Facilities Reduce the Spread of Germs at Touchpoints with Hands-Free Access Control

Hygienic solutions for hands-free access and egress for facilities, businesses, schools or where reducing the transmission of germs has become essential to public safety.

Facilities Reduce the Spread of Germs at Touchpoints with Hands-Free Access Control

Hands spread more than 80% of viruses, making health and safety a concern for public buildings.

When facilities do not promote touchless access, it can: cause germs to spread quickly, leave employees and visitors vulnerable to viruses and infections, discourage traffic flow, and cause groups of people to gather unnecessarily at a locked door.

As buildings worldwide resume normal operations, there is a need for infection prevention and control in public and shared spaces. Effective procedures and protocols are essential, but there are also several physical solutions which can help reduce risk and exposure to viruses.

With 2-10 million bacteria on a person’s fingertips at any given time, commonly touched surfaces are a breeding ground for germs and sickness. One of the most touched surfaces in any building is a door handle. Touch-free buttons are an immediate, easy and sufficient solution to help reduce the spread of germs.

Stop the transmission of viruses with products like touchless or hands-free door opening devices.

Safety Technology International (STI) offers an easy-to-use NoTouch® IR Switch with no touch technology. The convenient and secure contactless button allows a user to exit or enter a building without touching a door. To activate, the user must simply wave their hand in front of the motion sensor switch. The active infrared is designed to detect the movement of a wave, send an electrical signal to the door operator, and unlatch the time adjustable door. The touch-free action helps prevent germs from transferring to hundreds of hands and surfaces, helping to promote health and safety. Models constructed of stainless steel.

Setting the NoTouch IR switch apart from competitor models, STI’s durable and long-lasting button offers:

Safety. The need for infection prevention in spaces has increased. Effective procedures are essential. The NoTouch IR Switch is a simple solution to help safely protect users and inhibit the risk of growth and exposure to bacteria.

Confidence. NoTouch active infrared delivers unprecedented technology to easily detect the motion of a user’s hand waving in front of the touchless button to unlatch the time adjustable door.

Choices. Constructed of medical/food grade 304 stainless steel, switches are offered with double-gang, single-gang or slim/mullion mount with a back box. Label options include EXIT, OPEN or an exit symbol. They offer a dual color status LED that allows installers to choose color indicators (green/red or red/green).

Safety and quick reaction time have also become a greater concern for public buildings. Capable of being activated with an elbow, STI’s easy-to-use lockdown push buttons allow a user to perform an effective and confident action when needed. The multipurpose buttons are available in six colors, offered with lockdown, emergency or custom labeling, and several switch choices.

Another problem solver, the Theft Stopper® alarm helps prevent theft of costly fire extinguishers. When the extinguisher is moved from its normal position, the device emits a piercing siren which attracts attention, prevents misuse, and ensures the extinguisher is available when needed for a fire.

STI also offers strong and durable wire guards to protect smoke detectors, exit signs, clocks, strobes, speakers and more.

Rely on STI® for covers, cages, alarms and buttons. For more information on Safety Technology International’s solutions to school and university campus problems, visit their website www.sti-usa.com/sesa105 or call 248-673-9898.

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