Automatic Doors & Gates
Silco is unique in that we specialize in Automatic Doors & Gates as well as the Controls, including the integration of the Controls with video surveillance systems and card access control systems. It is unusual for a company to do both pieces and we have the expertise to do both as a turn-key solution.
Consult a Silco Engineer
There are various types of Automatic Doors & Gates. Consult one of our engineers today to find out what type of door or gate would be best for your situation. There are also many options to integrate with video surveillance systems and access control systems. We can help you explore your options and find what solution is best for you.
Inspections, Service & Preventative Maintenance
Automatic Doors require an annual inspection. Our inspections follow the American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM) standards including a written inspection report. Automatic Doors & Gates also need adjusting and lubrication. Most customers prefer to engage Silco in an annual or semi-annual preventative maintenance program to help improve reliability and unwanted breakdowns.
Improved Safety & Security
Other than excellent functionality, automatic doors provide enhanced safety and security. During emergencies, a door can be set to hold itself open, allowing those inside to get safe and easy passage from the establishment. They can also be set to remain closed to prevent intruders from getting into your establishment. This function is very useful when fires occur, as the doors can be closed to prevent the fire from spreading and causing further damage. It’s also useful when the establishment becomes part of a danger zone, as you can prevent people from entering.
Ways To Activate
Automatic doors and gates work by using motion sensors. These sensors are placed on the sides of the sliding doors to detect moving people that intend to enter the establishment. Your customers and employees wouldn’t have to endure opening the door themselves. Some automatic doors also use weight sensors, in which the sensor is disguised, usually as a mat, and is placed in front of the door. It opens when someone steps on the mat. Automatic doors are also perfect for people with disabilities, as they won’t have to worry about how they’d open the doors or if someone will open it for them.