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Decrease Bacteria With Touchless Door Hardware

COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, has become an international conversation. It has changed the way we live, from wearing face masks in public spaces to social distancing in order to combat the spread of the virus. Developments continue to be made both in what is known about the virus but also in how to combat its spread. 

While hygiene and health have always been valid concerns for any business or public space, moving forward we can expect to see it become of primary importance when it comes to finding ways to prevent the spread of germs. In the future, particularly once the immediate concern over Coronavirus has subsided, health and hygiene measures are going to continue to be a primary concern. 

Touchless door hardware can cut down on cross contamination and the spread of future viruses and common illnesses alike. A study produced by the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) placed bacteria on door handles in office buildings. Within two to four hours, about 50% of the office had been infected by the virus. By cutting down on contact with the infected door handle, the risk of contracting the virus was cut by up 80-90%. 

As more and more businesses look for ways to operate in a more hygienic and healthy way, a desire for touchless door hardware and other forms of contactless entry will continue to grow. 

Types of Touchless Entry

Automatic Sliding Doors

Automatic Sliding Doors can either be a single door sliding in one direction or bi-parting doors where each door leaf slides open to allow entry or exit. You see these types of doors in retail spaces, hospitals and other locations that prefer a touchless, hands-free entry option. Aside from the anti-bacterial properties this type of entry provides, they can also help businesses increase energy savings by preventing a loss of energy. Click to learn more about Automatic Doors.

Touchless Door Activation 

There are many options when it comes to touchless door activation systems. Most are not only ADA compliant, but also can help cut down on the spread of bacteria. These systems allow people to activate the automatic door system simply by waving their hand in front of the installed sensor. 

Touchless Access Control 

When security and discretion with regards to entry are of primary importance, a touchless access control system is the best solution. Operated by either a keycard key fob, these contactless access control systems are linked to a security system that dictates who can and cannot enter. Click to learn more about Access Control Systems. 

Contact Vortex Doors and our knowledgeable team can help you navigate deciding which Touchless Door Hardware is right for you and your business. Request your free estimate here or contact us at 800-698-6783.

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