Characteristics of a sustainable entrance
How can a vehicle entrance contribute to our climate goals? By making sure the impact of both producing and using the product on the environment is and remains as small as possible. So we refer to this as a sustainable entrance, as this isn’t purely about the product itself, but also about its use.
HTC is of the opinion that a sustainable entrance is a vehicle entrance which helps users pass comfortably, the materials of which can be used for as long as possible and which can be subject to smart maintenance. This ultimately results in a low environmental impact, cost effective use of a top quality product and compliance with all environmental standards which building owners will need to comply with in the future. These aspects translate into 3 important elements: carefree use and management, a sustainable product and a smart service.
Carefree use and management
Comfortably entering a site won’t just result in a smile, it will also prevent faults or collisions and therefore repairs.
HTC therefore attaches great value and importance to the entrance’s efficient design and structure. We realise this with clear lines and clear LED lighting for waiting or proceeding. We also install posts or islands to guide vehicles and prevent collisions. There’s an app for managers which provides instructions in case a speedgate displays any deviating behaviour. Many “faults” (polluted photocells, an obstacle) can be resolved locally, which, in turn, will save on servicing trips and delays.
A sustainable product
Making maximum use of materials within their respective functions requires different choices. Making sure a design isn’t purely focussed on efficient production, but also on refurbishing parts and having the option of recycling the structural parts.
Making maximum use of materials within their functions will result in products with a long lifespan. Being able to adapt in line with changing requirements and wishes will thereby certainly become important. Not all parts will have the same lifespan, not even in a “low-maintenance design”. It naturally goes without saying that we want both performance and safety to always be at the same optimal level and this requires a (modular) design whereby parts can be refurbished and reused. HTC is working hard on this.
Every product is influenced by its environment and use. Good maintenance reduces the impact of this, guarantees performance and safety levels and subsequently extends the lifespan. However, traditional maintenance also requires a significant amount of servicing. This can be reduced by digitally and remotely monitoring Speedgates 24/7. This allows for remote diagnoses. You can establish what needs to be maintained and when, which can then be followed up with remote support. All the available data will ultimately also help to develop better products which will have less of an impact on the environment.