There is a reason that EA’s automatic sliding doors are the leading standard when it comes to commercial entry solutions. With their range of customisable options, they can be installed to fit the style and function of any space required. The technology behind door automation has also come a long way, and provides multiple new benefits to older ones.

Want to know more about automatic sliding doors? Read on to find out how your business can make a good impression with EA Groups’ state-of-the-art automation technology.

Convenient and easily accessible

Our automatic sliding doors are designed to provide seamless access, ensuring visitors and customers can easily enter and exit your space. The challenge lies in finding a balance between speed and safety. Our sliding door system addresses this challenge by offering adjustable settings for door opening and closing speed, half-opening width, and precise timing settings. This allows you to customise the door’s behaviour to suit the specific needs of your space.

Moreover, our multi-functional door functions, including manual full open, automatic full open, automatic partial open, one-way in/out, and door lock position, provide flexibility to adapt to various scenarios. Whether you need a fully automated entrance during peak hours or controlled access during quieter times, our automatic sliding doors can effortlessly accommodate your requirements.

Automatic doors as a modern design feature

First impressions matter, and the aesthetics of your commercial space can significantly impact visitor perception. Its’ ideal to have an access point that fits into an existing space seamlessly. The right automatic sliding door can serve as a modern design feature that adds a touch of sophistication to any environment.

Our doors’ sleek and contemporary design complements your space’s overall aesthetics, creating an impression of professionalism and cutting-edge technology. Incorporating our automatic sliding doors demonstrates a commitment to providing your customers with a seamless and visually appealing experience.

Multi-activation access control

Efficient access control is essential in commercial spaces to manage the flow of people and ensure security. ‘Multi-activation’, which refers to authorisation and authentication for your automatic doors, adds this layer of enhanced capability and security. Every business has unique requirements when it comes to authorisation and ensuring that your automatic doors let the right personnel into your site.

Our automatic sliding doors can be fitted with a range of multi-activation device functions to cater to different access control needs. The radar sensor, utilising an infrared sensor for microwave detection, provides a hands-free experience by detecting movement and activating the door accordingly. For added security, our advanced password identity system enables password access, while ID cards and radio-frequency cards enhance the convenience of authorised personnel.

Whatever access control functions you require for your automatic doors, EA Group can provide the best, customised solution. We can also make changes to your existing system should your needs change over time.

Increased security measures

Maintaining a secure environment is crucial for the safety and well-being of everyone within your commercial space. What can your entrances and exits do to improve this? With enhanced security features, your automatic doors can cope with the most challenging situations.

Our doors are equipped with advanced safety features to ensure a secure experience. In the event of a collision, the reverse sliding system automatically engages, preventing accidents and safeguarding individuals. Additionally, the option to incorporate a safety beam (photocell) system further enhances door operation safety by detecting obstacles and ensuring safe passage.

We offer an optional UPS advanced battery system that guarantees uninterrupted operation for up to 30 minutes during power failures. These provide peace of mind and seamless operation even in challenging circumstances. Furthermore, the durable electro-mechanical lock system offers an added layer of security, ensuring that the door remains securely locked when needed.

Low-noise and energy efficient

Our automatic doors are close to silent through low-noise operation. The sliding door drive unit incorporates special lubricating features and a decelerate gear mechanism, minimising operational noise. Furthermore, our innovative Fibrous nylon guide way profile and self-lubricating nylon carriage wheels contribute to a smoother and quieter door operation.

Energy efficiency is another key consideration for businesses striving to reduce costs and minimise their environmental impact. Our automatic sliding doors are designed with energy-saving features. By carefully controlling the speed of door opening and closing, they minimise unnecessary air exchange, thereby reducing heat loss or gain from the surroundings. This not only helps to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature but also contributes to lower energy consumption and cost savings.

Moreover, our automatic sliding doors can be customised to meet your specific energy efficiency requirements. Whether it’s incorporating insulated glass panels for better thermal insulation or integrating motion sensors to activate the doors only when necessary, we can enhance energy efficiency in your commercial space.

EA Groups’ EA1000 Automatic Sliding Doors

When it comes to creating a positive first impression in commercial spaces, EA Group’s automatic sliding doors excel in these areas. Our EA1000 Automatic Sliding Door system combines cutting-edge technology, rigorous testing, and reliable performance to exceed expectations.

Experience the difference with EA Group’s automatic sliding doors and make a lasting impression in your commercial environment. Contact us today to discuss your specific requirements and let our expert team assist you in finding the perfect solution for your needs. Head to our contact page or give us a call on +44 1372 459536.

Security is a top priority for businesses across all industries. Professional service providers such as law firms, financial institutions, distribution and the public sector have to take extra care though. These organisations deal with sensitive client information and financial data, making them prime targets for cyber-attacks and physical security breaches.

EA Group understand the unique security challenges faced by different industries, and offer a range of security solutions and technologies to help keep your premises safe.

Access solutions for professional services

We are specialists in providing all kinds of access solutions for professional services. From automatic gates, to turnstiles, revolving doors and speed lanes, we can keep your premise secure.

Automatic gates

Automatic gates are a valuable asset for any business looking to manage people flow and add a new layer of security and automation for your business premise. ­­­­­­EA offer a range of automatic gates that can be customised to fit your buildings’ and unique requirements.

If you’re a professional service, you might have on-site car park or area where a mechanised automated entrance is necessary. Our automatic gates can be fitted with access control, backup power supply and different opening and closing presets. From sliding and swinging gates to telescoping gates, ideal for on-site parking entrances, our team can find you the ideal solution.

Revolving doors

The addition of revolving doors to a commercial space adds character, increased security and can bring a modern design feature to any business premise. They can be seamlessly integrated into access systems and tailored to fit your entrance sizes and aesthetics.

We have provided revolving doors to healthcare practices, financial and legal services and a range of other professional services. Upgrade and manage your people flow with efficiency and flair with revolving doors.

Turnstiles and speed lanes

Turnstiles and speed lanes are a professional design feature, designed to allow you to keep track on how many people are entering and leaving your business premises. You might be familiar with traditional mid-height turnstiles, but we also offer speed lanes for high-traffic areas and full-height turnstiles for increased security.

Professional services that manage busy entrances and customer walkways can benefit hugely from these kinds of entry solutions. You could save money on personnel and security staff fees and improve the overall operational efficiency of your premise.

Access control systems

Access control is an essential component of any professional service’s security infrastructure. They allow organisations to restrict access to sensitive areas and ensure that only authorised personnel can enter. EA Group offers a variety of access control systems, including proximity readers, biometric scanners, and smart card readers. These systems can be customised to meet specific needs.

A medical practice may require different levels of access control for different areas of their practice. Access to patient files and confidential documents may be restricted to a select group of staff, while support staff may only need access to certain areas. EA Group’s access control systems allow businesses to create a customised access control plan to ensure that only authorised personnel can access sensitive information.

Financial institutions, on the other hand, may require a higher level of security due to the sensitive financial data they handle. EA Group’s access control systems can be integrated with other IT technologies, such as financial computing systems, to provide a comprehensive security solution for financial institutions.

CCTV and security systems

CCTV systems are an effective way to monitor and record activity in and around a premise. They can be used to deter criminals, identify suspects, and provide evidence in the event of a security breach. EA Group deploy a range of CCTV systems, including IP cameras, HD cameras, night vision and thermal imaging cameras. Each of which are suitable for different purposes.

A solicitor, for example, may benefit from CCTV systems by monitoring entrances, exits, and other high-traffic areas to ensure that only authorised personnel are entering and leaving the premises. CCTV footage can also be used as evidence in the event of a security breach, helping law firms to identify suspects and provide evidence in court.

Financial services may use CCTV systems to monitor ATM machines and cash handling areas to prevent theft and fraud. Thermal imaging cameras can also be used to detect and identify individuals who may be attempting to bypass security measures.

Fire and intruder alarms

EA Group offers a range of security solutions and fire safety for professional services, including intruder and fire alarms. Intruder alarms can be wired or wireless and can be integrated with access control systems and CCTV cameras. These alarms are essential to protect sensitive information and deter criminals from entering the premises.

EA Group offers conventional and addressable systems that can be integrated with other security technologies to provide a comprehensive security solution. Fire alarms are particularly important for businesses that store important data, such as accounting and financial firms.

EA Group security services

EA Group offers a range of security solutions and technologies that can help these industries to protect their premises and business, ensuring that their clients information is kept safe and secure. From access control systems to fire alarms, EA Group’s products and services can be customised to meet the specific needs of different industries and businesses.

Looking for security solutions for your business? Head to our contact page to speak to a team member to discuss the security solutions you require.

What are Speed Lanes?

A Speed Lane is an elegant, efficient, and cost-effective Speed Gate entrance solution. They operate on the principle of glass or plastic panels working as barrier gates. The glass or plastic panels retract into the turnstile body after an authorised signal. 

Designed for high-traffic areas, such as airports or sports stadiums, they add an additional layer of security for many venues and improve the flow of people into a building or space.

A Speed Lane entrance allows for a faster flow of people compared to a regular entranceway. They are available in different passage widths, a variety of surface finishes and are designed to be robust and reliable. A Speed Lane can be equipped with technology like Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or biometric authentication to speed up the process of identifying and allowing authorized individuals through.

EA are experts in providing Speed Lanes to businesses across all sectors. We have a wide selection of options to suit different needs. As the experts, we thought we’d share how speed lanes can maximise security and efficiency in a venue.

Key features of Speed Lanes

Let’s take a look at the key features of Speed Lanes.

High-speed operation – Speed Lane turnstiles are designed to operate quickly, allowing for fast and efficient movement of personnel through the security checkpoint.

Controlled access- Speed Lane turnstiles are equipped with access control measures, such as card readers or biometric authentication devices, to verify someone’s identity before allowing them entry. 

Integration with security systems- Speed Lanes can be integrated with other security systems, such as security cameras and alarms to provide a comprehensive security solution.

Durable materials- They are typically built with durable materials and designed to withstand high levels of use, ensuring reliability and longevity.

Ease of use- Speed Lane turnstiles have intuitive controls and simple operations which require minimal training.

Aesthetic design – They are designed to fit into any modern interior.

The benefits of Speed Lanes 

Now let’s look at the main benefits Speed Lanes provide.

Increased efficiency- Allowing for a faster flow of people, speed lanes reduce the time and effort required to enter or exit a building. Events with large crowds in attendance can be assured that congestion is kept to a minimum and crowds move into a space safely and efficiently.

Enhanced security- Being equipped with technology such as RFID or biometric authentication, provides controlled access to restricted areas, giving businesses an extra layer of security. The retraction of the barriers can also be programmed to work in reverse, with the panels only coming out to block the lane if the signal is unauthorised.

Improved customer experience – Making the process of entering or exiting a building faster and more convenient, goes towards improving a visitor’s overall experience of your venue or business.  It sets a professional image and can help with customer satisfaction.

Reduced costs- Reducing the time and effort required to enter or exit a building can help minimise impact to staff productivity, allowing people to get where they need to be, quickly.  Additionally, using a speed turnstile gate eliminates the need for staff to check identification manually.

Increased revenue – Improving efficiency and customer experience can lead to increased foot traffic, which can lead to increased revenue for businesses.

Speed Lanes and security

Speed lane turnstiles provide excellent security for businesses where crowd control is essential, such as:

  • Stadiums and arenas
  • Amusement parks
  • Public transportation hubs
  • Airports and train stations
  • Event venues
  • Shopping centres
  • Museums and galleries
  • Hospitals and medical centres

These businesses benefit from Speed Lane turnstiles as they allow for quick and efficient entry and exit of large numbers of people. Depending on the venue and security requirements, Speed Lane turnstile gate heights can be customised, and turnstiles can be widened. EA can advise venues on the most suitable options for them.

How to maximise the efficiency and security of your Speed Lanes

To maximise the efficiency and security of your Speed Lanes, there are some steps you can follow.

To ensure traffic flow is properly managed and doesn’t cause congestion, we recommend training staff on the use of technology and procedures to support any usage issues that arise. Congestion issues will be minimised if staff understand how to help people with authentication issues.

It’s important to monitor activity on the Speed Lanes to stop security breaches or fraudulent activities. This is particularly important at event venues or high-security premises.

Regularly maintaining the equipment and systems will help to ensure that they are functioning correctly and increase the longevity of the product. By maintaining the equipment and evaluating its performance, changes can be made as necessary to keep them working efficiently.

EA Group are experts in providing secure entrance solutions. Get in touch with one of the team to find out how we can help your business.

Over the years, revolving doors have become increasingly popular for offices and workplaces around the UK. However, most business owners still don’t know how well their revolving door can protect their business, while still maintaining efficiency. 

Many people invest in the revolving door for the professional look alone, but there are so many more features that the revolving door holds to help your business work better.

So, if you’re looking to upgrade your businesses security and efficiency with a revolving door, read on to find out more! 

Why is security important for businesses

Having security systems in place in the workplace is essential to ensure peace of mind and regulatory compliance. From a legal perspective it can also be crucial to protect the business from any liability in the event of a security place. These regulations are put in place for the protection of employees and customers who may be in the workplace. 

However, the protection of employees isn’t the only reason for businesses to have security, it’s also there to protect the business’s assets in the event of crime taking place.

Many businesses are fully equipped with cameras and key codes, however, one security measure that some people may look past are your doors themselves. At EA Group we specialise in supporting businesses by sourcing and installing revolving doors, to help maximise security and efficiency. The revolving door can provide a physical barrier that can make it more difficult for unauthorized individuals to enter the building, thereby increasing security.

So how do revolving doors work?

Revolving doors work by rotating around a central axis, allowing people to enter and exit a building without having to push through traditional swinging doors. The doors also have energy-saving features, such as airtight seals that help reduce energy consumption in buildings. 

Are revolving doors safe?

Revolving doors can be designed with speed controllers. Automatic revolving doors can also have safety features such as emergency brakes and panic bars hardware that allow for an easy exit in case of emergency. In the event of power failure, those emergency brakes will be activated, and the door will be locked in the open position.

Most modern revolving doors also have automatic sensors that are used to detect when someone is in the doorway, these sensors are located in the door frames and detect the movement or presence of an object or person, this stops the doors from closing and causing harm.

Lastly, it’s important to regularly maintain and inspect the revolving doors to ensure that it is in good working order and to ensure that all the safety features are functioning properly. At EA Group we can support your revolving doors through regular maintenance. If you’re looking to increase capacity or accessibility, get in touch for advice on how to expand your entrance. 

How efficient are revolving doors 

Revolving doors are generally considered to be efficient in terms of both energy conservation and people flow. Here are some key features that make the revolving door a popular choice for businesses. 


Revolving doors have airtight seals that help to reduce energy consumption by preventing drafts from entering the building. This can help to lower heating and cooling costs for businesses.

Great for controlling traffic flow

Revolving doors are designed to control the flow of people entering and exiting the building, reducing congestion, and improving improve the overall flow of traffic. This can help to improve the customer experience and make it easier for employees to move around the building.


Revolving doors are typically built to last, with durable materials and mechanisms that are designed to withstand heavy usage. This makes them a cost-effective investment for businesses.


Revolving doors can also be equipped with accessibility features, such as additional automatic pass doors, for people with disabilities or mobility issues.

What security benefits do they provide?

Automatic revolving doors provide several security benefits, this includes controlled access, revolving doors can be outfitted with card readers or other forms of access control, making it easy to restrict entry to certain individuals. The revolving doors also make it more difficult for someone to enter the building without permission or to bring in or out any large or prohibited items. 

Overall, the revolving door has evolved from a simple rotating cylinder to a more advanced and functional design with improved safety and energy-saving features. Security is critical for businesses to protect their assets, comply with regulations, avoid liability, ensure employee safety, and ensure business continuity. 

With proper usage and maintenance, revolving doors can be considered a safe option for buildings, and we highly recommend it, to find out more about what revolving door will work best for your business, get in touch!

To sum up what we do at EA Group, we provide products and services that keep you and your business safe. The world of business security can be a complex one, and can seem daunting at first glance. That’s why we’ve put together this quick guide to five products that you should definitely be thinking about, if you don’t have already.


Without a reliable security camera, your business is left defenceless against intruders while the office is closed. Having a security camera helps give business owners peace of mind that their office space and everything inside it, is safe. 

Traditional cameras were much more about creating a deterrent for criminals. One that no longer works, as grainy, black and white footage from poorly placed cameras rarely leads to prosecution. At EA we take a different approach, with strategically placed, high-quality cameras that can be viewed in real-time. Offering peace of mind now, and in the case that a break-in does occur.

At EA group we provide and install a wide range of complex CCTV security cameras to meet all the technical needs of every business in any working environment. We not only offer the supplies and installation, but we also provide servicing and maintenance support as well.  

We cater to every business, for example, if your business is at an industrial site, we can recommend a camera that will suit the extreme working environments to ensure your business is being monitored consistently. Or if you have a large office building, we can recommend a camera that can capture the building at all angles to ensure no area is left defenceless. 

Automatic Gates  

A gate protecting your business has a number of benefits. Not only does it have a fantastic visual impact, showing guests what your business is all about. But it also gives your staff some much needed peace of mind, when they’re in or out of the office. Without a gate there’s no way of keeping intruders and unwanted guests from trespassing the office grounds outside of business hours. Use a gate to protect your business, your car park, and your staff.

At EA group, our gates provide extra security to help keep unauthorised people from entering the premise at all times. We provide gates designed to match your existing architecture, so you can find one that looks good and keeps your business safe! We strive to deliver the highest quality and safest automated gate systems throughout the UK. 

Automatic Bollards  

Automatic bollards placed at your business entrance or car park help prevent an act called “smash and grab”. If your building is unsecure and a driver targets the building, then the business is at risk of injury to staff and anyone else who may be in the building.  

Bollards prevent cars from accessing the premise while still allowing a good flow of foot traffic. This is ideal for businesses who are located on busy streets or who have a large number of people coming in and out of the office daily. EA group have been installing and maintaining automatic security bollards for over 20 years! We provide the highest quality products and after care services to ensure you are getting the best service possible. 

Access control  

Without secure access control systems, people, assets and business data aren’t safe. With no access control systems in place you have no way of stopping unauthorised people from being in places they shouldn’t.  

You should use EA group for your business access control to increase your security and for the protection of your property. At EA we understand how important access control systems are to a business and commercial properties, businesses need to be able to trust that only approved staff or vetted personal can gain entry to the building, and we can help assure businesses of that by offering a range of systems that they can choose from. For example, one of our most popular systems is our touch ID access control systems. 

Some of our clients that use our access control systems are offices, police forces, airports, hotels, local governments as well as schools and colleges.   

Speed gates and turnstiles  

Turnstiles provide superior access control by detecting and deterring unauthorised people accessing the building. Without having turnstiles in place businesses run the risk of letting in unauthorised people into the building unknowingly.

EA group supply a stylish design that balances the importance of safety aspect and the appearance. The benefit on a turnstile is that it forces people to walk and drive in a single file line allowing staff to see who is coming in and out of the building, it also allows cameras to get a good view of the faces of everyone coming in and out of the building. 

If you’ve read about a system you think could benefit your business, then feel free to get in touch. If you have any more questions or queries about our services, call the team on 01372 459536.

Speed gates are an increasingly popular choice for business premises. They operate in a similar way to turnstiles and can be integrated with many of the same security features. However, speed gates offer a noticeable upgrade in regard to their speed and modern design.

Speed gates are particularly useful for managing the people flow and security of your premises. EA Group have compiled some of the key security features that make speed gates an ideal choice for business security.

The safety and speed of their design

Our waist-height speed gates are designed to limit and control how many people are entering a site at once. The gates operate using glass doors that open and close when access is granted. These generally operate faster than turnstiles and allow staff and visitors to pass through in less than a second.

There are some different designs for speed gates that are useful in different premises. Our winged design is very aesthetically pleasing, fast and effectively blocks passage when closed. Flap doors are especially secure as they are raised beyond mid-height, making it more challenging for anyone to climb over.

Speed gates have in-built design features that make them safer to use. They are programmed to detect when people are trapped when closed, by reopening if an activity is detected. They are also fitted with an in-built UPS battery backup to keep them operating in the event of a power failure. Alternatively, the glass doors can be programmed to open completely in the event of a power loss or emergency.

Robustness, durability and customisation

Speed gates are designed to accommodate high levels of people-flow and are durable enough for heavy, long-term use in even the busiest of sites.

The main bodies of our speed gates are made of stainless steel. The barriers themselves are also made of thick glass that is built to last. Our speed lanes can be built to custom requirements, including different sizes, widths and the built-in features that you require.

Authentication features

Speed lanes can be installed to open their gates whenever someone approaches. However, we can also fit them with almost many different authentication options.

We often provide speed gates for premises that require key card, fob or ticket scanning authentication, or even bio-metric information such as fingerprints. We can also fit the speed gates with ‘hands-free’ proximity card readers that can allow people to pass without needing to present their authentication directly to the access control reader. These are particularly useful in arrangements where a company wants to limit the spreading of germs and bacteria.

Authentication entry gives speed gates versatility for a range of different sectors that require unmanned entrance security. We have supplied speed gates for stadiums, amusement parks, leisure and healthcare facilities, airports and many more sectors.

Access control and site entry management

If your building uses a centralised access control system, we can seamlessly integrate your speed gates into it. Using access control, you’ll be able to monitor your people flow and attendance.

In some circumstances, you can use your access control system to analyse the metrics you need to improve your business. Premises such as gyms and leisure centres integrate their entry systems to count how many people are in the building at different times. This way, the business knows when their peak times are at different points in the year.

Managing people flow and preventing tailgating

Speed gates can be used to ensure people enter a site at a safe speed. When it’s integrated with your access control, people will not be able to enter without authentication. This means that you will never have vast numbers of people entering a building all at once and that people can always enter safely and securely. In stadiums and venues, this is an invaluable safety measure that can support your people flow.
Both the winged and flapped glass door designs are quick to open and close. Those without authentication who seek to try and tailgate people in front, don’t stand a chance. The doors will simply close on them, but without trapping the person due to the safety of the speed gate design. With speed lanes, you can ensure that entry is only given to those who have access.

Assisting your security staff

We understand the challenges your security staff can face when guarding your premises. In areas of high-volume entrance or many different tasks to attend to, it’s vital to have the right tech. Speed gates can offer a helping hand to any security team.

Built to be self-sufficient, speed lanes can give your security team the time to monitor other areas of your building’s security. Or if your security staff oversee the main entrance where your speed gates are situated, your security will become much tighter with the added layer of assistance.

Looking to introduce speed gates to your premises?

If you’re looking to introduce speed gates into your access system, we can help you. EA Group are one of the most reputable suppliers of advanced security and access solutions in the UK. Call us on +44 1372 459536 to discuss your requirements with one of our friendly members of staff.

There are many types of revolving doors. There are so many in fact that it can make choosing the right one for your building tricky. At EA group, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality automatic revolving doors for any business.  

Our talented team at EA group have over 10 years’ experience in manufacturing and installing automatic revolving doors. This means they have the best knowledge to be able to advise you on whatever questions or queries you may have. 

A common query we get is worries about how safe revolving doors are in comparison to other doors on the market. In response to that we can say with confidence that our automatic revolving doors are manufactured to the highest possible standard. We use the best control equipment that ensures our doors are designed for maximum safety. Some of the equipment includes sensors for our automatic doors to detect if one or more people enter the same section of the revolving door at one time, and our manual revolving doors have speed control system to prevent the doors from being moved too fast. 

Businesses can also rest assured that each door is created by highly skilled staff and installed by qualified craftsmen.  

Appearance and features of the doors  

A revolving door provides business with a smooth flow of people going in and out of the building. Revolving doors look professional and serve as a welcoming structure to a building, all doors are available in a choice of different finished looks. Some of these being modern contemporary or traditional or even a twit between the two. We make our revolving doors in a range of colours including copper cladding, brass or aluminium so whatever your business colour schemes its likely we can find a colour for the door that complements the rest of the building well. All our glass revolving doors are available as a manual, power assisted or automatic functions.  

In addition, our crystal glass revolving door is designed and manufactured to fit the exact dimensions of your building. An all-glass look gives the door a sleeker appearance that also allows light to enter the building.   

Another noteworthy point is that now all our manual revolving glass doors are manufactured in Great Britain. This gives us the ability to offer quicker delivery times with competitive pricing, it also allows us to lower our carbon footprint.  

Our framed revolving doors feature a design you might be more familiar with. However, they still have the latest engineering design and are manufactured from the highest quality component parts to ensure they work reliably. One of the benefits to the framed doors in comparison to glass is that you can have a choice of frame and finished colours and optional overhead heaters. 

Power Assisted, Automatic or Manual revolving door 

When deciding between power assisted, auto or manual door you need to be thinking about what comes through your doors the most.  

For example, an airport will need to have a large revolving door with three wings to allow a good flow of people with luggage. So, with this in mind, when deciding what revolving door you want, you need to think about if you have a lot of deliveries come through and, are you likely to get a high volume of foot traffic at once. 

We offer doors powered by a variety of mechanisms, each work well for different businesses: 

Power Assisted: The door is powered by a motor that makes it much easier to walk through. This is helpful for accessibility. 

Automatic: The door automatically revolves when triggered by a motion sensor. This is the most accessible option and complies with all personal safety standards.

Manual: The standard revolving door, much more energy and cost-efficient. 

Number of wings: 

The number of wings your revolving door will have with vary with the size of door you wish to have, as well as the traffic you need to accommodate.  

Starting with two wings, this type of high-capacity revolving door does not have a centre shaft, therefore affording more space for wheelchairs or luggage trolleys. This also allows you to reflect more natural light into the building.  

Four wings are smaller, with more numerous compartments that allow more people to enter and exit at a much faster rate. They are useful for business centres and the leisure sector. 

Three wings are used for larger spaces. They are useful for allowing things such as suitcases, pushchairs and bikes to enter with ease. They are Great for the transport sector and businesses that need to prioritise accessibility. 

Maybe revolving doors aren’t for you? 

We know that revolving doors might not be right for everyone, so if you’re not feeling like they will fit with your business then why not check out our automatic sliding doors? 

Through years of development our EA1000 standard automatic sliding door design has proven itself to be a popular choice for many businesses.  

We can supply made to measure automatic sliding door system, that are low noise functioning and adjustable to any speed or colour design you may desire. 

If you think your business would benefit from one of our revolving doors or you’d like to learn more, get in touch using the contact information below. 

Phone: 01372 459536 

Or go to our website’s contact section to send us an email. 

At EA Group we’re specialists in making businesses and commercial properties more secure places. Whether you’re protecting the entrance to your site, or securing an area within it, you need technology and processes that give you peace of mind.

Our access control systems are ideal for protecting your business and meeting your unique requirements, whatever they are. We’ve worked alongside organisations from the private to public sector, matching our expertise to their needs. Our notable access control clients have included police forces, airports, hotels, sports clubs, local government, schools and colleges.

Every business is different, but we believe that there are a few guidelines any team can follow to better manage their access control systems.

The goal of access control

When implementing an access control solution, you first need to set out what you hope it will achieve. For most businesses, it’s a balance between keeping their site secure and remaining accessible for visitors, staff and customers.

Most organisations want access control to be discretionary. In other words, you can assign a set of rules to a programme that allows some users to enter, but not others. Your security services will then carry out these rules. Some sites may need more advanced permission-based systems that only allow entry based on the user’s role within your business. An example of this would be X-ray rooms in a hospital.

Once you know why you need an access control system, there are additional factors to consider.

Operational requirements

You need to understand how your access control system will affect the way people move around your site. If it isn’t properly set up, could it cause congestion or disruption during an emergency? Your system should increase the ease of movement around your site, not hinder it.

Some businesses that manage their own access control only have very simple requirements from it. Whether it’s an intercom or a keypad, sometimes that’s all you need. However, businesses have seen a lot of benefit from integrating access control alongside other services like CCTV, attendance tracking systems, or their communications. For this to happen you need an expert opinion.


Your access control should be one part of a more developed security process. It’s great to have a system that can grant and deny access to areas to your site, but it needs to be bolstered with a more robust security presence.

CCTV is the obvious way to do this. We can integrate your CCTV seamlessly alongside access control, allowing you to see how and when occupants interact with it.

For many industries, we also know that attendance tracking is crucial. Our access control services can create a log of who used each service when. This is ideal for businesses that need to clock when staff arrive and leave. We’ve also seen it used effectively by schools to track attendance, or businesses in the leisure sector to track how often clients visit their gyms.

Finally, our access control services work brilliantly alongside our range of physical entry systems. These include speed gates and automatic doors, which integrate with access control systems to physically grant access once a user has been verified.

Key management

One of the main benefits that access control systems provide is the ability to leave keys in the past. It provides your team with more options to enter your site securely, even if they leave their keys at home. Whether they buzz an intercom and can be let in by a member of staff working remotely, or even by using biometrics to gain entry, there’s a lot of options.

We know this isn’t an option for every business though. If you use an access control service that requires the use of key fobs or cards, you still need a key management process in place. We recommend keeping a record of all keys issued. Then you can ensure they’re always returned when a member of staff leaves, and create a contingency plan if your access control process is compromised.

If you use keypads for your access control, you should also make sure that codes are reset on a regular basis, when staff members leave, or after any kind of security breach.

Why EA Group

For your business or your home, we’re happy to work with you on your access control. Our team can help to ensure your solution meets the needs of your business, filling any gaps in your security infrastructure. Whether you need an intercom or a full security solution, we’re here to help you and your team.

For more information about our systems mentioned here or if you have any questions that we haven’t managed to answer here, get in touch at +44 (0) 1372 459536. Check out our other blogs for more tips about how your business can make the most of these services.

First impressions count. When visitors enter your site, you want them to feel welcome and safe. Efficient entry and exit is a big plus. If they’re impressed by the aesthetics of your site, that’s a bonus too. Why do we mention these things? Because revolving doors achieve all of them!

You might be surprised by how much variety there is to revolving doors. We want to help you understand the options, so you end up with the solution you need.

We think we’re well placed to guide you through this. Here at EA, we’re one of the UK’s market leaders in revolving doors. Over the years we’ve provided revolving doors of all types and sizes to a huge range of organisations, from residential properties to corporate HQs to airports.  

Every business has its own unique needs when it comes to revolving doors. That’s why we offer such a range. We’ll walk you through some of these here. But first, we’ll answer a burning question …

What’s the benefit of revolving doors?

1.     Aesthetics

Revolving doors just look impressive and project an image of professionalism success. Maybe it’s their association with luxury hotels and corporate HQs?

2.     People flow

Whenever you’re choosing a door for a building, one of the biggest considerations is what we call people flow. What is people flow? It’s simply how people move within and between buildings. Think traffic, but on-foot and in buildings. As with traffic flow, good people flow means free movement, but at a safe and orderly speed.

This brings us to revolving doors. They are truly superb for people flow. Not only do they allow more efficient, high-volume entry and exit. They also keep speeds and flow safe, creating a natural one-way system.  

3.     Energy efficiency

Did you know that revolving doors are great for energy efficiency and temperature preservation? That’s because they create a seal, which keeps conditioned air in and outside air out.

4.     Security

Revolving doors also offer security benefits, because they allow your CCTV to capture clear footage of everyone who enters your site. That’s thanks to their orderly management of people flow. We can optionally add sliding security doors over the front of your revolving doors at night.

So those are some of the benefits. What about different types of revolving doors? That’s what we’ll showcase next.

Automatic or manual revolving doors – what’s best?

One big consideration is whether you want automatic or manual revolving doors. Each has its advantages. Manual doors are a more affordable option, but from EA they’re still the highest quality. We can also provide speed control to reduce the risk of accidents. 

Automatic revolving doors offer that little bit more luxury. Their safe, hands-free operation also adds convenience. This is why they’re often a preference for five-star hotels and major corporates. We offer these in a range of stylings to match your building and aesthetic preferences.

Who’s using your revolving doors?

This is another big question that may determine your choice. Manual doors are a reliable, affordable option. But what if some users don’t have the strength to operate it?

Our power-assisted doors could be the answer here. They’re an excellent compromise in price and operation between manual and automatic doors. The user stars by pushing. As soon as they stop, the door “takes over” at a gentle, safe speed.

This is great for locations where accessibility is a concern, like care homes and healthcare settings. Power-assisted revolving doors are also great at sites that cater for people with a wide range of ages and physical conditions, like transport hubs and retail.

What capacity do you need for revolving doors?

Another big consideration is capacity. Basic revolving doors are great for single-person entry. But what if that’s too slow for the footfall your site sees? Or what if people are regularly carrying large and heavy items through? If they can’t fit those in, you’ve got a problem.

Our high-capacity automatic doors are designed with larger compartments to offer more space. This makes them great for sites with a very high footfall, simply because more people can enter and exit at a time. We have also installed these at airports and busy hotels, because they allow you to carry bulky luggage.

What finishes are available for revolving doors?

Aesthetics matter. Any public-facing part of your business has to look right and project the image you want people to see. Your doors are no exception, and that’s why we offer multiple different stylings. This enables us to match the aesthetics of your site.

For instance, in corporate environments and offices we often install all-glass revolving doors. These are a great match for all-glass buildings, and let in plenty of natural light. That’s in addition to a whole host of other finishes, from ultra-modern to traditional.

Choosing EA for revolving doors

We hope this has been a useful overview of your revolving door options. There’s a vast array of choices, and it’s so important to choose the right one. With our expertise, we can help you get there.

We will consult you from day one on your needs and the nature of your site, and find a solution that matches. When it comes to service, we believe it’s our job to be flexible, not yours. If for any reason your building doesn’t support revolving doors, we can even construct frames to house them.

Whatever we provide, it’s always of the highest quality, putting our customers’ needs first. To bring all these benefits to your site, get in touch today.

The world of business security is always evolving. As new technologies develop and new threats emerge, our methods of keeping workplaces safe have to keep up. 

At EA Group, we specialise in a range of security solutions, from doors and speed gates to CCTV and access control solutions. Our security experts are always on the lookout for exciting developments in the industry, and we thought it was high time to share some of the most eye-catching trends. So without further ado, here are our top 6 business security trends of 2022 so far!

1. Touch-free solutions
In 2022, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a rise in  hands-free access solutions. Using hands-free access control eliminates any contact with a door or handle, which makes it more hygienic as well as convenient.

There are a range of hands-free access control devices such as automatic door operators that use proximity sensors. The Paxton technology that we provide picks up the signal from your proximity card or key fob, without you having to present it to the reader.

These kinds of touch-free solutions are ideal in environments where hygiene is a higher priority, such as hospitals. It’s also a convenient, time-saving option for settings like disabled access, warehouses, busy offices and vehicle access.

2. Multi-factor authentication

Integrated multi-factor authentication is essentially having more than one way of unlocking your gates and doors. Adding extra layers of security can bolster your security system and with technology like hands-free access control, it can still be easy to use. These kinds of applications work well in larger buildings, where compliance and security are crucial.

EA Group offer a range of products that can give your space added layers of security and management for your people-flow. Our partner’s NEDAP access control systems can handle a full range of multi-factor controls to keep your building safe and secure.

3. Subscription-based services

With flexible and remote working business models, offices are often less occupied with workers. There was a significant rise in subscription-based access control systems for businesses whose offices were closed over the pandemic too. This way, they didn’t have to pay the usual amount of fees for security and monitoring whilst their buildings had closed up shop over lockdowns. With a subscription service you can also only pay for the services you want. You can also test how a system works before seeking to advance it further.

4. Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly advanced. Though the technology is still young it’s rapidly growing. AI-powered CCTV cameras are already capable of discerning people from objects, facial recognition, analysing potentially dangerous objects and more.

As access systems move closer towards integrated control systems, more and more functions are able to be programmed and pre-set. Because typical security entrances don’t have AI built into their technology, integrated intelligence systems are built up from collaborative, third-party solutions.

Where we don’t yet currently have in-built HAL from ‘Space Odyssey’, we do have access control systems such as automated event responses for security, a range of automatic access systems, and control systems that could be easily integrated with facial and vehicle recognition technology.

5. Upgrading from legacy systems

This seems like an obvious one. However, with BT’s plan to turn off analogue telecommunication lines, security systems are changing. By 2025, all alarm, security and access systems will need to be using broadband in order to work. This means that businesses can no longer rely on a camera system from the 80s or an alarm in a stock house that uses the legacy lines.

Many companies have already made the switch to broadband as the benefits are substantial for workflow, building security and functionality. However, many companies that have already made the switch often still have some old hardware that might use the legacy lines. Large camera systems are sometimes expensive to replace and as a result, might not get replaced as often.

If your security system is still using analogue phone lines, we would strongly advise updating to an internet-based system. We don’t want you to get caught out when the switch-off arrives in your area! 2025 is only around the corner.

6. Cloud-based access control

With the move towards internet protocol technology in most UK premises, there has been a surge towards cloud-based access control systems. These can be managed entirely remotely and give admins the ability to allow or deny access wherever they are. Being able to grant access from a smartphone or intercom gives staff flexibility on whether or not they are in the building at the time.

Cloud-based access control solutions don’t compromise on security either. The same hardware can remain in place, simply with different access controls. Many of these can be seamlessly integrated into your existing security systems.

EA Group have been supplying solutions for company entrance for just under 40 years. We have supplied within sectors such as healthcare, education, transportation, residential, construction and many more. If you are looking for bespoke access, we will have a package that suits your needs. No matter how big or small, we have an access solution for you. Head to our contact page or call us on +44 (0) 1372 459536 and we can discuss the best solution for you.