Contactless IR Switches from STI Prevent The Spread of Germs
June 27, 2021
Hands spread more than 80% of viruses, making health and safety a concern for facilities. With 2-10 million bacteria on a person’s fingertips, commonly touched surfaces are a breeding ground for germs. One of the most touched surfaces is a door handle. Using a touch-free button is an easy solution to help reduce viruses.
Helping to adapt to this new post-pandemic situation, STI announces their NoTouch® IR Switches aid in minimizing physical contact and reduce the risk of virus contraction.
To exit or enter a building without touching the door, a user must simply wave their hand in front of the contactless button. The active infrared is designed to detect the motion of a wave, send an electrical signal to the door operator, and unlatch the time adjustable door. The touch-free action prevents germs from transferring to hundreds of hands and surfaces, helping to promote health and safety.
NoTouch IR Switches are constructed of medical/food grade 304 stainless steel (NT-SS series) or heavy-duty die cast aluminum (NT-CA series). The switches have a dual color status LED (green/red or red/green), and an approximate 1.5~6 inch detection range. Stainless steel button is available with operating instruction options: OPEN, EXIT or a door symbol. Cast aluminum button includes three interchangeable snap-in illuminated messages (white OPEN, green EXIT, blue EXIT), and is customizable.