Moveable Closures Provide Increased Utility As Well As Security
Part of a community center’s ability to provide long term value to the public lies in the flexibility of the space. This means accommodating different schedules, different abilities, and different activity types. The latter can change dramatically over the lifetime of the building because cultural trends come and go and new needs surface.
The need for flexibility can create safety and security challenges, as most facilities aren’t able to stay open 24 hours a day. But allowing for different activities at different times of the day means greater utility for the community center overall. This is especially true in situations where staff are available for some areas but not others.
The solution lies in the ability to close off access to unsupervised areas while leaving others open. Dynamic Closures provides an incredible variety of security grilles that provide effective security without compromising aesthetic appeal or design intent.
Thanks to the variety of materials we provide, our security closures come with a long list of use cases for community centers. Here are just a few:
- Protecting the safety of users by closing off entrances to pools, hot tubs, gyms, and other potentially hazardous areas when unsupervised.
- Guarding against theft of resources through visual as well as physical barriers.
- Aiding in the creation of revenue-generating and/or rental spaces like snack counters, gift shops, temporary exhibition spaces, classrooms, and meeting rooms.
- Giving parents the ability to see into a children’s play area even when the children are securely contained.
Endless Options In Look And Feel
You can choose from a variety of opacity effects, patterns, finishes and colors for your application. Your closure can be almost any height up to 14’ tall (or taller with custom orders – we’ve created doors up to 25’ tall). The doors can be almost any width, and can include curves or corners (we create custom curved tracks in-house for better price and faster delivery times).
Created with light but robust materials like aluminum, stainless steel, and/or polycarbonate, a Dynamic door is designed to be tamper proof and durable. Our doors have a variety of locking options, including maglocks that can be integrated into BAS (building automation systems).
You can start exploring our door types below, or call our highly experienced Customer Support team for time-saving recommendations.
Solutions For Information Counters And Full Height Entrances
Side Folding Doors
Choose a side folding door if you need curves or corners, or if you want to provide an emergency egress “door within a door” that’s optionally ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.
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Overhead Rolling Doors
If you don’t have room at the sides of the door for the curtain storage pocket, choose an overhead rolling door. They’re also perfect for situations where a motorized operator is desired.
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For securing payment collection equipment, badge creation tools, and computers, counter shutters are perfect for reception desks and offices. Our cabinet shutters are virtually tamper proof and are easy to re-key with either SFIC locks or 1” mortise locks with updateable cores. Additional bolting is also available.
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Providing Better Long Term Value For Community Centers
Community centers and multi-use recreational complexes (MURCs) have an increasingly vital role to play in fostering prosperity in the areas they serve.
Shared spaces that are easy to access and that provide attractive resources and programs invigorate their communities in many ways. They not only have a profound effect on the physical and mental health of the users, they also improve social interconnectedness, increase nearby property values, and ultimately encourage business investment in the vicinity. The positive impact on the well being of children and youth in particular goes well beyond the immediate economic returns and can improve the
outcomes for many generations.
Finding ways to illustrate the long term value of your design to stakeholders is important. Many of them are concerned about the bottom line, not only with initial construction costs but in terms of short term operational costs.
Providing a design that will help the facility reduce ongoing operational costs can go a long way to getting approval for your design. For example, smart spending on a more efficient HVAC system will help reduce heating and cooling costs over time. Including optional revenue generating opportunities can help ease cost recovery fears and ensure relevance for the facility for the long term.
If you have questions about our security closures, we encourage you to contact us.
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