Can Inefficient Entrances Cost Your Company Money?
Boon Edam Blog | December 2018
Entrances are probably not the first thing you think of when considering ways to be more cost-effective in your business. However, an inefficient entryway into your company building will not only cost you time but money too. With security, environmental and general maintenance issues all having the potential to impact your company’s profits, choosing the right entrance is essential - but it does not have to be difficult.
Do you know how many people come in and out of your doors every day? Even if you are only a small company of 50 people, that equates to 100 uses of your entrance. Every day. And that is not even factoring in customers, clients, lunchtimes and deliveries. For larger companies, the numbers can easily get up into the thousands.
For a product that receives so much usage on a daily basis, you are going to want one that can withstand the constant operation. A cheaper low-quality option may save your company money in the short term, but long term usage will eventually show signs of wear and tear. If repairs are then needed, you will need to pay for it out of your pocket, while also potentially making entrance a difficulty to your staff, and more importantly, your customers.
Opt for a high-quality entrance solution to assure peace-of-mind when it comes to upkeep and maintenance. Our range of entrances are made to the highest quality, and if anything does go wrong, our service and maintenance team are always on hand to help keep your business running smoothly.
We know how important security is for your company, but did you know that an inefficient entryway can not only cost your company money but affect security levels as well?
People come in and out of your building every day, but it is important that you know and can keep track of who these people are. An inefficient doorway may not have the capabilities to do so, thus comprising security. However, advances in technology have allowed entrances to become equipped to tackle the potential security problems businesses face in the 21st century.
For example, speed gates and access gates can provide a soft deterrent in reception areas, as well as help regulate and control the flow of people coming in and out of your building. This strategy can be implemented from a nearby reception or security desk, but for very busy buildings, biometric devices and card readers can be installed to ensure only the people you want can have access to sensitive areas of your building.
All these options can heighten security in your building. Not only does this mean you will not have to pay for a manned guard on door security, but these options can also reduce the risk of a security incident, which could damage both your company’s reputation and finances.
Being environmentally friendly not only helps protect our planet but can also help protect any potential dents in your company’s profits too. Energy costs for your buildings can make up a large part of your corporate expenditure, so cutting down on these costs is a great way to save money.
Your entrance is the perfect opportunity to achieve this, particularly if you opt for a revolving door. These types of entry solutions do not always run on electricity, which can greatly help reduce the amount you need - saving you both on energy and cost, without impairing people’s access.
Revolving doors are also a great way to help maintain a consistent temperature in your building. This is because revolving doors offer little opportunity for cold air to enter your building and the heat to escape, meaning you don’t have to spend as much on heating.
MIT even conducted a study into how much energy and money can be saved through the use of a revolving door. They concluded that revolving doors retain heat eight times better than swing doors, and would save the building used in the study almost £6000 a year in natural gas a year - enough to heat five houses over the same time frame.
The Right Entrance for Your Company
So can inefficient entryways cost your company money? Yes, and in more ways than one.
With a Boon Edam entrance, you can be sure you are helping your company save money for the long term, and more importantly, setting the right first impression for everyone that walks through your door.
To find out more, contact a member of our dedicated and experienced team of entry experts today.