Increase Student and Campus Safety by Reducing the Spread of Germs

Hands spread more than 80% of viruses, making health and safety a concern for campus buildings.

Increase Student and Campus Safety by Reducing the Spread of Germs

When facilities do not promote touchless access, it can: cause germs to spread quickly, leave students, staff, and visitors vulnerable to viruses and infections, discourage traffic flow, and cause groups of people to gather unnecessarily.

As campuses worldwide take steps to resume normal operations, there is a need for infection prevention and control in public and shared spaces. Effective procedures and protocols are essential, but there are also a number of physical solutions which can help reduce risk and exposure to COVID-19 and other viruses.

With 2-10 million bacteria on a person’s fingertips at any given time, commonly touched surfaces are a breeding ground for germs and sickness. One of the most touched surfaces in any building is a door handle. Touch-free buttons are an immediate, easy and sufficient solution to help reduce the spread of germs.

Stop the transmission of viruses with products like touchless or hands-free door opening devices.

Safety Technology International (STI) offers an easy-to-use NoTouch® IR Switches, with NoTouch technology. The convenient and secure contactless button allows a user to exit or enter a building without touching a door. To activate, the user must simply wave their hand in front of the touchless 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 helps prevent germs from transferring to hundreds of hands and surfaces, helping to promote health and safety. Models constructed of stainless steel or cast aluminum.

Setting the NoTouch IR switch apart from competitor models, STI’s durable and long-lasting button offers:

Safety. The need for infection prevention in spaces has increased. Effective procedures are essential. The NoTouch IR Switch is a simple solution to help safely protect users and inhibit the risk of growth and exposure to bacteria.

Confidence. NoTouch active infrared delivers unprecedented technology to easily detect the motion of a user’s hand waving in front of the touchless button to unlatch the time adjustable door.

Choices. Models constructed of medical/food grade 304 stainless steel or heavy-duty cast aluminum. The cast aluminum IR switch includes three interchangeable snap-in illuminated messages (white OPEN, green EXIT, blue EXIT), and is customizable. Both switches offer a dual color status LED that allows installers to choose color indicators (green/red or red/green).

Safety and quick reaction time have also become a greater concern for schools and universities. Capable of being activated with an elbow, STI’s easy-to-use lockdown push buttons allow a user to perform an effective and confident action when needed. The multipurpose buttons are available in six colors, offered with lockdown, emergency or custom labeling, and several switch choices.

Another problem solver, the Theft Stopper® alarm helps prevent theft of costly fire extinguishers. When the extinguisher is moved from its normal position, the device emits a piercing siren which attracts attention, prevents misuse, and ensures the extinguisher is available when needed for a fire.

STI also offers strong and durable wire guards to protect smoke detectors, exit signs, clocks, strobes, speakers and more.

Rely on STI® for covers, cages, alarms and buttons. For more information on Safety Technology International’s solutions to school and university campus problems, visit their website www.sti-usa.com/cs77 or call 248-673-9898.

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