What Are The Benefits Of Installing Automatic Doors?

Automatic doors not only offer convenience but also additional benefits such as:

  •     Accessibility (The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005)
  •     Improved security
  •     Hygiene control
  •     Space saving
  •     Energy saving
  •     Easy to use and maintain
  •     Improved image

They are used in many places with traffic such as hospitals, airports, shopping centres, office buildings, hotels and generally commercial and public buildings. They provide excellent customer service for those using them. Automatic doors can either be swing, sliding or revolving.


Automatic doors offer convenience to everyone using them, including those with baggage in both hands, those with pushchairs or wheelchairs or most simply in this modern age, those with a mobile phone in one hand and a coffee in the other. An automatic door allows visitors to pass through the door with ease without worrying about a heavy door to open, meaning your customers will feel welcomed from the moment they step foot in your premise. It is important to provide access for everyone regardless of physical capabilities.

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, is a statute enacted in 2005 by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada. Its purpose is to improve accessibility standards for Ontarians with physical and mental disabilities to ALL public establishments by the year 2025.

Improved security

Automatic doors can assist in the management of security. Security will have the ability to control the doors remotely, meaning they can grant access to selective traffic or deactivate the door altogether to prevent people from entering. Alternatively, the doors can be set to hold open which is ideal for an emergency situation when the building needs to be evacuated in a timely manner.

Hygiene Control

Being hands-free, automatic doors offer a great solution to facilities where sanitation is essential such as hospitals and food factories. An automatic door with an air-tight function can also prevent the entry of dirt and dust by increasing air pressure in the room. This is a great solution for operating rooms and other controlled environments such as labs.

Space Saving

Automatic doors are ideal for buildings where space may be tight in the lobby, using a sliding door or telescopic door, you remove the floor space that would be required for a swing door.

Energy saving

The doors will only open when necessary and will close behind the user, thus ensuring the doors are primarily closed. This is essential to maintain the temperature of the building and for energy savings.

The opening and closing speed of the door also makes a difference. The automatic door must be opened whenever necessary to allow access to the services, the less time it is open, the less energy is lost. Buildings with doors that get left open spend more on heating or air conditioning. In contrast, low power systems such as revolving doors regulate the passage in and out of people and serve as a natural barrier to maintain the desired temperature. The outside air will never directly come into contact with the inside.

Easy to use and maintain

All our automatic doors are manufactured according to high standards of quality and safety and are easy to maintain and use. Once installed, their daily management requires little involvement and problems rarely arise.

Improved image

First impressions are important, and the first thing visitors will see are your entrance doors. When there are manual doors, the first impression is negative due to poor accessibility. With an automatic door, when users approach the building, they have a better perception due to their elegance, convenience, security and ease of use providing a better brand appearance.

To get a quote for new automatic doors or to fix any issues you may have with your existing doors, get in touch today on info@cityautomatics.com, visit www.cityautomatics.com or call (905) 525-7470.