Building entrance door type

Automatic Sliding Doors

  • Automatic sliding doors can be very accessible as can be used adjacent to accessible paths without guard rails.
  • Fully automatic sliding doors, activated by a presence and motion detector that opens door when people approach entrance are the preferred door type for all publicly accessible buildings. 
  • Automatic doors should open early enough to ensure person approaching is aware. The sensor should ensure door is fully open when person is no closer than 1400mm away.
  • Automatic doors should stay open long enough to allow safe entry and exit, especially important for slow moving people such as the elderly.