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What Is An Automatic Door Button Called?

What Is An Automatic Door Button Called? | Sales: custsvc@autodoorandhardware.com

If you ever walked into a hospital or even a retail store you probably have come across an automatic swinging door. But you may have wondered what do you call the the button that you use to make the automatic door open? In this article we explain what this button is called and the various types.

Push To Open Activation

The most common automatic door button is known as a push to open activation switch. Sometimes people refer to these as handicap push plates. Essentially they are a type of push button. When pressed, the switch makes contact and completes the circuit, allowing the automatic door opener to open the door.

Touchless Wave To Open Activation

The other type of automatic door button is called a touchless wave to open switch. It uses motion sensor technology to detect that someone is requesting the automatic door opener to open the door. Wave to open automatic door switches are used in hospitals and commercial restrooms.

Other Names For Automatic Door Buttons

Here are some more common names all of which mean automatic door button:
  • Handicap push button
  • Handicap button
  • ADA push plate
  • ADA button
  • Door Actuator
  • Door Push Pad
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