restaurants, warehouses, and more. The doors open in both directions and swing away from the person or load passing through it. This allows easy and swift movement through rooms, hallways, and stairwells. They come in both free-swing and self-closing configurations to prevent your facility from being left vulnerable to theft and break-ins when doors aren’t in use.

Creative Door Services™ carries a wide selection of innovative and efficient automatic door solutions, so you never have to compromise on style, functionality, or durability.

Maintain Traffic Flow with Our Planned Maintenance Program

Having your commercial pedestrian doors inspected regularly is vital to ensure minor repairs are dealt with early, potentially saving you a lot of time and money. Creative Door ServicesTM offers a flexible planned maintenance program. One of our trained technicians will visit your property, test, and inspect your pedestrian doors, and let you know if there’s anything that needs to be repaired or replaced. We follow strict safety protocols and provide ongoing support.

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Pedestrian & Automatic Doors For Businesses Across Western Canada

Creative Door Services™ understands that your pedestrian doors must work as intended to give the right level of protection. That’s why we proudly carry a wide range of commercial and industrial pedestrian doors from top industry manufacturers to ensure you get a durable and reliable product. Our team will work with you to ensure your doors operate effectively and efficiently. We also offer professional installation, maintenance, and repair services.

Contact us today to learn more or to get a free quote. You can find us in Kelowna, British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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