How To Avoid Sensor Issues With Your Retail Automatic Doors

Construction & Contractors Blog

Your retail store's automatic sliding doors are quite handy for letting customers in and out easily and making your store more welcoming. However, if you start having sensor issues, you have to worry about them not working properly. Then, not only can they stop opening when they are supposed to, but they can actually close at the wrong time and put your customers at risk of injury. Luckily, following a few steps can help you avoid sensor issues with your retail automatic sliding doors.

Keep the Sensor Clean

The first and easiest way to avoid problems with your sensor is to keep it nice and clean. Every month or so, take the time to clean the sensor. Just make sure that you disable the door so that you don't accidentally get injured, and use caution when using a ladder or step stool to reach the sensor area. Don't use any harsh chemicals, and avoid using a wet cloth. Instead, use a clean, dry cloth to wipe away any dust or debris.

Have Your Doors Inspected Regularly

Even if you make an effort to clean your sensor often, you should still have your door inspected and tested by a professional. You can check the owner's manual for your automatic sliding door or talk to a commercial door professional about your store's specific needs, but a good rule of thumb is to have it checked out at least once a year. Then, someone who is experienced in working on commercial doors can check for issues and make sure that your automatic doors are in safe, good working condition.

Be Careful About the Placement of Displays and Other Items

When setting up displays of the items that you have for sale, it can be tempting to place them as close to the door as possible so you can be sure that your customers see them. You may want to keep other things by the door, as well, such as kiosks or shopping carts. Be careful with your placement, however, and make sure that you do not place anything near the door that might be in the way of the sensor. Otherwise, your door could open and close randomly, which can be annoying at best and dangerous at worst.

As you can see, there are steps that you can take to avoid sensor issues with your retail automatic sliding doors. If you follow these three tips, you should be able to avoid most problems with your doors.


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