Controlled Access Sliding Doors
Office and facility designs can benefit from the use of controlled access sliding doors. Not only are they space-saving compared to swinging doors but also add a level of security. Adhering to specifications of the design, they can also add an element of style to the environment. Many offices and facilities are incorporating sliding doors with controlled access into their environments. Here are a few useful applications of sliding doors with controlled access in an architectural design.
Controlled access sliding doors are great for office front designs. The use of glass allows in natural daylight and creates a more open space and the strategic use of translucent or frosted glass can strike a balance between visual privacy and openness. It also adds to the energy efficiency of the space by reducing the need for electric lighting through the use daylighting to light interior office spaces. This style of door often adds a sleekness to the office design. Just because access must be controlled does not mean you have to fully enclose spaces or compromise on contemporary design. Modern officefront solutions can strategically allow for visual identification, provide acoustical privacy and incorporate a range of access control solutions based on occupant needs.
Healthcare and Medical Facilities
Healthcare facilities that need to balance safety with security will find benefits to incorporating sliding doors with controlled access features. Areas with restricted access, such as treatment rooms, operating rooms, medical supplies and medication storage rooms and pharmacies can be monitored and designed to keep unauthorized individuals out. Patients that need to be separated from the general population can be secured with controlled access doors. Sensors, card readers, privacy locks and self-closing devices can all be employed as a means of controlling access as appropriate for a myriad of different spaces in a clinic, behavior health setting or free standing ER or urgent care environment where a range of needs are being balanced.
Research environments are very sensitive. Sensitive materials and information can be guarded by controlled access sliding doors can be used to limit entrance into the area to authorized individuals. Within the research laboratory, designers can use these doors to close off different interior areas. A main lab may have an area for storing experiment samples or equipment that is restricted to certain personnel. These types of doors can also be used to monitor and record when sensitive areas are accessed.
Access controlled sliding doors can be incorporated into financial institution designs to increase security. Many banks have separate lobbies for ATMs. Controlling access to the ATM lobby with a bank card increases safety for customers, especially in after hour situations. The use of glass materials add visibility, enhancing security.
ADA Compliance and Access
Accommodations for people with disabilities is important in public spaces. Compliance with federal laws and regulations can easily be achieved with controlled access sliding doors. Appropriately placed security systems, such as keypads and intercoms, allow secure ingress and egress. Automatic door operation allows the physically disabled to ingress and egress without needing physical assistance. This eliminates the need to maneuver through heavy or awkwardly placed doors.
Controlled access sliding doors have several functional and aesthetic elements that can easily adapt to various environment designs. These types of doors accent the overall aesthetic of the space as well as provide a level of security needed. AD Systems accommodates your need for access controlled sliding doors in your designs. Contact a representative to find the best product for your project’s specifications and to receive a quote.