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  • Writer's pictureDan Nash

How to Choose the Correct Entrance & Security Solution for Your Building

When designing an entrance, selecting the correct solution is crucial to achieving the desired aesthetics, functionality, and performance. An entrance is often the first impression of a building, so it should reflect the building's character and purpose. In this article we highlight our top three key considerations when considering a revolving door, automatic sliding door, or speedlanes.

Choosing the correct entrance solution (or mix of solutions) requires careful consideration of several factors. One of the essential factors to consider is the type of entrance solution that best suits your building's needs. Revolving doors, automatic sliding doors, and Speedlanes are the most popular entrance and security solutions, each with unique advantages and disadvantages.

Revolving doors

Revolving doors, with their elegant and sophisticated design, create a grand entrance that instantly captures attention. One key benefit of revolving doors is their ability to provide energy efficiency, noise reduction, and user comfort. The rotating design of revolving doors minimises air infiltration, helping to maintain a consistent indoor climate and reducing heating or cooling costs. Additionally, the segmented compartments of revolving doors act as a buffer zone, preventing drafts and noise from entering the building while ensuring a comfortable experience for users.

Automatic sliding doors

Automatic sliding doors, on the other hand, offer a seamless and convenient entrance experience. These doors provide easy accessibility for individuals with disabilities or those carrying heavy objects. One key benefit of automatic sliding doors is their flexibility in terms of size and design. They can be customised to fit various architectural styles and can accommodate large volumes of foot traffic. The smooth and silent operation of automatic sliding doors enhances the overall user experience, providing a sense of modernity and convenience.


For buildings that require high-security access control without compromising on high traffic flow, including Speedlanes as part of your entrance area is a great choice. Speedlanes offer advanced security features, such as biometric authentication and tailgate detection, to ensure only authorised individuals gain access. One key benefit of speedlanes is their ability to provide efficient and rapid throughput while maintaining strict access control. The intelligent sensors and algorithms of speedlanes detect and prevent unauthorised access attempts, making them suitable for buildings with sensitive areas or valuable assets.

These are our top critical considerations:

  1. Durability and Sustainability: The materials used for the entrance solution should be durable and sustainable. Opting for high-quality materials like glass and aluminium for revolving doors can enhance their longevity and reduce the need for frequent maintenance.

  2. Access Control and Security: Depending on the security requirements of your building, the entrance solution should provide appropriate access control features. Our revolving doors, sliding doors, and Speedlanes, with their advanced security measures and ability to plug into smart building security systems, are an excellent option for buildings that prioritise stringent access control.

  3. Ease of Maintenance and Repair: Consider the ease of maintenance and repair for the chosen entrance solution. Frost and Boon Edam products are made with reliable components and designed for easy maintenance, which minimises downtime and the associated costs.

To choose the correct entrance and security solution, it is essential to work with an expert who understands the nuances of each option and can provide tailored recommendations based on your building's unique requirements. Additionally, it's always wise to look at examples of successful installations and how they complement the building's architecture and functionality.

To learn more about our expert entrance and security solutions and how they can enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your building, contact us today for a personalised consultation. Let us help you make the right choice for your entrance needs.

Email us at or call us on +27 21 709 0401

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