Borg have made the world’s first copper-touch combination locks, named their “Cu-Shield” range. The Cu-Shield has been carefully designed, manufactured and patented by Borg Locks to encase the complete digital lock. It is not an applied finish or surface coating; they are physically forged and machined from a high-content copper alloy (minimum 60% copper content), and has also been tested to ISO 22196:2011.
Copper alloy is known to kill viruses rapidly upon contact, between touches and between cleans. It also offers long term antimicrobial performance that last the lifetime of the product.
Whilst having the look of brushed brass, the high copper content of the Cu-Shield means that it significantly and continuously reduces the microbial loading on touch surfaces in between existing cleaning episodes. The Cu-Shield will retain its rapid kill properties against known pathogens, despite natural oxidisation, which may occur over time.
Extensive scientific research demonstrates that corona viruses are proven to be rapidly and completely destroyed on contact with copper and copper alloys. This is a stark contrast to other popular metallic door hardware materials, on which pathogens persist for several days.
The Cu-Shield 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 alike.
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