AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF AUTOMATIC DOOR MANUFACTURES

The American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM) is a trade association of power-operated automatic door manufacturers established in 1994 to raise public awareness about automatic doors and administer a program to certify automatic door inspectors.

This site is designed to provide useful information for Door Professionals, Architects and Door Owners on a variety of important topics including automatic door usage, application and safety. For information about AAADM certification programs and class schedules, Click on the Professional Zone.

Why Choose Automatic Doors?
Research Proves 98.9% of Consumers Prefer Automatic Doors

By design, automatic doors provide easier, more convenient access than manual doors. The public’s overwhelming preference for automatic doors is demonstrated in the results of AAADM’s recent research study. We surveyed 447 consumers. Participants in this study could be described as “Mr. and Mrs. Joe Average”. The group consisted of a cross-section of men and women, who reside in the United States, have an average family income and an average of two children per family. Results showed that of those people surveyed who indicated a preference, 98.9% prefer automatic doors.

AAADM's Top Ten Reasons to Install Automatic Doors
 

MORE CHOICES


With so many colors, finishes and designs available, automatic doors can enhance any business’s unique style.
 

CUSTOMERS PREFER AUTOMATIC DOORS


Research proves that consumers prefer automatic doors and expect to see them at hospitals, airports, hotels/motels, shopping mall entrances and retail stores.
 

CONVENIENCE


Automatic doors enable easy access for all and instantly demonstrate to users that the establishment cares about their convenience.
 

IMAGE


First impressions matter. Automatic doors are attractive and state-of-the-art.
 

EASY TO OWN, USE AND MAINTAIN


When automatic doors are installed and maintained properly, day-to-day operation is straightforward and trouble-free.
 

COST / VALUE


Automatic doors that are correctly serviced and maintained practically pay for themselves in terms of convenience and energy savings.
 

ENERGY SAVINGS


Automatic doors effectively reduce wasted energy in multiple ways and often significantly lessen annual heating and cooling costs.
 

SAFETY


AAADM members comply with the new American National Standard for Power Operated Pedestrian Doors, ANSI A156.10, enabling consistent and safe operation.
 

ADA COMPLIANCE AND ACCESS FOR THE ELDERLY


Millions of Americans are disabled and this number grows every year as the average population age increases. Automatic doors welcome all users, regardless of their physical capabilities, with an accommodating, open door.
 

NETWORK OF PROFESSIONALS

 

AAADM members are dedicated to continuously improving technology and automatic door safety. Customers receive and benefit from their expert counsel.

CLICK here to download AAADM's brochure "Ten Reasons to Install Automatic Doors" to get the whole story.

10 Reasons Brochure 06-05.pdf