There is no denying that the effects of COVID- 19 will have a lasting impact on society.
No matter when you are allowed to or plan to reopen your business, preparing for that day is a must. With discussions about how to create a safer and more hygienic experience for employees and customers, many businesses have begun to adapt by offering contactless pickup, touchless hand dryers in the bathroom, or having employees wear masks. But what about one of the most touched surfaces in places such as a public bathrooms, offices, retail stores, and restaurants – the door handles. Automatic doors are an easy solution to help prevent the spread of germs and create touch-free access to places that customers and employees need to enter.
Contact-free doors are becoming essential in today’s landscape. Healthcare facilities, office buildings, convention centers, and other public spaces are a breeding ground for germs. The less we touch, the less likely we are to transfer germs from person-to-person. With a hands-free door opening, you can keep your hands clean from entrance to exit.
All types of swing doors can be easily upgraded to open touchlessly using a Low Energy Door Operator paired with a wave-to-open switch, RF device, and/or remote control fob. Wave-to-open sensors, motion sensors and wireless transmitters provide hygienic solutions for hands-free access and egress.
A low energy door operator is the central player that enables a variety of swing doors to open hands-free, working in combination with your choice of Wave-to-open switch, RF device or Remote control fob. Norton door operators can work alone or in concert with fire alarm, access control and other building automation systems. When automated lock control is needed, Norton door operators pair easily with electric strikes.
A Passive Infrared Request to Exit Device is a motion detector specifically designed to reliably release magnetic locks. A person approaching the door is "seen" by the motion detector just before reaching the door. Versatile mounting options and an easily adjustable infrared beam pattern provide optimal coverage of the egress area for smooth, hands-free lock release and exit.
Rockwood Arm and Foot Pulls
Today’s environment requires less contact with surfaces that are commonly touched to help reduce the transmission of germs. A hands-free door opening can minimize a multitude of skin-to-surface touchpoints throughout the day.
Rockwood arm and foot pulls are easy, cost-effective options for hands-free door operation in new and pre-existing aluminum, metal or wood openings, such as entrances, corridors and restrooms.
MicroShield uses proven silver ion-based technology from Agion®, a leading provider of antimicrobial solutions, to stem the spread of bacteria and other microbes. The hardware on highly-trafficked door openings in buildings is a prime location for bacteria and other microbes. Door pulls, levers and exit devices are touched continuously by people going in and out. Organisms can live on these surfaces for hours.
To assist with reduction of these organisms, ASSA ABLOY Group companies offer MicroShield®, an anti-microbial coating for door hardware. MicroShield uses proven silver ion-based technology from Agion®, a leading provider of antimicrobial solutions, to stem the spread of bacteria and other microbes. MicroShield is effective against a broad range of Bacterias, Molds, Fungis, Algaes and Mildews.
MicroShield® is a silver ion-based hardware finish that continuously destroys organisms in three ways – by attacking the cell wall, interrupting metabolism and preventing reproduction.