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5 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Automatic Doors



Automatic doors are popular in various settings, including industrial organisations, retail settings, and healthcare facilities, as they provide a convenient, hygienic, and energy-efficient option for entranceways.

Automatic doors are designed to last for many years, however like any equipment, they can wear out over time, and their performance can start to deteriorate.

When Do Automatic Doors Need Replacing?

It can be difficult to know when automatic doors need replacing, so here are 5 signs that indicate it’s time to upgrade your automatic doors:

1. Sensors

Automatic doors have sensors that detect when a person is approaching, enabling them to open and close automatically. Over time a safety and / or activation sensors performance can deteriorate. This can lead to doors that don’t open or close properly or doors that open and close too quickly or too slowly.

If you notice that the sensors on your automatic doors are not functioning correctly, it may be time to upgrade your sensor, or evendoors.

2. Poor Performance

Automatic doors should be reliable and consistent in their performance. If you notice that your automatic doors are frequently breaking down, failing to open or close, or are generally unreliable, it may be time to consider upgrading them.

Newer automatic doors are typically more efficient, reliable, and have a longer lifespan.

3. Inefficient Energy Usage

Automatic door systems should be energy-efficient, and if they are not, it can result in higher energy bills. If you notice that your automatic doors are not operating as efficiently as they should, it may be time to upgrade them.

Newer automatic doors have better energy efficiency features, which can help to reduce your energy bills.

4. Damage or Excessive Wear & Tear

Automatic doors can become damaged or suffer from wear and tear over time. This damage can include broken or cracked glass, dents or scratches on the door, or worn-out door components. If the damage is extensive, it may be time to replace the doors entirely.

5. Outdated Technology

Technology has advanced significantly in recent years, and newer automatic doors feature the latest technology. If your automatic doors are outdated and lack the latest features and capabilities, it may be time to consider upgrading.

Newer doors can provide better security, safety, and convenience features.

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As you can see, automatic doors offer a range of benefits, but they may eventually need an upgrade.

Signs that indicate it’s time to upgrade your automatic doors include malfunctioning sensors, poor performance, inefficient energy usage, damage or wear and tear, and outdated technology.

Upgrading your automatic doors can improve their reliability, safety, and efficiency, ultimately saving you time and money.

At Gilgen Door Systems, we offer several different variations of automatic doors, including:

If you’d like to speak to us about installing new automatic doors in your business premises, or are unsure whether your doors need replacing or not, please email us at, or call us on 0800 316 6994. A member of our team will be happy to help!

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