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Healthy and Hands-Free Hardware Solutions

by Stacey Simmons
“Healthy hardware” isn’t new but it’s getting a lot of attention lately. We’re here to help navigate the best solutions for your building’s needs. Below are some great products to consider.

Antimicrobial Finish:

  • Silver-based plating process that helps inhibit growth of bacteria, mold and mildew.
  • Permanent part of the finish; cannot be added after the hardware is installed.
  • EPA and FDA approved for use on medical and food preparation equipment.
  • Available in cylindrical locks, mortise locks, pull handles, exit devices and more.


  • When cleaned regularly, uncoated copper alloy surfaces kill 99.9% of many bacteria (including E. coli, MRSA, Staphylococcus and more) within 2 hours of exposure.
  • Continues to kill bacteria for the life of the product
  • Looks like stainless steel to match other hardware
  • Available in door pulls, push plates, exit devices, mortise locks and more.

Hands Free

  • Allows tenants and visitors to open doors with minimal or no touching
  • Can be retrofitted to work with existing door hardware
  • Includes foot pulls, motion sensors and more

Auto Operators

  • Allows tenants and visitors to open doors hands-free
  • Meets ADA standards and fire code
  • Can be integrated with access control to work with fobs