Selecting security entrances for a building or campus is a big decision. Security doors and turnstiles are an investment, and a lot is at stake for the security manager who selects and executes security solutions at multiple entrances throughout a campus. The consequences of making a wrong entry decision could range from punishment and distrust among staff members, all the way to loss of employment.
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Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, business executives are thinking about future changes to their buildings for increased employee safety. Aside from social distancing, staggered operating shifts and temperature readers, facility managers are being told to make every door at the building envelope and within “touchless.” Not only do these entrances need to be hands-free, but they must also operate safely.
Organizations across every vertical select optical turnstiles for effective lobby security. These solutions are ideal for fast employee access and processing authorized visitors. The demand for optical turnstiles continues to climb steadily year over year. Why?
So, what do you know about revolving doors?
A revolving door can be a complex solution to implement. A big reason for this is that there are often several parties related to a revolving door sale (contractors, specifiers, architects, etc.). This means the final building owners and facility managers may not have a full understanding of the benefits and value they can deliver.
Alarms are sounding, lights are flashing, and there is a sense of panic in the air.
In the confusion of a sudden evacuation, most people want to run and get out of the building as quickly as possible; however, doing so increases the risk of injury and other unnecessary losses. It can also hamper your ability to obtain a quick and accurate headcount to confirm everyone is out and safe.
Having an egress plan will establish a clear set of guidelines about what employees need to do and where they need to go. The clear progression of steps can calm nerves and eliminate confusion, while keeping employees focused on getting to safety.
Revolving doors are an excellent solution for commercial buildings due to their appealing aesthetic appearance at the entry, in addition to their ability to minimize the influx of unconditioned outdoor air and unwanted noise and debris.
The most important decision to make is which type of revolving door you will install. The best door type and features for your application would be the subject of a different blog - here. I’ll assume you’ve made the right decision and in this blog post I’ll focus on ensuring a smooth installation.