Every business owner in every industry has a few similar requirements for their office doors. The big one, of course, is that they should open and close when required. If your current office doors can provide this, great! But the way staff and guests enter and exit your office is more complex than it may first appear.

There are plenty of things you need to take into consideration when choosing a new entry solution, from the location of your door, the level of security you require and the level of footfall traffic you expect to pass through it. So, whether you’re looking to renovate an existing office, create a new one or just upgrade your manual doors to automatic ones, then this blog is for you.

Today we’ll cover why it’s important to integrate the office doors in your business with access control systems, how it’s done, and the benefits this will provide.

Why access control is crucial

Since 2020 and the pandemic, businesses have had to take a closer look at how people enter and exit their premises. You need to not only ensure that each area of your office is secure, but staff and guests can enter and exit without creating congestion.

In any office environment, accessibility is now more crucial than ever. It’s important that your office can accommodate all people, no matter their level of mobility. Many older entry solutions may not be able to fulfil this need. Access control systems allow you to better ensure the accessibility of your premise, allowing you to respond quickly in an emergency or to make the entry process simpler for those with mobility aids.

The final reason access control is so crucial is security. Whether you have dedicated office security or rely on an automatic solution, access control can genuinely provide some much-needed peace of mind. Whether you need to protect your business’ perimeter or secure a crucial area of your site, access control can be very valuable.

How to integrate your office doors with access control

We offer a variety of different access control measures that work alongside a wide variety of doors. For a modern and professional entrance, we recommend automatic sliding doors or revolving doors. These can be customised to suit any entrance. We can install access control measures on these doors, whether they are swipe cards that allow easy access in seconds, or access tokens that help you leave your keys in the past.

Your access control can be as simple or comprehensive as you require. For high security areas, we can integrate your access control system with a database system to give you accurate head counts and access logs. You can also set levels of access for specific areas, so all your staff can unlock the front door, but not everyone can access critical locations like your server room.

The way we connect your access control systems mean you can operate them all directly from one or more PCs. This means that you can manually operate any doors on your premise if needed, and also quickly ensure that all your systems are up to date. This central operating system can also integrate alongside your CCTV cameras and fire alarms, for added security, safety and quick responses to any incidents.

The benefits of integrating your doors with access control

Your office is made more accessible by integrating your doors with access control. Instead of relying on one member of staff with a set of keys turning up first each morning, your staff can now each have a customised key card that allows them to access your site every day without leaving doors unlocked.

Access control can massively help your HR department. It allows for far simpler event reporting. If each member of staff has their own key card, then you can see at a glance who is in the office and when they leave. This allows you to create a comprehensive timesheet with ease.

This solution also helps to improve security in the long term. Being woken up by an intruder alarm is no joke, especially when it’s a false alarm. Integrating your doors with an access control system prevents false alarms, as anyone without the ability to unset the alarm will not be given permission to enter the office. If you do have permission, the system unsets the alarm for you before unlocking the door.

Your access control can send you notifications if a door has been forced, or if someone has tried to access a restricted area. This allows you to allocate security resources to the right areas moving forward. You can also control all your sites through the same system.

For more information about our automatic doors or access control systems mentioned here, get in touch at +44 (0) 1372 459536.

Automatic doors are commonplace in many offices and commercial spaces across Britain. They allow for easier, more accessible and in many cases safer access to a building. However, if you don’t already have automatic doors at your business, installing them can seem like a challenging prospect especially if you don’t know what to look for.

We’re here to tell you that now’s the perfect time to consider automating your business’ doors. Due to the pandemic, businesses need to consider footfall congestion far more than in previous years. The benefits to upgrading external and internal doors around your premise to an automatic solution are numerous and today we’ll explain just a few of them.

Reduce congestion and improve safety

Opening and closing doors manually greatly increases the potential to spread infection, especially in busy office environments that could have hundreds entering and exiting each day. Automatic doors help to negate this risk as they require minimal manual user input. For greater security, consider integrating your automatic doors with our access control systems.

Our doors allow you to reduce congestion in your entryway, reception area or any other location around your site. They allow people to enjoy a faster way to travel and reduce crowds throughout your business.

All our automatic doors also come equipped with a range of safety devices. They can come equipped with a self-charging battery pack that ensures normal operation of the door within 30 minutes upon power failure. Additionally, security is maintained through an electro-mechanical locking system for night security.

We can also offer hermetically sealing sliding doors that have been specifically designed for use in areas where hygiene and the control of air leakage is critical. These doors are used throughout hospitals and medical centres in the UK.

Create a more visually appealing entrance

The appearance of the entrance to your business has an impact that can’t be overstated. First impressions are important to prospective customers or potential new recruits alike. Creating a more aesthetically pleasing entryway is far easier when you have bespoke craftsmanship and modern materials at your disposal.

Our sliding doors are all design engineered specifically for the unique needs of your business’ premise. The EA1000 sliding door is our most popular choice and has been used in commercial spaces around the country, as well as in airports, stations, business centres and sites around the public sector. The EA 1000 is known for its high quality and reliability. We also offer curved sliding doors for a more unique entranceway or for those that have specific design requirements.

Create a comfortable welcome while saving money

Creating a welcoming space for guests and staff isn’t just about the visual element. It’s also about providing an environment that makes them feel comfortable. Manual doors have a tendency to be left open, especially in retail spaces or other areas with high footfall. This is not only likely to create a less pleasant indoor temperature, but also to hike up your energy bill.

For more solutions that can save on your energy bill while making for a more stylish entry, why not check out our range of revolving doors?

Prioritise accessibility

The first priority for many of our clients in the public sector or the transportation industry is accessibility. All people need to be able to access your site as smoothly as possible.

Accessibility should now be on the mind of every business owner as well. You need to guarantee that no matter someone’s level of mobility they can access your business with ease. Automatic doors mean that anyone can easily get inside without lifting a finger. This doesn’t just extend to people with disabilities, but also children and people carrying items as well.

User-friendliness is crucial to all our solutions at EA Group. You can adjust 37 different presets including the speed of door closing, or whether you want your door to be able to open half way. Our doors have been tested up to 3,000,000 complete sliding operations, so they won’t let you down.

Welcome more customers

In the retail space it can be difficult to stand head and shoulders above the competition. An automatic door could genuinely be the edge you need over your local rivals. A recent study showed that ease of navigation around a shop floor was one of the highest priorities, which is made easier by an entry solution that reduces crowding and congestion.

The modern design and ease of access provided by our automatic doors sets your business apart on a visual level. Similarly, if a door opens automatically as a customer walks past, they are indirectly more likely to take a second look inside.

For more information about any of our automatic sliding doors or revolving doors, get in touch. We’ll be happy to conduct a survey of your site and recommend solutions that can help. You can reach us here at 01372 459536

When purchasing or redesigning business premises, it goes without saying that you will have many different things to consider. Not only is the interior design and layout of the property important but the exterior and also your entrance doors shouldn’t be overlooked either. When you own a public building that customers and clients will be visiting regularly, you will find that the exterior is just as important as the interior.

As far as your entrance doors are concerned, you will have many different options to choose from for your premises. From commercial automatic sliding glass doors to classic business double entrance doors, you can guarantee that there is a brilliant option available for any premises. These days, automatic doors are becoming more and more popular and it isn’t uncommon to see these used in numerous different commercial buildings. There are a wide range of benefits to choosing automatic doors and if you’re wondering what these may be, keep reading today.

 

Make your premises easily accessible

As a business owner, accessibility should be important to you. After all, you want to ensure that everyone will be able to enter your premises regardless of their physical capabilities. Thankfully, automatic sliding doors, revolving doors or swing doors can help you with this. Using automatic doors will allow you to ensure that people are able to enter without struggle or embarrassment and this will reflect positively on your business.

 

Much more convenient

All automatic doors are incredibly convenient to use and being able to enter your business premises even if you don’t have a free hand to push or pull a door is very helpful. Depending on the business that you run, you may find it isn’t uncommon for visitors to be pushing a pram, carrying shopping bags, or even to be on the phone, so your automatic doors will allow them to enter the premises without any hassle.

 

They look professional and aesthetically pleasing

It is essential that your business premises look professional and you can guarantee that simply installing commercial automatic sliding glass doors or all-glass automatic revolving doors, will help you to ensure you’re giving off the best first impression to your visitors. These doors are always aesthetically pleasing and with a wide variety of designs and styles to choose from, you can easily choose something that is perfect for your premises.

 

Help you to maintain a comfortable temperature

More often than not, businesses tend to prop their doors open to prevent any issues in regards to entering the premises, but this can make it impossible to maintain the temperature inside the building. Thankfully, because automatic doors only open when necessary and also close after the visitor has entered, they will actually be closed most of the time, which will help with temperature control. This will, in turn, make your premises much more energy-efficient too.

 

Hygiene control

For some businesses, hygiene is an essential factor to think about when installing external entrance doors and automatic doors are perfect for businesses where hygiene control is very important. As visitors don’t need to touch the doors when entering, this can help prevent the spread of germs and also the regular closing of the doors will prevent dirt and dust from polluting the inside of the premises.

 

Installing automatic doors

All in all, there is no denying that installing automatic doors is a brilliant idea no matter what your business may entail. You can guarantee that you will easily be able to find the perfect solution within the range of commercial automatic doors on the market these days and ultimately, this type of door will work brilliantly at all business properties. It is fair to say that installing automatic doors is a brilliant business decision all round.

 

When searching for a company that can assist you with automatic doors, don’t hesitate to visit the EA Group website today. We offer a range of different modern automatic door types, from commercial automatic sliding glass doors to all-glass or framed revolving doors and swing open doors, so you can trust we will be able to meet your needs in this regard. If you would like to speak to a member of our team about installing automatic doors in more detail, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

 

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