Sliding doors for shopping malls: dormakaba solutions for aptly handling holiday—and year-round—crowds

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Creating an inviting entryway to a mall doesn’t stop with attention to aesthetics. To handle heavy pedestrian traffic during the bustling holiday shopping season, mall entrances need to facilitate smooth traffic flow and fulfill safety and accessibility requirements.

With those needs in mind, it’s no wonder that automatic sliding doors have become staples at shopping mall entrances across the globe.

Benefits of automatic sliding doors include:

  • Convenience
  • Curb appeal
  • Energy efficiency
  • Safety
  • Accessibility

But Not All Sliding Doors Are Created Equal.

Quality, durability, and capabilities vary depending on manufacturer and model, so it’s crucial to have a critical eye on code requirements when considering your options. When selecting the right door for the opening, you can turn to dormakaba to assist you with product and code specific requirements for your project.

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dormakaba Sliding Doors: A Quick Glance

To jumpstart your research of available products, below is an overview of dormakaba’s ESA series of advanced automatic sliding door solutions.

Combining beauty, strength, and innovation, the ESA product line is among the most technologically advanced on the market today. With the doors’ continuous self-monitoring control system and safety interface, they offer an added degree of efficiency and safety in shopping mall applications.

ESA200 – Commercial Fixed Sidelite Automatic Sliding Door

An aluminum and stile rail door, the ESA200 works well for exterior or interior purposes. It has a sleek look, and it’s available in a virtually unlimited selection of architectural finishes and cladding.

Other features include:

  • Three rocker switches you can control by key for security or by standard toggle to manage a variety of settings, including: On/off, hold open, energy efficiency to bring down the clear door opening for bad weather, and more.
  • Fixed sidelite.
  • Active leaves slide and breakout.
  • Narrow or medium stile.
  • Overhead combination safety and activation sensors.
  • Interchangeable bottom rails, allowing for effective clear door opening options.

ESA300 – Commercial Full Breakout Automatic Sliding Door

Also popular for both interior and exterior applications is our ESA300 sliding door.  This extruded aluminum stile and rail door offers breakout of its sliding and sidelite panels. And you can choose from a virtually unlimited selection of architectural finishes and cladding.

Other features include:

  • Three rocker switches you can control by key for security or by standard toggle to manage a variety of settings, including: On/off, hold open, energy efficiency to bring down the clear door opening for bad weather, and more.
  • Active leaves slide and sidelites breakout from any position, allowing for maximum egress.
  • Narrow or medium stile.
  • Overhead combination safety and activation sensors.
  • Interchangeable bottom rails, allowing for effective clear door opening options

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ESA400 – Fine Frame Full Breakout Automatic Sliding Door

For high-end malls that demand an elegant entryway, the ESA 400 Fine Frame door delivers a sophisticated look and superior functionality. Whether used in exterior or interior applications, this door offers beauty and safe, reliable operation. The ESA400 has a continuous security interlock. When the doors are closed they are totally interlocked, providing a look with more continuity.

Other features include:

  • Three rocker switches you can control by key for security or by standard toggle to manage a variety of settings, including: On/off, hold open, energy efficiency to bring down the clear door opening for bad weather, and more.
  • Dual vertical weather sweeps.
  • Overhead combination safety and activation sensors.
  • Interchangeable bottom rails, allowing for effective clear door opening options.

Need Help Evaluating Automatic Sliding Door Options?

We’re here to help! Feel free to download our product brochure for more details about our sliding door models. Better yet, contact a dormakaba representative with your questions and requests for additional information about sliding doors in general or specific dormakaba products.