Description and Purpose
cash payment centers, and other
public processing offices, it can be difficult to control unplanned
overtime due to sudden increases in clientele at the end of the business
Often, a clerical worker closes a station,
and locks all the entry doors to stop the inflow of traffic. The
clerk then stands at a door designated as an exit, and unlocks the
door to allow individuals who have completed their business to leave.
The automatic door locking system allows
all stations to remain active so processing can continue. It can
automatically lock all entry doors so that no new clients may enter,
while allowing those who have completed their business to exit
by pressing an exit bar, which temporarily kills power to the magnetic
lock. This creates an automatic emptying effect that clears the lobby
at the end of the day. The system can also switch on the “Closed”
sign, if needed.
Automatic door locks can integrate with
panic system so that in the event of a crisis, the system can lock
doors to stop entry of newcomers. In addition, the system can
door position sensors to verify the closed status of the door
while locked. The maximum number of doors that can be locked by the
system depends on the
control panel you choose.
Figure 1: Automatically Locking Doors