Automatic Doors Systems in Edinburgh

RACAM offers a wide range of manual, semi-, and fully automatic door systems in Edinburgh.

We supply, install, maintain, and repair all types of automatic doors across Edinburgh and Lothian, from automatic sliding doors, swing doors, revolving doors, folding doors, telescopic doors, express doors, roller shutter doors, industrial doors, and many more.

We serve customers in both public and private sectors. All our doors are professionally installed by our expert technicians, ensuring full compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations.

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    What Is an Automatic Door System?

    An automatic door system is a set of mechanical and electronic components designed to operate a door automatically. Automatic door system typically includes several key elements that work together to ensure smooth, safe, and efficient door operation. The main components of an automatic door system include:

    Door Operator: A motorised mechanism tailored for various door types (sliding, swinging, revolving, etc.), typically concealed above the door or within the frame.
    Sensors or Motion Detectors: Essential for both safety and convenience, these devices detect the presence or approach of a person or object and signal the door to operate. Types include infrared, microwave motion sensors, and pressure mats.
    Control Mechanism: An electronic system that manages door operation by processing signals from sensors and commanding the door operator. It can be programmed to adjust the door's speed, timing, and other parameters.
    Safety Mechanisms: Equipped with features like auto-reverse (which reopens the door if it encounters an obstacle) and emergency stop buttons to prevent accidents.
    Power Supply: Automatic doors are powered by the building's main electrical supply, often supplemented with battery backups to ensure functionality during power outages.
    Access Control Systems: Some automatic doors are integrated with access control systems, such as keypads, card readers, or biometric scanners. These systems regulate who can open your doors, adding an extra layer of security to your premises.
    Automatic door systems are widely used across Edinburgh and Lothian, such as the Gyle Shopping Centre in the South Gyle area, hotels like the Hilton, and various office buildings across the area. This is because of their convenience, energy efficiency (as they help minimise heat loss), and accessibility for people with disabilities. The design and complexity of automatic door systems can vary greatly depending on the specific requirements of the installation site. If you would like a FREE, no-obligation quote specifically tailored to your requirements, get in touch to find out our product range and what RACAM can do for you.

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    Automatic Doors for Edinburgh Businesses

    We provide a diverse selection of automatic doors to Edinburgh businesses. All of our automatic door solutions are designed for different, specific functions to enhance convenience, efficiency, and security across various environments for our clients.

    Automatic Sliding Doors

    Ideal for commercial spaces like supermarkets or airports, these doors slide open horizontally, usually parallel to a wall, activated by sensors that detect approaching individuals.

    Swing Doors

    Automatic swing doors operate similarly to traditional doors but swing open automatically via sensors or motion detectors, eliminating the need for physical contact.

    Revolving Doors

    With multiple rotating wings, revolving doors simultaneously allow entry and exit, efficiently controlling airflow and reducing energy costs. They can be automated for convenience.

    Folding Doors

    Best for areas with limited space, these concertina-style doors are space-efficient and found in both residential and commercial properties.

    Industrial Doors

    This category includes various heavy-duty doors, such as roller shutters and sectional overhead doors, designed for intense usage and harsh conditions.

    Sectional Overhead Doors

    Used in commercial and industrial buildings, these consist of hinged panels that store parallel to the ceiling when open, saving space.

    High-Speed Roll-Up Doors

    Designed for rapid opening and closing, these facilitate quick access in places like warehouses, which is crucial for operational efficiency.

    Air Curtains

    These are used alongside automatic doors to create an invisible barrier over doorways to maintain interior climates and block external pollutants.

    Telescopic Doors

    Suitable for tight spaces requiring wide access, these doors have multiple sliding sections, maximising the opening area.

    Express Doors

    Various fast-operating doors that minimise entry and exit times. They suit environments where temperature control and swift movement are vital.

    Roller Shutter Doors

    Composed of interconnected horizontal slats, these provide security for garages, warehouses, and storefronts, rolling up or down to open or close.

    Hermetically Sealed Doors

    These airtight doors are used primarily in hospitals and labs to prevent air, dust, and microbes from passing through, ensuring sterile environments.

    Security Access Doors

    Equipped with advanced security like biometric scanners or keypads, these doors control access to restricted areas.

    Balanced Doors

    These are engineered to open with reduced effort and can be useful in locations affected by wind or air pressure challenges.

    Sensor-Operated Doors

    Typically featuring advanced sensors, these doors are suited for sterile areas like clean rooms, where hygiene is critical.

    Not sure which type of automatic door to go for? Contact us today for FREE, no-obligation advice on the automatic door and the system that best suits your business’s unique needs.

    Benefits of Automatic Doors

    Automatic doors offer several benefits and leave a lasting impression on visitors, making them a popular choice in various settings, from commercial establishments to public buildings and healthcare facilities. Here are some key advantages:

    Enhanced convenience with automatic doors in Edinburgh

    Automatic doors provide a hands-free entrance, ideal for places like shop fronts, shopping centres, airports, and hotels in Edinburgh, where people often carry items. These doors simplify entry and exit, improving accessibility and movement. They are particularly beneficial for parents with prams, travellers with luggage, or anyone with bulky items, ensuring a smoother and more efficient experience.

    Automatic door systems improve accessibility

    Automatic door systems are essential for people with disabilities, older people, or anyone who might struggle with manual doors. In compliance with the Equality Act 2010 (replaced and expanded upon the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995), which mandates reasonable adjustments to facilitate access for disabled individuals, including wheelchair users, automatic doors play a crucial role. They are a key feature in making buildings more accessible, ensuring that individuals with mobility impairments can enter and exit with ease, thus promoting inclusivity and equal access to services and facilities.

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    Automatic doors increase energy efficiency

    Automatic doors help manage your building’s internal temperature by opening only when activated and closing quickly. This functionality reduces the energy used for heating or air conditioning in your business premises, leading to considerable cost savings. By minimising the time doors remain open, you can prevent excessive heat loss in winter and cool air escape in summer. This then enhances the sustainability and energy efficiency of your building and reduces your energy consumption.

    Automatic door systems promote hygiene

    In environments where cleanliness is crucial, like hospitals, clinics, and food processing facilities, automatic doors are vital for maintaining high hygiene standards. These doors eliminate the need to touch handles, which are breeding grounds for germs and bacteria. This significantly reduces the risk of cross-contamination and the spread of infectious diseases. This feature is especially important for public health and sanitation.

    Automatic doors ensure safety 

    Our automatic doors are equipped with advanced sensors that detect obstacles to prevent accidents. If a person, pet, or object obstructs a closing door, the sensors activate a mechanism that halts or reverses the door’s motion. This critical safety feature protects vulnerable groups like children and older adults in public spaces, ensuring your doors operate safely and reliably for everyone.

    Automatic door systems facilitate traffic flow

    In busy settings like commercial complexes, public transport hubs, and corporate buildings, automatic doors enable a smoother flow of people. They accommodate high foot traffic efficiently, reducing bottlenecks and congestion at entrances and exits. This seamless movement is essential for maintaining an orderly and efficient environment, especially during peak hours.

    Automatic doors enhance security

    When integrated with access control systems, such as card readers, keypads, or biometric scanners, automatic doors significantly enhance building security. Automatic door systems allow for the restriction of entry to authorised personnel only, thereby preventing unauthorised access and ensuring the safety of the premises. This feature is particularly important in sensitive areas like corporate offices, research labs, and restricted government buildings.

    Automatic door systems are aesthetic and help save space

    Modern automatic doors are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. They come in various designs that can enhance the architectural appeal of a building. Additionally, certain types, like sliding or telescopic doors, are particularly beneficial in spaces where room is limited, as they require less clearance than traditional swing doors, thus contributing to more efficient use of space.

    Automatic doors control airflow

    By regulating the opening and closing of doors, these systems help maintain indoor air quality. They reduce the infiltration of external pollutants, dust, and noise, contributing to a more controlled and pleasant indoor environment. This aspect is especially valuable in urban areas with high levels of pollution or noise.

    Automatic door systems provide durability and require low maintenance

    Designed for frequent use, automatic doors are robust and built to last. They are engineered to withstand the rigours of daily operation with minimal wear and tear. The requirement for maintenance is relatively low compared to traditional doors, making them a cost-effective and reliable choice for both commercial and public buildings.

    Choose RACAM for your Automatic Door Systems in Edinburgh

    Aim for excellence with RACAM. Our dedication to cutting-edge technology, reliability, and outstanding service distinguishes us as a standout automatic door installer in Edinburgh and Lothian. Our systems are ideal for commercial properties looking to upgrade to automatic door systems or modernise existing ones.

    RACAM’s automatic doors offer unmatched convenience, energy efficiency, and accessibility, tailored to meet the specific needs of your location. Our systems ensure minimal heat loss and enhanced access for individuals with disabilities. Trust RACAM for secure and efficient automatic door solutions.

    If you would like a FREE, no-obligation quote specifically tailored to your requirements, get in touch to find out what RACAM can do for you.

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