Australian auto-door glass has become more common than people realize, according to a new study from a leading Australian business and research group.
The results show that Australians are much less likely than other nations to install the glass, which has a range of uses, including emergency access and door shutters, and even when it is installed properly.
“Australians are more likely than many other countries to use semi automatic doors,” said lead author of the new research, Mark Gwynne, who also holds a PhD in economics from Griffith University.
“This is partly due to the way that Australian auto doors are built and to the fact that Australian law does not require automatic doors to be in a locked position.
But the trend of Australians using automatic doors is significant and could have implications for safety in the home.”
A number of studies have shown that Australians generally prefer to leave a door open when it needs to be, and have been known to use a door lock in the event of a fire, or when the occupant needs to access the house.
Australia has strict auto-entry laws that require auto-lock and self-check gates, and the laws are widely seen as effective in preventing burglars and other thieves.
Gwynnes findings, published in the Journal of Applied Economics, show that despite these laws, Australians do not seem to be installing automatic doors in the majority of homes they own, and that the trend is likely to continue.
He found that a quarter of Australians did not use any type of automatic door when it was installed, compared with 17 per cent of Australians who did.
“While Australians are more inclined to use doors that are automatically locked, they are more reluctant to use these doors when they are not in a fully automatic position,” he said.
“In Australia, many people are still using semi automatic locks when it’s not safe to do so, and there is no standard way of installing these automatic doors.”
In some cases, they may have used a locking device that required a key, but this is not mandatory.
“So it is very important that people understand that, even when they do use an automatic door in a home, it is not required to use it fully automatically.”
Automatic doors can also be installed on vehicles that are not fully equipped with self-checking or self-locking doors.
“If a door is in an unlocked position, the door may be unlocked but not in an automatic mode,” Gwynes study found.
He also said that Australians were not using them in a way that would be unsafe, given that they are usually designed to be used in an emergency situation. “
The more Australians install them, the more likely they are to be affected by these issues.”
He also said that Australians were not using them in a way that would be unsafe, given that they are usually designed to be used in an emergency situation.
“When people are going to be using automatic door systems, they will typically use them to enter the house in the case of an emergency,” he added.
“And if you are in a self-service service, they can be used to lock down the door and then open it when someone calls in an urgent emergency.”
While the most common reason people install an automatic opening is to access a home from outside, there are other, more general reasons for people to use them.
“That’s why we need to make sure that Australians understand the potential dangers of installing self-locked doors.” “
Many Australians are very careful about their health and are not always aware of the ways in which they can harm themselves or others,” he told the ABC.
“That’s why we need to make sure that Australians understand the potential dangers of installing self-locked doors.”
The study also looked at how Australians were installing the glass on a variety of other types of doors, and found that there were a variety in the way they were installed.
“Our findings indicate that a large majority of Australian homeowners would rather not install semi automatic or fully automatic doors when it comes to their home,” said Dr Gwyns.
“Even though they are installed in a locking or self checking mode, many Australians may choose to install them when the situation calls for it, when it can be safer to do this than not do so.”
As a result, many of these people may install them in the wrong place, or with the wrong method, and be at greater risk of injury or death.
“They also need to know how to safely install and use them.
The more that people know about how they can safely install them and use the glass properly, the safer they are at home.”
The research, entitled How Australia is Not Using Automatic Door Glass, was published in Journal of Economics.
A number, including the Australian Automobile Association and the National Automobile Dealers Association, have called for an overhaul of Australia’s auto-opening laws.