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Accessibility and Wellbeing for Door Openings: Access Solutions for Every Application

Carefully considered products for door openings ensure buildings are open to all, and available for use by everyone — without restriction or the need for assistance. Further to this, we all have responsibilities to maintain hygiene in public areas.

dormakaba focus on specific property and user needs when helping designers to select the right opening/closing technology to ensure ease of accessibility and secure visitor areas within buildings in an attractive manner — compliant with NZ Building Standards and best practice guidelines.

dormakaba offer a variety of solutions by providing a combination of products to create dovetailed solution concepts that are tailored to the individual building requirements. With modern hardware and software solutions, building managers can organise and secure operations in their buildings simply, reliably and on-demand. This includes control of people flow and granting various access rights for different groups of people while enabling unhindered access for people with mobility limitations.

Automatic door systems make facilities such as offices, hospitals, shopping centres or even residential housing easily accessible for any visitor. dormakaba automatic doors and touchless switches play their part in providing easier access for accessibility and reducing the spread of germs — and are all stylishly designed. dormakaba ED100 and ED250 for hinged doors and ES and EL ranges for sliding doors are practically noiseless automatic door operators. Fitted with Touchless Magic Switches these solutions create a complete touch-free door opening solution.

The dormakaba Touchless Magic Switch serves as a non-contact switch and uses the most reliable technology on the market for motion detection: the Doppler effect, which offers the best possible detection. Door opening is triggered by a simple hand movement in front of the sensor; this attribute paired with an automatic operator allows for a contactless hygienic opening.

For manual doors, dormakaba cam action doors closers with specially designed accessibility technology — dormakaba's heart-shaped EASY OPEN cam action door closers — guarantee rapidly decreasing opening resistance to allow accessible, effortless opening of doors. This complies with DIN SPEC 1104 recommendations for manual closing devices to reduce opening resistance by 40% in the 2° to 60° range.

Whatever a project consists of, dormakaba support designers in every given situation with their innovative solutions and comprehensive services. This lets designers focus on what is important: ensuring the accessibility and well-being of building occupants and visitors.

A combination of these solutions can be found throughout New Zealand. Recent key projects include:

  • Oncology Dept Christchurch Hospital
  • Middlemore Hospital Clinical Services
  • Acute Services Christchurch Hospital
  • Grey Base Hospital Theatres
  • Russley Village Christchurch
  • University of Auckland
  • Waitakere Hospital Auckland

View Video: dormakaba Access Solutions for Hygienic Areas

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