Automatic doors can be routinely found across many hospitals, care-homes, warehouses and retail environments, offering an extra level of hygiene protection for high footfall areas, alongside increased accessibility.
With hands being a major source of infection spread, it’s no surprise that door handles are hot spots for bacteria. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, it’s essential to reduce hand contact with outside objects, and touchless activation doors are an agile solution that can blend seamlessly with their surroundings.
- Touchless door activation reduces hand contact with outside door handles, a major source of contamination
- Anti-microbial finishes ensure bacteria and viruses can’t survive on activation pads
- A range of touchless door opening options are available to suit the buildings needs
ANTI BAC SWITCHES
Our Automatic Door Sensors are equipped with an anti-bacterial switch which is protected with SteriTouch®, an antimicrobial technology designed to ensure hygiene is of paramount importance.
Sensors like these can be found within hospitals, care homes, clean rooms and food preparation environments.
Anti-Bacterial switches utilise silver ion technology which provides a lasting anti-microbial finish for the door sensors, protecting them from 99% of bacteria.
The switches are easy to clean, as they are designed to be non-scratch, anti-reflective and non-porous to control the growth of bacteria and fungi, with no effect on the finish of the product.
All products containing SteriTouch® are tested in an independent laboratory and are proven to be at least 99.9% effective.
Even better, anti-bacterial switches sense activation from up to 50mm away, so there is no touch required at all.
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J-Wave are infrared switches with a touchless design engineered to prevent the spread of germs and infection by eliminating the need for contact.
It has a slimline jamb style, giving a sleek look when installed alongside LED illumination making it easy to find even in low light areas.
J-Wave have quick reaction times and can intelligently detect a hand movement between 10-30cm in front of the switch.
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Key fobs are a well-known form of touchless activation where proximity fobs (usually on keychains) are presented to the reader and the door opening system is activated.
Not only do these key fobs offer an increased level of hygiene, but they also offer additional access security.
There is a level of authentication between the fob and reader, like a password exchange, meaning only those whose fobs have been programmed with the reader will be granted access.
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A key part of preventing infection spread…
Not only can touchless activation slow the spread of COVID-19, automated door systems could play a large factor in preventing another outbreak, ensuring good hygiene and reduced contact with contamination points.
If you would like to find out more about how automatic door systems can help prevent the spread of infection, please get in touch with us and one of our team will be happy to answer your questions.
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