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Touch-free automated entrances are safer

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As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are increasingly turning to technology to stabilise everyday life – with security and access control being top areas of consideration. Dormakaba’s touch-free automated entrance solutions are recognised and sought after by operators in several commercial sectors including healthcare, education, retail and hospitality.

Infections small and severe, such as the common cold, E-coli, Staphylococcus aureas, as well as fungal and viral infections including various forms of coronavirus like COVID-19, can be present on doorknobs. Even though the longevity of every virus and bacteria is unique, some can survive on indoor surfaces for more than seven days.

Dormakaba continues to push the value of its no-touch automated solutions because, as the company explains, by installing sterile entrance solutions such as automatic sliding or swinging doors, infection risks at high-traffic buildings can be reduced.

These responsive doors use smart sensors to determine when to open or close, eliminating the need for handling a doorknob. Some of these entrance systems might even tap into radio remote control or facial recognition tools to open.

Even though doorknobs are far from the only way people can catch illnesses like COVID-19, optimising them is among a complex set of solutions to improve public health holistically.

You can find more information about access solutions for hygiene at https://www.dormakaba.com/za-en/products—solutions-/solutions/hygiene-and-infection-protection

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