The Most Unconventional Home Doors You’ve Ever Seen
Mar 2012 19

Doors. Not what you would typically associate with being technologically advanced or cool for that matter. Normally doors are just a functional object, first on the home furniture requirement sheet and last to be noticed.

However doors don’t have to take up this background position, aside from technology doors can form the focal point of any interior design scheme. Futuristic and technologically advanced doors worthy of the ‘Peacock’ appellation push things to a totally different level. Whether you are just trying to show off or you are trying to keep out a zombie invasion there are crazy technological door innovations out there for you.

We have tried to compile a list of cool and technologically far out doors to wet your appetite. Some you might want for your home, others you might not want to get locked in behind.

The Maxdoor

The Maxdoor

The Maxdoor

Designed by a team of what can only be described as crackpot Brazilians, the Maxdoor is crazy combination of today’s technology and tomorrows design concept. Looking like the entry door to a tie fighter the door uses a direct mains connection to power all kinds of interesting features. A list of features includes; remote locking, MP3 player, hidden mailbox, spyhole camera, backlit number display, extreme locking system and a magnetic acoustic system. It can also run on its batteries for a week, after which I guess you had better have escaped.

The Ping Pong Door

The Ping Pong Door

The Ping Pong Door

Not particularly technologically advanced but very very cool! The ping pong door transforms a regular boring internal door into a functional and fun way to burn a few hours. With the flip of a hinge you can be battling your guest or colleague at a classic Olympic sport. If things take a turn for the crazy it can also double up as a mini beer pong table.

Fingerprint Recognition Door Locks

Fingerprint Recognition Door

Fingerprint Recognition Door

Not so much a technologically advanced door but a technologically advanced piece of door hardware. It doesn’t seem long ago that fingerprint detection systems were a technology limited to Bond and Bourne films… Now you can have your very own front door adorned with a fingerprint detection system. There are a number of options which range from $150 – $700 depending on sophistication and security; you will probably need to hire a locksmith however to ensure a good installation.

Fort Knox

Fort Knox Door

Fort Knox Door

A door that none of us will probably ever see and if we did; it would either be because of a $270bn heist or the fact we did very well at school. Either way the grandeur and technology of the 20-ton front door cannot be argued with. Every bit the sort of door you would expect to be protecting aliens, vast amounts of morphine, 2% of the world’s gold and any other suggested substance… Drill, fireproof and over 25 inches thick; impressive.

The Automatic Door With A Twist

Automatic Door With A Twist

Automatic Door With A Twist

This door pushes the boundaries of how you expect a door to work. Instead of opening conventionally inwards or outwards this door is segmented into tiny stips and uses sensors to pull each segment outwards to the exact size of the person walking through it. You can stick just your hand up to it and the sensors will open a space large enough for your limb. It really has got that science fiction feel to it.

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