We are a member of the Automatic Door Installation Association

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015

AIT are proud to have joined ADIA.  Don’t worry we won’t be singing tunes from Verdi when we are on your site! 

The Automatic Door Installation Association (ADIA) is the trade association for large national, regional and small businesses involved in the installation, servicing and maintenance of all types of automatic doors from modern glass and metal sliding pedestrian doors to industrial roller shutters.  Many of the members, like AIT, are involved in industries related to these products.

When an access control system is installed, to prevent unwanted people getting into a building or onto premises, we are often asked to connect our systems to some form of automatic door, gate or turnstile. Ensuring that the two systems work seamlessly for the end user is vital to their overall experience.

Because of the different ways our access control system can be configured, we are able to stop anyone except those with the correct rights entering through an automatic door at specified times, overnight for instance, but to switch back to the door opening whenever someone approaches at other times. 

This has proven to be an excellent way of keeping one of our clients’ college premises secure after the end of evening courses until the start of the next learning day.  For staff and students arriving in normal hours, the door opens simply as they proceed towards it which is an invaluable aid to wheelchair users or others with physical difficulties such as blindness. The Disability Discrimination Act specifically advises the use of automatic doors where possible and our ability to combine this ease of access at the right times with security at other times makes for an obvious benefit all round.

The ADIA provide training and qualifications for their members and importantly a number of networking events where all members, whether door installers themselves or those in related industries can come together and discuss current issues affecting the industry as a whole.

If you have automatic doors on your site and would like to know what can be done to bring them into the access control system please feel free to call us on 0113 273 0300 or email solutions@ait.co.uk and ask for our access control solutions consultants.

For more details on the ADIA please call 0845 094 1817 or email info@theadia.co.uk but don’t expect Verdi!