On average, an automatic door costs about $2,122.80 in the US in 2020, automatic door costs can range from $1,458.25 to $2,787.35.
The cost will differ depending on the style of opener, its location, and any extras you may choose. Automatic doors for public access isn’t a matter of if you should automate your business for public access but a matter of how you can afford it. It’s consistently been an issue for a lot of small businesses and people. The other issue is what type of automatic door should you be researching for to make your business accessible to those that are disabled or just making it accessible for individuals with pets, senior citizens, packages, or you just want to.
What is Exactly is an Automatic Door Opener?
An automatic door opener is a device, either pneumatic or electronic, that is retrofitted to an existing door on a business or residence that allows the door to be opened or closed automatically. There are 4 sub-categories of automatic door openers: motion detector, by touch (push button), handheld control, or a combination of them. Automatic door openers mays also be divided into commercial or residential categories.
Choosing an Automatic Door
First, determine how the doors are to be controlled. This could be anything from a button on either side of the door that when pressed the door opens and following a predetermined time the door will then close. Or it may be motion detected so when a person gets close to the door it will open automatically.
Or maybe you only want an automatic door for the employees of the building. This can be accomplished with a keypad, hand-held fob, remote control or almost any access you want to use for the control of an automated door opener.
Automatic Door Opener Installation
How much it should cost depends on the brand of the operator, features you want, the company doing the installation and your location.
For a traditional automatic door opener with traditional ADA wall buttons, C & I Show charges in the range of about $2,200.00 for the total installation of an automatic door opener in a commercial setting. Is this price fair? Yes, when you take into account the retail cost of a lot of the competition and more importantly the door operators life expectancy. C & I Show Hardware and Security Systems, Inc. has been selling and installing automatic doors for over 30 years. There are very few competitors that even close to fulfilling these standards. Competitors have told us that the average life of an automatic door opener is 5-10 years. Inside the world of electro-mechanical door openers, this is true. But if you use pneumatics like we do you are utilizing technology that is well over 100 years old and is still in use in the manufacturing industry since it’s reliable.
Benefits of Automatic Door Openers
- It’s an easy way to comply with the ADA
- People like to see them in public areas
- They save on energy
- They improve the accessibility of a business, church, etc.
- It heightens the corporate image of a business
- You can integrate them with other technologies like an alarm system
- They’re secure
- Maintenance costs are low
- Admin. “The Automatic Door Opener, Why Don’t the Disabled Shop Here?” Terryco, 8 Jan. 2015, gentlemandoorcompany.com/disability/automatic-door/.
*Disclaimer – This is not an actual quote for your automatic door opener. Contact C&I Show Hardware & Security today to get an actual quote for your automatic door opener.