The Benefits of Automatic Doors

The Benefits of Automatic Doors

Believe it or not, automatic doors date back to the first century when Greek mathematician, Heron of Alexandria invented the first known automatic door.

Granted, this was powered by fire, pressure build up and water so we’ve come a long way since then. But with a significant increase in popularity of automatic doors since the 1950’s, are they worth having?


Automatic doors provide freedom of movement and great convenience to users, which is why you will find them in most shopping centres, supermarkets, airports, hospitals, hotels and plenty of other commercial businesses. But automatic doors provide much more than just convenience, they come with a whole host of other benefits which make them an asset to any business. 

A massive benefit of automatic doors is the increased hygiene they provide. The hands-free operation means minimal to no contact is required which massively increases sanitation, in comparison with a manual door which relies on a user to operate it. Air-tight function also reduces and can ultimately prevent entry of grime and dirt. These selling points means automatic doors are perfect for health institutions such as doctors’ surgeries and hospitals but will lend themselves to any establishment with high footfall.

In an age where global warming is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, we’re all thinking about how we can reduce our carbon footprint and installing automatic doors are a way of doing just that. Automated doors dramatically contribute to reducing energy through considerably reducing annual heating and cooling costs. With automated operation, automatic doors of course only open when triggered, meaning unnecessary energy doesn’t escape through doors being left open, which in turn leads to a reduced amount being used, therefore reducing costs and also carbon footprint.


Other benefits include;


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Customers prefer automation
Easy to maintain
Minimal-noise operation
Accessibility (removing barriers of age & physical capacity)
Effectively utilize space in comparison with manual doors


So the answer is yes, automatic doors are definitely a worthwhile investment and here at Lincoln Security Ltd, we are recognized members of ADSA (Automatic Door Suppliers Association). This means we are trusted installers of automated doors in Lincolnshire and across the country. So… if you or your business could benefit from automatic doors, please contact us to arrange a free survey. We look forward to hearing from you.