Wall beds are fairly easy for the average consumer to open and shut, with a few exceptions. While they do not require much strength, individuals with dexterity issues or who could not readily reach the handle may find this task more difficult. Exact heights vary by model, but handles/handle moldings may be upwards of 45" high. The transition between positions is very smooth; the bed does not move quickly, but the user must keep ahold of the frame when opening or closing it, and the assistance of a second person may be helpful or necessary for such individuals. Additionally, there are potential pinch points where the bed folds into the frame, and small children should not be allowed to maneuver the wall bed.