“Rehabilitation and comprehensive reform are an incentive for any sector related to building construction and as a quality of life improvement for users”, according to Miriam García Armesto, General Director of ANERR (National Association of Efficient Rehabilitation and Reform Companies). Within this context, she explains that “renewal of existing automated doors has an undeniable potential, even more so if we take into account all of the necessary accessibility and safety elements”.
The President of FIMPA, Juan Ramírez, agrees in that there is a significant potential for activity in renewal and rehabilitation, because the current pool of automated doors is old or does not have the CE Marking in a large number of installations. “Their replacement and improvement, as recommended, by modification in accordance with applicable directives, would help increase safety in the residential field, thus reducing material and personal accidents and protecting users”.
Ramírez added that “also, in the industrial field and under occupational hazard prevention criteria, these safety improvements would guarantee a safe use by workers, reducing occupational accidents and providing a boost to the sector”.
The ANERR General Director also considers that the current door pool is old and “its recommended replacement and improvement is necessary, especially in the residential field, to increase accessibility -which is one of the largest barriers-, and to increase safety, prevent accidents and protect users”. Added to these factors is technological development, which is currently shown at Smart Home. “Domotics doors are an example of the future in our home, office and workplace, providing them with sophistication along with safety and quality of life. It is also an essential development for hotels, residences and any public-use building”.
García Armesto believes that the renewal of automated doors could have a key incentive for its development in rehabilitation and reforms. “There is increasingly more citizen awareness of the “Culture of Rehabilitation”, which at ANERR is our objective, and which goes beyond the traditional concept of need, committing to comfort, safety, accessibility and quality of life”.