With over two decades specializing in automatic swing and sliding doors, electrified door hardware, and related components. We are experts in providing the right solutions that ensure your doors meet Alberta Fire Code, Building Code and AAADM Safety Standards.
Whether it’s a single automatic swing or sliding door or a complex handicap-accessible door operator installation with electric door hardware and access control integration, we can help. We deliver systems that are easy to use and seamlessly integrated with your existing infrastructure.
We are not locksmiths who dabble in automatic doors. We are AAADM Certified Automatic Door Experts who understand how automatic doors and door hardware work together.
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SHARC can help improve accessibility by creating a more inclusive environment and increase building security with strategic hardware upgrades. They also offer seamless integration with access control systems such as intercom and fob systems.
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The Alberta Building Code 2019, section 188.8.131.52 (6) specifies that power door operators must have controls that activate either automatically or manually. These controls must be positioned within a barrier-free path, marked with the International Symbol of Access, and situated outside of the door swing, no more than 1,500 mm from it. The controls should also comply with Subclause 184.108.40.206.(1)(a)(ii) and should be operable from two height ranges: between 150 mm and 300 mm, as well as between 900 mm and 1,100 mm from the floor. These controls must be responsive to touch or approach with a fist, arm, or foot. If the door operators don’t have safety sensors, they should fully open the door in no less than 3 seconds, and the force required to halt the door’s movement should not exceed 65 N. This code requirement can be interpreted to necessitate two activation switches on each side of the door, but the precise application may vary based on the door’s specific configuration.
The primary difference between a “knowing act” door and a fully automatic swing door lies in their activation mechanisms. A knowing act door requires a deliberate action, such as a push, pull, or button press, from the user to initiate door operation. This design ensures the door is activated only when a user intends to pass through, offering greater control over access. Conversely, fully automatic swing doors employ sensors or motion detectors to open and close automatically as people approach and leave, providing a hands-free operation ideal for high-traffic areas or where user convenience is paramount, such as hospitals or supermarkets.
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