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Avoiding Germs With Hands-Free Hardware

by Stacey Simmons
Thanks for your great feedback and questions about our newsletter earlier this week! There is a lot of interest in hands-free hardware so let’s dive deeper.
Auto Operators
Auto operators can be installed on a variety of doors. Most often, they are used on main building entries, suite entries, and restrooms. Operators can be integrated with access control systems so that people must use a valid fob before the operator will activate. Operators were initially introduced to comply with ADA standards but are also helpful for delivery carts, parents with strollers, and of course, hands-free entry.

Operators can reduce the volume of touching in a few ways: Standard buttons can be tapped with an elbow to activate. If linked to access control, the operator can automatically open with the use of a fob. There are also “wave technologies” that recognize motion near the button and initiate the operator without any physical contact. FedLock can install new operators or potentially modify existing ones.

There are other hands-free hardware such as motion sensors and magnetic locks, foot pulls, and exit devices. These products can be used with an elbow, forearm, or foot to minimize the spread of germs. Some of these options can also be integrated with access control to maintain current security levels. In our 30 years of business, we’ve seen it all. We’re here as a resource so don’t hesitate to contact us with questions. or 703-525-1436