Did you know that 80% of germs are spread via hands? Here at LaForce and Electronic Security Systems we have several types of door hardware that can aid in the prevention of spreading germs and infectious diseases. We offer a variety of products to meet different needs and budgets.
In healthcare settings it is common to see automatic door operators. An electronic door opener automatically opens a door upon approach with use of a motion sensor or by use of an actuator, such as a push button. There are options available that are “touchless” in which the actuator uses a common motion sensor to allow door activation. Motion sensors can be used on a variety of openings such as sliding doors, swinging doors, low energy operators, overhead doors, and more. These types of actuators are available in different sizes and installation applications.
Arm and Foot Pulls:
Arm and foot pulls are quick, easy and cost-effective solutions to open a door without touching a handle or lever with your hands. This type of hardware is attached to the door and can be used by pulling with your foot, arm or elbow. We offer a variety of options including stainless steel base material, copper anti-microbial material, anti-microbial coating over stainless steel, and multiple finishes. These types of products are perfect in areas such as restrooms, restaurants, and healthcare facilities.
“Healthy Hardware” Options:
On openings where pushing or pulling a mechanical door handle or lever is necessary, we can offer “Healthy Hardware” from our partners at TRIMCO. Some of the benefits of this hardware include:
- Kills 99.9% of bacteria in 2 hours.
- Not a coating and won’t wear off! Will continue to kill bacteria for the lifetime of the product.
- Looks like stainless steel to match other hardware products.
- Wide range of hardware and touch surfaces available.
The “Healthy Hardware” line includes multiple options such as push/pull plates, hospital push/pull latches, grab bars, ultimate restroom pulls and much more. They even offer custom products so that you can get exactly what you are looking for.
“Hands-Free” Access Control Technology:
Another option becoming popular is “hands-free” access control technology. Our friends over at Openpath have products on the market that use cellular, WIFI, and Bluetooth technology to create hands-free credentials which allows you to walk up to an opening with your mobile credential to grant you entry without needing to take your smartphone out of your pocket or your bag.
Contact us today to get started. We can help determine which doors makes the most sense to apply this type of hardware to. We can also help with your building code questions when altering a door, especially when it involves fire doors and egress specifications.