Touchless buttons ease access in post Covid era

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (UK)

STI Notouch buttons work using infrared technology

 How we interact with our environment has changed since the advent of Covid-19 , and listening to the calls of customers throughout the pandemic Safety Technology International has sought a solution for contactless entries and exits.

As businesses begin to reopen and the public sector unlocks, access control will play a key role in infection control – keeping employees, customers, and the general public safe from transmission.

Honouring the problem-solving blueprint of company founder Jack Taylor, the inventor of the original Stopper protective cover, the new Notouch buttons harness the power of current infrared technology to stem the spread of Covid-19.

When used in conjunction with an automatic door opener or hands-free foot plate, as suggested by the Health and Safety Executive, the buttons provide a completely touchless entry and exit system, requiring no physical contact at all.

To activate the Notouch Button, a person must simply wave or gesture their hand in front of the infrared sensor at a variable detection range. The device will detect this motion, indicated by dual colour status LEDs, then open or unlatch the door for an adjustable amount of time, without the user needing to touch a button.

The buttons are available in both cast aluminium (NT-CA), for industrial applications, and medical/food grade stainless steel, making them ideal for hospitals and health care facilities.

A choice of standard text options, custom labelling, and flush or surface buttons allow the contactless access control range to be used in a variety of settings.

Models available include mullion and European single gang – and slightly oversized faceplates allow units to retrofit over previous installations.


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