Digital push-button combination locks are used on many doors in hospitals, residential care homes, businesses and schools the world over for the control of pedestrian access. However, with the arrival of the novel coronavirus, high touch surfaces like these are now a potential transmission surface for COVID-19, as referenced in this recent article by the BBC.
But a British lock manufacturer has developed an innovative solution designed to help control the transmission of the coronavirus and it only takes minutes to fit and start working to control at mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Borg Locks (UK) based in Essex, has patented a physical copper alloy shield specifically designed to limit the transmission of COVID-19 on their digital push-button combination locks.
Called the Cu-Shield, this is the world’s first keypad shield which can be retrofitted to existing keypad locks in high-transmission areas within hospitals, residential care homes, schools and businesses.
John Hyslop, Managing Director of Borg Locks (UK) said: “In our everyday lives we constantly open and close doors, touch and turn locks, pull and push door handles. Before you next put your hand on a door or lock, think about how many other hands or fingers might have touched that surface since it was last disinfected. The number might surprise you!”
“People are now asking themselves, ‘Could I catch coronavirus from a door handle?’ and we want to give them peace of mind. That’s why we came up with the idea of creating the Cu-Shield for our most popular digital lock designs. Made from a high copper content alloy (>60%), its inherent and continuous antimicrobial action due to the virus-killing power of copper, means that the copper-touch surface never stops killing any viruses and pathogens that are present.”
He continues: “Copper has been scientifically proven to limit the life of COVID-19 on a surface when put up against other materials. The surface properties of copper kill the virus rapidly upon contact in as little as four hours rather than lingering for days on other metallic materials. The subject has been covered in depth in both scientific and national press. Copper wins and is proven in the fight to control the spread of the coronavirus.”
In another innovative turn, the Cu-Shield can be retrofitted to existing Borg locks in under 15 minutes and doesn’t require any specialist skills or labour, meaning the potential spread of the coronavirus can be reduced right away.
John finished: “Borg Locks are already trusted by many hospitals, residential care homes, businesses and schools to control pedestrian access. Now, with the release of the Cu-Shield, we can add the protection of employees and the general public from COVID-19 to that commitment as well.”
Visit here on the Borg Locks website for more information and to order the Cu-Shield for your business today, contact the Sales Department on 01708 225700, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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