The superior safety level offered by a building is directly related to the characteristics of its installation. That is why it is so important to know which its main operating systems are. Gate hardware is extremely important to achieve a superior safety level in any building, systems such as door openers, swing gates and sliding gates help houses and businesses keep their merchandise safe.
Keep in mind that here at MDI you will find everything you need to keep your building as safe as possible. We provide second to none gate hardware such as:
- Door openers
- Swing gates
- Sliding gates
Safety issues need to be solved using top technology solutions
Every building must have fire-fighting equipment, an emergency lighting system, fume and gas extraction and detection equipment and both escape routes and emergency exits. In order to protect themselves from exterior menaces it is also important to include solutions as door openers, swing gates and sliding gates as well since gate hardware is essential. Facilities designed for people with reduced mobility must also be equipped. All new projects must be subject to a specific safety study, which identifies the possible risks and the measures to eliminate or reduce them.
In the case of gases or vapours that are heavier than air, it is essential to install a powerful mechanical ventilation system to expel those contaminants from the building to a place where there is no danger of them being sucked in by an air intake or through openings of windows, doors, etc. Remember that sliding gates and swing gates are excellent options for top gate hardware that can keep your valuable things safe inside your house or building.
Building management systems
Once you have contacted us for installation of premium solutions as our door openers, sliding gates, swinging gates and other top gate hardware choices. Nonetheless, the building management systems are also very important. They are those that allow both use and share information about the building. They are divided into four types:
- Level 1 (sensors, indicators, servomotors, etc.).
- Level 2 (local processing units).
- Level 3 (management systems).
- Level 4 (general building management systems). The latter, known as Building Management Systems or by its acronym in English (BMS), monitor and control facilities in a centralized manner. They can work autonomously in local mode.
For high levels of security, each monitor must allow to see at least 40 values always updated, that represent the status of the facilities as alarms and telecommunications systems with values. They must show a description and status at all times in the form of text, figures, symbols, etc. All the technical equipment (pumps, fans, etc.) must be represented in assorted colours, depending on whether they are on and with normal operation (green), in alarm mode (red) or in discrepancy or cancellation (yellow). All data received in the system must be stored in the control and calculation unit. The building management program will allow the statistical recording of any incident that occurred inside the building and the detection of any incident in the facilities. However, including top gate hardware such as sliding gates, a swinging gates and door openers in your facilities will prevent the intruding of any unwanted visitors.
The telecommunications installation in the building encompasses the entire layout of the building’s wiring system, which includes general wiring, the telephone network, power equipment and the installation of television cables.
The doormen and video doormen have in a building the function of putting in communication the accesses from the street with each one of the private homes, cameras can be installed where sliding gates, swing gates, door openers and any other gate hardware you need. The importance of choosing a good supplier is very high, since it is what ensures correct installation and correct operation for a prolonged period of time, in addition to an adequate maintenance service. Doormen and video intercoms are both telecommunications facilities and elements that are part of their security by keeping the street door closed and allowing selective access of visitors. In this line, the video door entry panel can be equipped with a proximity access control system to facilitate the opening of the resident and to control the distribution of keys.
On the other hand, in the so-called telecommunications cabinet or rack, in which horizontal wiring is located. It should be located away from pressurised water pipes or paper storage areas. It must allow easy access to existing cable ducts or ground circuits; easy integration into building systems for operations. With our top sliding gates and swinging gates along with our door openers you can complete the correct installation of gate hardware.
In addition to elevators, this area includes hydraulic lifts, escalators and platform lifts for people with reduced mobility. Each block or compartment of the building must have a freight elevator that works both as an elevator for use by firefighters in case of emergency and to evacuate injured, sick or disabled. To ensure accessibility, no point in the building can be more than 50 meters away from an elevator or an escalator. In addition, for safety, people who move from the interior car parks to the interior of the building must be able to leave the elevators on the ground floor. You can also complement the use of elevators and save time and effort installing top gate hardware such as sliding gates or a swing gates along with door openers that allow easy access but also provide a superior level of safety.
Other recommendations regarding elevators are the following:
- Ideally, the waiting time should not exceed 25 seconds.
- The minimum speed will be 1.6 m / s. In the case of hydraulic lifts, the speed must be determined with a special study.
- The acceleration and deceleration should not be more than 1 m / s2.
Remember that MDI is the leader in the market of products that ensure safety such as gate hardware that are second to none in terms of quality. Our sliding gates, swinging gates and door openers are only some of the solutions we can provide.