Pedestrian Door Upgrades & Enhancements You Should Consider

Commercial pedestrian doors are primary access points for staff and customers and are vital to the operations of any facility or business. It’s essential to ensure they’re safe and secure to avoid accidents or security breaches. Here’s an overview of some upgrades you may want to consider for your pedestrian doors.

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Safety Upgrades

Safety upgrades are an excellent way to improve the security of your facility.

  • Electronic door closers ensure that your doors close quietly and don’t cause any injuries. Some models can even hold the door open or automatically close it if the fire alarm or smoke detector goes off.
  • Panic hardware, such as crash and panic bars, can provide added security and allow for safe and easy evacuation in an emergency.
  • Delayed exit devices can be connected to your building’s fire alarm system and programmed to release when the alarm goes off or if there’s a power outage.
  • Presence sensors can detect when a person is in the path of the closing door and automatically reopen it to prevent injury.
  • Battery backup systems ensure that your doors continue functioning in a power outage. This is especially important for maintaining accessibility and safety in emergencies.

Longevity Upgrades

Here are a handful of upgrades you may want to consider to extend the lifespan of your pedestrian doors:

  • Kickplates can be installed at the bottom of the door to protect against damage from foot traffic, carts or other objects.
  • Edge guards can also be added to protect the edges of the door from impact, reducing the risk of damage and extending the door's life.
  • Weatherstrip improves your door’s weather sealing to protect the interior from external weather conditions, including wind, rain, and dust.

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Access Control Upgrades

If easy and secure entry is essential to you, here are a few access control systems you may want to implement:

  • Telephone entry systems and intercoms can help you better manage access at your premises. Telephone entry systems and intercoms allow employees to verify the identity of their visitors by speaking directly to them over the phone or through a speaker. They can easily unlock the door and grant them access at any time of day.
  • Motion-activated entry systems utilize motion sensors to automatically authorize access when an employee walks or waves their hand in front of a wall- or floor-mounted switch. This system doesn’t require authentication, so it’s fast, convenient, and easy for people with limited mobility or dexterity.
  • Bluetooth entry systems use virtual credentials installed on the employee’s smartphone via an app. When the employee approaches the door, the app on their smartphone automatically communicates with a reader to authenticate access and open the door.

Upgrading your pedestrian doors can significantly improve the safety and security of your facility, as well as enhance the convenience and accessibility of your customers.

Upgrades That Meet Safety Standards

When considering upgrades for your pedestrian doors, you must ensure that any technicians or inspectors you work with are certified by the American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM), a trade association of door systems manufacturers. AAADM-certified technicians and inspectors possess the knowledge and skills to identify potential safety hazards and recommend upgrades that meet safety standards.

At Creative Door Services™, all of our pedestrian door technicians are AAADM trained and qualified to conduct inspections in compliance with current industry standards. By working with us, you not only prioritize the safety of your customers and employees but also demonstrate your commitment to maintaining a secure and reliable business environment.

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Planned Maintenance For Pedestrian Doors

We offer a planned maintenance program to ensure the safety and security of your business. Our maintenance program is designed to increase the reliability of your business and save you money in the long run. By catching problems early, we can prevent costly repairs down the road. Plus, regular maintenance can extend the lifespan of your pedestrian doors, meaning you won’t have to replace them as often.

Pedestrian Door Upgrades to Transform Your Business

At Creative Door Services™, we understand the importance of providing safe and reliable access to your facility. Our team of experts can help you conduct upgrades and retrofits to ensure that your pedestrian doors meet the required safety standards and are efficient enough to keep up with your business needs. Our team of professionals is trained to handle any type of pedestrian door, including sliding, revolving, and swinging doors.

Contact us today for a free quote or to schedule a consultation. 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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