Most diseases spread through direct contact. Someone gets sick after touching an infected object then goes on to infect other objects and other people. Communal spaces are particularly vulnerable to these types of illnesses. The more points of contact there are, the more opportunities there are to pick up and transmit disease.
Because everyone needs to use the door, door handles are normally where you’ll find the highest concentration of viruses and bacteria. It’s possible to avoid this problem by sanitizing your doorways every few hours throughout the day, but given the time and effort involved, switching to a contactless entry system is far more cost-effective.
By reducing common touchpoints, contactless entryways dramatically slow the spread of germs while still granting easy access to customers and staff. They’re simple to install and can be retrofitted to almost any entry system.
Though most of us are familiar with sliding glass doors, any standard door can be converted into an automatic door with the right equipment. Optic, motion, or pressure sensors can be installed, connected to a motor and guide rails that ensure the door opens smoothly whenever someone approaches it.
Smart Card Scanners
For companies that need to control access to their building or sections of it, fob and card scanners allow authorized employees to activate automatic doors without touching a lock or electronic mechanism, such as a keypad.
Optical sensors can be employed to monitor entrance points as well, triggered automatically by the keycard or fob. As the employee approaches the door, the camera switches on so the employee’s identity can be verified by security personnel before granting access.
Businesses can even install systems that allow their employees to unlock doors with their smartphones. Because these systems operate via a LAN/WAN connection, they’re easy to scale, allowing them to build an extensive security network without rewiring the entire building.