A locksmith can gain a market advantage by becoming certified by the American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM), a national association which has established a training and certification program to ensure that individuals have the knowledge to install and adjust door operators properly; and provide end-users and others an on-line directory resource of professional door operator installers they can call. Training involves a classroom experience. Classes are offered throughout the country. Check out the AAADM website, www.aaadm.com, for details.
BEA SENSORS offer a wide range of door control sensors, modules push plates and safety packages. Working with a new door or gate operator? BEA probably has what you require and a wiring diagram for it as well. I took my American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM) training at the BEA facility in Pittsburgh.
To streamline ordering and inventory, BEA’s vestibule packages include all the components required for the typical application. Additional components may be added for custom projects. Several models are available for RF and hard-wired applications.
BEA’s newest product is a new Low Profile 36” Push Plate for automatic doors which maximizes mobility and independence for people with disabilities. The entire surface is activation-ready with four separate and redundant switches which allow activation from virtually any angle.
It is designed with a 36-inch by 6-inch activation zone and low profile depth of 1 inch and exceeds the California Building Code, Section 1117B.6. It can be mounted on any flat surface in a few easy steps.
The low profile push place easily adapts to either a wireless or hardwired installation. An optional built-in wireless transmitter comes pre-installed in the top end cap.
This is the first UL Listed push plate for pedestrian door activation under UL325 for the United States and Canada.
Contact Configuration: SPST N.O.
Switching Voltage: .1 to 50V DC
Switching Capacity: 1 Watt
Switching Current: .005 to 100 ma DC
Contact Bounce: \
Trip Force: 1.5 lbs
Two Conductor Cabling: 24 awg, 7 32 stranding UL 1007
Operation Temperature: -35ºC to +100ºC
Contact Life: 2 million cycles
Transmitter Frequency: 300, 390 or 433 MHz
Dome Material: Stainless Steel
Switch Material: FR4 Gold Plated Traces
Membrane Switch Material: 3M 7993MP
Base Material: Aluminum
Face Plate: Stainless Steel
Switch Actuator Material: Nylon 6/6
End Cap Material: UL94 ABS
BEA is also dedicated to the safety of the end-user and providing support to the installer.
If a satisfactory troubleshooting solution cannot be achieved, service techs can call BEA, Inc. for further assistance from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern at 1-800-523-2462.
For after-hours assistance, call East Coast 1-866-249-7937, Central 1-800-407-4545, West/Mexico 1-888-419-2564 or AK, MI, WI, TX, Canada,: 1-866-836-1863.
BEA says: “DO NOT leave any problem unresolved. If you must wait for the following workday to call BEA, leave the door inoperable until satisfactory repairs can be made. NEVER sacrifice the safe operation of the automatic door or gate for an incomplete solution.”
For more information, visit www.beasensors.com.
LARCO Door Controls
Larco’s extensive product line includes door activation mats and push plate switches for the automatic door industry, heavy duty safety presence sensing mats used for industrial machine safeguarding and consumer privacy protection products in the security markets.
When we needed a couple of bollards and guide rails for a project, we got them from LARCO. They were fabricated to our exact requirements. I installed the handicapped button and proximity card reader on the bollards and they worked and fit perfectly.
Larco guide rails provide added protection and stability to automatic door installation by combining durability and aesthetically pleasing features. Required for ANSI compliance in all swinging doors and folding doors, guide rails prevent accidents and direct traffic flow through the door. They also provide a point of stability for pedestrians entering and exiting and are added support when handicap access is needed.
Standard Larco guide rails and glass guards are constructed of 1-1/2” x 1/2” anodized aluminum extrusion. Optional heavy duty rails using 1-3/4” x 1/2” extrusion are available in most guide rail styles. Please specify “heavy duty” when ordering.
Make sure the site is prepped and the gate itself is operating well, then carefully select the right equipment. In this case the DoorKing 9100 and BEA remote filled the bill.