Door & Gate Operators Opening New Doors To Profit

Swinging door systems involve minimal code issues and are relatively simple to install.


Door and gate operators are an integral access control component that might increase your profits. The demand for new door gate operators and the servicing of existing systems is a growing market. Although a segment of the door operator market involves heavy duty, high power and hydraulics; a...


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Door/Gate operator controllers have terminal points designated for the connection of such devices, and the controllers are designed so that their operation and timing sequences are coordinated around the signals they get from the sensors connected to them. Approach sensors and safety sensors are the eyes of the door operator. Unless the door or gate being controlled actually encounters an obstruction, without signals form the sensors, the door/gate operator is ‘blind’

Area Presence Sensors detect persons or objects approaching (but not yet in the path of the door or gate), and signal the operator circuitry the same way the presences detectors do. Area Presence sensors give the door operator extra time to react, and provide redundant safety for end-users.

For example, if the beam type sensors fail to detect the person; or if the person is still approaching the opening, or if the beams themselves are inoperative, the area presence detector might avert a catastrophe.

Safety control mats (pressure mats) provide not only the traction and cleaning benefits of a traditional floor mat, but also send a signal to the door operator.

For a swinging door, if the mat is on the swing side of the door, that is beneath the swing of the door, the mat can signal the door operator the presences of a person is in its path, and inhibit it from opening. If the mat is on the push side of the door, it can serve as an approach sensor if the door is in the closed position, and also as a presence sensor if the person steps on it while the door is opened.

Knowing Act Door Activation is used in situations where the individual wishing to transgress the door must deliberately press a button, or present an access credential to a reader in order for the for door to open.

Entrapment Protection Devices connect to doors or door vestibule systems to prevent an individual or vehicle from being trapped or confined by a door system.

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