Disabled access at home – Easy living for wooden and composite doors- Is a guide from Locks Online as to how you can improve your everyday life. Convenient disability living is now available to everybody and here’s an insight on how you can improve your lifestyle at home!
Every day is a challenge when you have a disability, from waking up in the morning, to locking your home at night. Well, Locks Online has found the solution to ease everyday living with an access control solution for Wooden and composite doors. We don’t want you to struggle getting in and out of your home anymore, so now is the time to make domestic living convenient and work around you!
If you have a wooden door at home, don’t struggle anymore to lock and unlock the door. New technology now allows a person to unlock, open, close and lock a wooden door from one push of a button, up to 100 meters away! Now that’s clever! Throughout this post I will be explaining how you can make a difference to your living routine by using keyless entry and automatic door opening for wooden doors. I will explain who can use these systems and how they work.
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So who can use this system?
Honestly, anybody in reality! Elderly, children and most of all disabled persons. The great thing about this access control system is that it can be used by people who have limited movement, who are in a wheelchair or anybody who is restricted to height and possibly strength. This is great for somebody who has Parkinson’s too simply because you will be using a remote fob instead of a small key. Today, I will be addressing all of these options to give you an idea of how the system works.
How does it work?
It’s simple really once the system has been installed. You can simply press a small button on a remote control while approaching a door. Once the button has been pressed, the locks, latches and/or bolts will be retracted into the door, the door will open wide then wait for up to 90 seconds. This allow a good time frame for a no rush entry. Once the resident is inside their home, the door will then close tight and automatically lock itself. The use of the button fob may not be for everybody however other options such as keypads and proximity readers are also available. Again, this will vary on each individual according to their application and personal needs.
What do I need to achieve this solution?
This system consists of a few different products all working together to create an easy access control solution for wooden doors. Please note these products can change if you would like keypads, proximity readers etc. The below information is based on somebody who has a locking solution already, and is looking to change the door to easy access control. So you will need:
Easi Automatic Opener – This is the unit that sits on top of the door. It comes with 2 arm options depending on your application. This item will be the ‘brain’ of the access control system and sits neatly on top of the door frame. The unit controls the system and comes as part of a kit.
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Winkhause AV2 E Opener – This is the multipoint locking part of the door. The ‘secured by design’ system is a must for any wooden or composite door. Not only does it provide ease of use but boast high security due to its slam shut action.
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The keep pack – This part sits in the frame of the door so the latches have something to go into. This is a unique keep for the Winkhaus AV2 E Opener.
Door Loop – To keep your cables nice and tidy
Handles – This is so somebody can manually open the door but please note, you will also need the fixing plate which allows the outside handle to stay stiff. This is so the door cannot be opened from the outside via a handle.
How will this benefit me?
Okay as an example, say you have limited movement and have little strength sue to your disability. When you get to your door, you need to find the right key to fit in the door, turn the key in the cylinder, take the key out then push the handles down and push the door open. Once you’re in the house, you need to close the door behind you, insert the key and lock the door. Some may even need to lift up the handle. So why put yourself through a process where you will get tired and short of breath? This routine can be achieved but pressing one button on a remote control fob before you even get to the door. And what happens if you’re in a wheelchair? You need to hold the hair in place and open the door which I am sure is a very fussy and tiring experience. This can all be changed with this new access control system!
It’s a shame that the systems have only been found out now and not a few years ago. I am sure that if this access control system was around a few years back, every disabled person would have one in their home one way or another. Your home is the space where you can feel comfortable and safe so have a think about access control systems for your home where ease of living and convenience is worked around you!
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If you are thinking of converting your doors to access control solutions or have a project in mind that will help a disabled person within their home, please get in touch. We would love to hear of any projects that are up and coming and would love to hear about your plans! If you would like any advice on these systems please call us on 01646 698218 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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