Automatic Doors for Education Facilities

August 16, 2022

Automatic doors can offer added safety and security for education facilities’ staff and students.

School entrance doors

No matter where you are, you want to feel safe within your environment, especially in the education system. Schools must be functional yet safe for students of all ages, especially young children.

Help give students, staff, and parents the peace of mind needed for a successful school year. There are many types of automatic doors that are ideal for education facilities.

Whether you are looking for extra security, fire protection, fire door inspections, access control, accessibility or touchless technology, there are several door options for your school building.

Education Facility/ School Door Needs

When creating the best space for school-aged children, college-bound teens, or vocational students, you want the entrances and corridors of the building to be secure, easy to open, safe from damage, and backed with professional and convenient maintenance.

Easy Access for the Disabled

school revolving door

Automatic doors help schools adhere to the Disability Discrimination Act, providing more accessible access to the school building, classrooms, and restrooms for those who have a hard time pushing and pulling on manual doors.

Touchless technology with automatic doors make movement throughout the building easier for anyone in a wheelchair or who uses a walker or crutches. It also helps students and staff move easily through the building while their hands are full with books, classroom supplies, instruments or sporting equipment!

Revolving doors provide ample space and make it much easier for people with mobility issues to access doorways.

School Safety – Security Threats and Fire Doors

Sadly, the safety of our schools is a huge topic in recent years. Horizontal, accordion folding fire and security doors make a school a safer space for children, teachers, and staff, offering schools products to protect against fires and intruders. These doors can stop intruders in their tracks with these added benefits:

school lockdown

Access Controls – limits access after hours or in emergencies at the push of a button. Connects to external peripheral devices such as a keypad, card reader or fingerprint authentication device. Blocks sight lines and keeps out unwanted intruders.

High speed closing options – compartmentalizes and hardens buildings in seconds while still meeting ADA requirements and allowing for safe and secure passageway. Shut and lock corridors with a push of a button.
wondoor before and after

Fire Protection – Won-Door pioneered the development of the first-ever accordion type, fire-rated horizontal sliding door. The doors provide fire protection while also providing an increased traffic flow and easier egress. Won-Door engineers continue to influence the building products and fire protection industry. Click here to download a Reference Guide to Sliding Fire Doors in a Means-of-Egress.

Cost Effective – Minimizes costs by allowing for security on fire doors. Increases leasable space, integrates with existing systems, replaces costly fire-rated glass and lowers maintenance costs, providing larger more opens spaces for less.

Bullet & Blast Resistant Doors

Bullet resistant glass is offered on several Horton Automatics door systems: HD-Slide™, HD-Swing™, several Horton Revolving Door systems (Grand®, MiniGrand®, AutoFlow™, Visdom Elite®) and Secure Exit Lane systems.

A blast resistant and hurricane rated sliding door system from Horton Automatics is designed to meet the US Department of Defense United Facilities Criteria (UFS): UFC 4-010-01 anti-terrorism standards for blast resistance.


With revolving, sliding, folding, and touchless options, there is no lack of accessibility with a wide range of door types.

These products make life easier for everyone on school grounds, from the youngest kindergarteners with backpacks a little too big to distracted high schoolers with phones in their hands.

Aesthetically Pleasing

Keep your schools up-to-date with a modern appearance by swapping old or outdated doors that are difficult to operate (with tiny glass slots or no windows), with beautiful, modern, automatic doors.


Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are taking a closer look at proper hygiene and finding ways to make their schools safer for students’ health.

Contactless doors provide just another barrier for your students, teachers and parents from germs. Look for hands-free door openers that keep the germs that plague door knobs and handles away from students and staff.

elementary school entrance


Sadly, schools are going through more than ever, and our children’s safety and protection are of the utmost importance when ensuring they receive the best education possible.

With various security door options, parents can feel comfortable knowing their child’s school is protected.

Options available for K-12 can include entrance solutions, classroom and restroom doors plus fire and security doors.
  • Bullet Resistant Glass Doors
  • Blast Resistant Door
  • Won-Door Fire & Security Doors

Colleges and Universities

There are many door options when looking for the perfect solution for a college or university. These doors must be safe, functional and provide convenience, accessibility and added efficiencies.

Door offerings for higher education buildings can provide the need for safety and productivity in all building areas.
  • Corridor Solutions
  • Entrance Solutions
  • Meeting Room Solutions
  • Restroom Solutions
The safety and security of your school doesn’t stop in the classrooms. There are options available for dorms and common areas to make school life a little easier and provide peace of mind, even in the smallest of spaces.

Vocational Schools

In a vocational school, students can learn valuable trades hands-on. Since their hands are always busy and likely full, automatic touchless doors are a must.

Automatic sliding and swinging touch-free doors are durable, visually pleasing, and perfect for vocational schools.
  • Classroom Solutions
  • Entrance Solutions
  • Restroom Door Solutions

Door Maintenance and Service For Education Facility Doors

The typical school day is a busy time for everyone inside the building and out. Students can be tough on doors and so can the weather on exterior doors. There is no time door malfunctions, especially during a school day.

Look to hire a certified door service technician to provide quality commercial door repair services when you need it:
  • 24-hour Emergency Service: Around-the-clock emergency service with experts on-hand to fix any problems.
  • Commercial Door Installation: A three–step service ensures your door is perfect the first time.
    • Pre-installation: We help you select the ideal option for your school.
    • Installation: Our team works hand-in-hand and builds a door you are 100% happy with.
    • Post-installation: We test and inspect the doors to ensure a safe and durable product.
  • Commercial Door Repair: Look for commercial door repair offerings for all business types, including schools.
  • Fire Door Inspections: Fire doors must be tested and inspected on a annual basis. A ruling of non-compliance could have tragic consequences.
  • Door Maintenance Contacts:  Maintenance contracts for servicing doors can be offered to help make sure schools’ access is functioning at all times in order to keep the school safe.

Call on any Door Services Corporation Branch Locations For Your School Door Needs Door Services Corporation is a branch location of Door Services Corporation. Door Services covers several areas of the United States and Canada. The doors and services provided by Door Services Corporation are designed to keep you safe. Don’t wait to protect your students and school. Contact us today for all your automatic door needs.

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