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Power Cycle Quick Fix


Did you know automatic doors and sensors contain microprocessors?  They do!  And just like computers, occasionally they can experience hiccups in their operations that lead to performance issues.  Intermittent issues with door performance, like ghosting, could indicate that your door just needs a power cycle.  Yep.  Just turn it off and on again!

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There is a catch.  Only some doors truly cycle power with the digital display or the on/off switch that is on the door.  Many doors actually need to have power cycled from the breaker.

Think of your door like a computer.  When the screen is asleep is only appears like the power is off.  Really the computer is still on.  Unless you hit that power button the computer remains on and a power cycle has not occurred.  Most doors function the same way.  So flip that breaker!

Where is your breaker?  Well we can’t help with that part.  Your facility maintenance personnel, building owner, or electrician could probably point you in the right direction.


SAFETY NOTE!  If you do decide to try to give your door a power cycle, be sure to do this when your store is closed or traffic is low.  Station someone at the entrance to stop any pedestrian traffic from trying to use the door while you do the power cycle.

If you cycle power and it resolves the issue for a few days but then it comes back it is time to give us a ring for a service call.  If the power cycle doesn’t resolve the issue at all then there too it is time to call in the pros.

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Automatic Doors and COVID-19

Automatic doors serve an essential purpose in healthcare facilities and more broadly across our communities: providing touch free access and egress. As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, this purpose is even more critical. Through our joint efforts of providing, maintaining, and servicing automatic door equipment, our industry is helping to minimize the transmission of this and other harmful viruses which could otherwise be spread through the touching of contaminated door knobs, handles, etc.

Automatic Door Technicians, particularly AAADM Certified Automatic Door Inspectors, are on the front lines of ensuring proper operation and maintenance of these critical touch free access devices – working in healthcare facilities and other high-traffic areas where the risk of COVID-19 transmission may be elevated. Especially during these times, AAADM encourages automatic door technicians to follow these basic guidelines to stay safe:

For additional information and guidelines, consult the CDC website. All individuals are expected to take actions to reduce risk of transmitting the COVID-19 virus, and we thank the automatic door technicians for their key role in ensuring proper operation of touch free automatic door access devices.