Why You Need Specialty Access For Your Pedestrian Doors

Today, many commercial buildings use specialized entryway systems, such as those that employ biometric systems, hand-wave technology, and Bluetooth readers, to grant employees and visitors safe and secure hands-free access to their facilities. This technology is particularly useful in hospitals, office towers, research facilities, academic institutions, airports, and more.

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Types of Touchless Speciality Entry Systems

Here’s an overview of three entryway system solutions you may want to consider for your pedestrian door:

  1. Bluetooth entry systems use virtual credentials that are installed on a user’s smartphone via an app. When the user approaches the door, the app on their smartphone automatically communicates with a reader to authenticate access and open the door. This type of system is especially useful in professional environments such as office buildings where employees are constantly coming and going.

  2. Motion-activated entry systems use motion sensors to automatically authorize access when a user moves in front of a wall- or floor-mounted switch. Since this type of system doesn’t require authentication, it’s most suitable for high-traffic public facilities, such as hotels and hospitals, that require fast, convenient, and simplified access. You can also pair these systems with locking devices such as electric strikes and maglocks for additional protection.

  3. Biometrics entry systems employ sophisticated identification scanners and door locks to recognize faces, voices, fingerprints, irises, and more. These systems store body measurements, physical attributes, and identifying features to grant specified users authorized access. Since they’re extremely technologically advanced, these systems can be costly to install and maintain. Therefore, they’re most suitable for high-security buildings, such as research labs and government facilities.

If you aren’t sure which type of system is right for your facility, the team at Creative Door Services™ can help.

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The Major Benefits of Touchless Entry Systems

If you have a manual entry system installed on your pedestrian door, here are four good reasons to upgrade to a touchless entry system for your business.

  1. Reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Doors and door handles are among the most germ-infested surfaces in office buildings, hospitals, and other public spaces. Therefore, since touchless entry systems don’t require physical contact with a surface, they can help curb the spread of viruses and other bacteria to create a healthier environment.

  2. Improve accessibility. Pedestrian doors can be difficult for users with reduced dexterity and mobility to open. Therefore, installing a touchless entry system can help make your business accessible to individuals of all abilities. In addition, their hands-free operation makes it easy for people carrying items to enter and exit your building unassisted.

  3. Streamline workflow. Touchless entry systems provide quick and seamless access by preventing users from having to fumble with keys, key cards, or other forms of credentials. When paired with a high-speed door operator, they can help improve workflow and reduce congestion by reducing wait times.

  4. Increase security. Touchless entry systems intelligently respond to pedestrian traffic, and consequently prevent doors from being left open and your facility from becoming vulnerable to theft and break-ins when not in use. Many systems also come equipped with advanced security features to prevent unauthorized access.

Additionally, the majority of touchless entry systems work with existing electronic door locks and motion sensors. This means you can easily upgrade to a touchless access system by reusing most of the infrastructure you already have in place.

Our Safety Standards

Creative Door Services™ provides advanced commercial and industrial door solutions to Western Canadian business owners. We leverage our extensive experience to select only the safest, most reliable products for our customers.

Plus, our team of certified technicians provide professional repair and installation services for automated entry systems. Whether you need a single automatic operator, several hands-free door switches, or a complete facility upgrade, we can help.

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Planned Maintenance

At Creative Door Services™ we also offer a planned maintenance program to ensure your speciality access system complies with the standards set out by the Builders Home Manufacturers Association (BHMA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Our technicians can help extend the life and maximize the performance of your pedestrian door by regularly visiting your facility to inspect, repair, and maintain your entry system.

Reliable Entry Solutions from Creative Door Services™

If you need an automated entry system for your commercial pedestrian door, Creative Door Services™ has you covered. We carry an extensive lineup of touchless access control systems, as well as various parts and accessories to customize your entryway. Our team of technicians also provide safe and reliable installation, repair, and maintenance services on a wide variety of door systems.

To learn more about our products and services, or to get a free quote, contact us today. We have eight locations from which we’re happy to serve you. 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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