How difficult can it be to choose the perfect entrance door to your building? As it turns out, it can be quite tricky – people often make the wrong choices, especially when they don’t seek proper advice from an expert. If the automated door is not suitable for your building, it can negatively impact the smooth flow of people, goods and vehicles.

So what are the 5 most common mistakes people make when choosing a door?

1. Trying to tailor old advice to a new specification

When you have a new specification, seek new advice or risk choosing inappropriate and suboptimal solutions.

2. Ignoring important considerations that impact the door choice

You will need to factor in the building type, how the entrance will be used, expected flow of traffic, environmental considerations, and fire and safety requirements when selecting your door. Failure to do so can lead to doors that don’t meet your building’s needs.

3. Not considering the door’s operation at different times of the day

Find out if the door needs to have access control all 24 hours, only at night, or only during the day.

4. Ignoring building regulations

You will have to ensure your automated doors meet the required EN standards and local building regulations.

5. Cost factor – upfront and lifetime

You cannot make a door decision based solely on cost. Don’t be fooled by a low upfront cost – you might end up with a low quality door with high lifetime costs.

If you want to be really confident that the door you choose is the perfect solution for your building, be sure to seek expert advice from ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems Australia.