Hands-Free Bathroom Doors For Coronavirus Mitigation

By Brian Rhodes, Published Apr 10, 2020, 07:42am EDT

Coronavirus has increased concerns about picking up germs, especially from bathrooms.

Instead of cleaning handles after every user, companies have started pitching interesting, but costly, automatic operator solutions for hands-free door operation.

Inside we examine one manufacturer's 'hands-free' pitch, break down the costs, look at similar solutions, and discuss other non-powered solutions.

Door ********* ** ***** ***********

*** ******* ** ***** operators ** ************* **** doors ** **** *** spread ** ***** ** not *** - * benefit ** ********* ***** **** ********* ** Fight ***********.

*******, ***** ******* **** been ********* ********* ** perimeter/high ****** ***** *** not ******** *****.

*** *********** ***** ** changing ****.

Using **** ********* ** *********

******** ********** ** ******** *** ******** ********* a **** ******** *** two *****-**** ******* *** retrofit ** ***** ***** 'contamination ******* ** ********' like *********:

** **** **********, **** system ** ****** ** work **** ******* ** truly ** '*****-****' ** trigger **** ******* **** either ****, *** ************ ********** ********* ** **** or **** **** *** door ********** ****** *****.

Hands-Free **** ********

****** ********* '*****-****' ** taking *** ******** * step *******. **** ******** uses ********* **** *** been **** ** ****** and **** ********** *** many *****.

*****-****/****-**** ********* ** ******** because *** ********* ***** 'No *****' ********** *******. With ***** *****'****' ***** ** ***** of *** ** ******(******* ** ********** ******** a ****-******) *** *** operator ** ********* ** open:

**** ****** ** *** connected ** ** ****** system, *** *** *********** readers/credentials ****, ** ** is *** ******** ** keep ***** ******.

SDC's ******** ******** ** ******

**** *** ******** ******** the ****** *** *********, new *********** ***** ** doors (**** *********) ***** smaller ** **** ******** operators *** ******** **** heavy-duty $*,***+ ***** ******* perimeter *****. *** **** the *****-**** ***** (**** SDC's) *** ***** ****** add-ons.

*** ***** ** ***** SDC's '*****-****' *** ** ~$1,400 ** ******** ********** alone. ****** ****** ******* one ********* ****** **~$*,****** *** *****-**** ******* Buttons **~$***.**** ***** **** *** include ****, *****, *** install ***** ***** **** typically *** ******** ********, perhaps **** *********, ****.

*******, ***** *** ******* prices ** *********** ********* and ********, ***'* *** is ****** ** *** lower *** ** ******* options (***** $*,***+ *** a *** **** ******** and ******* *******).

Competitive **** ****** ******

***** ******** **** *** generally ****** ****** **** SDC's. *** *******,******'* **** ****** *** runs ~$*,****** ******** *** ******** buttons **** **** ** physically ******* ** ****.

***** *** ******** ******* are **** ********* ** install *** *** ** wire, *** **** ** cleaning *** ******* ******** and ******** ********* ***** operation ******** ****** **** than *** ~$*** ******* asking *****.

Doorless ******** ********

******* ****** ** ***** sharing ***** ** ***** door ******* ** *** elimination ** ******** ***** altogether.

******** *** ****** ** public *********, ***** *** physical ****** ** *** bathroom *** **** ********* provide **** ******* ******* requiring *** *** ** hinged ********:

** ****** * *** of **** ******** ********* and **** *****-**** *****. For ***, ***** ********* and ****** ********* ******** to ****** **** **** volumes, ******** ********* **** fit ****. *******, *********** the **** *** ***** required *** ************ ** existing *********, ** ****** other '*****-****' ********* ** be * **** ********* and **** ********** ******.

Manual ******* '*****-****' ************

*******, ***** *** ***-********* options *** '*****-****' **** opening. ** ******* ******* in * ****** **********:****** ***** **** ****-**** $30 **** ******?

***** ******* ********* *** a ******** **** ** door **** **** *** feet ** ******** ** open ***** *** ** not **** ***** ** grasp **** **** *****.

*** ******* ** ****$**, ****-******** *****, *** StepNpull, ***** ***** **** a **** **** **** their ****:

*******, ***** ********* *** not ********* *** ********* and *** ******** *** risk ** **** ******/***** and *****, ***** **** expensive ******* **** ********* will ***.

Integrator ***********

*********** *** ******* ** lightweight ******** **** **** SDC's *** ***** ***********, there **** ** ************* to ***** ******** **** as '*****-****' ********* *** bathroom *** ***** ******** (non-security) *****.

*******, ***** **** ***** are *** ****** ********** for ******* ****** ******* either. ********** *** ******** doors, *** ******* ** the ******** ** ******-*******, not ********, ** ****** access ** ********.

****

**** ** **** *** think:

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*****, $*,*** *** * door-opening ******.

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***, ** ***** * thought **** *** ** be * **** ****** comment...

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*** **** ******, ****.

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**** *** **** ***** stops **** *** *********... I **** ***** ******, they’re ******. *’** ******* that *** *********** **** to **** **** ***.

********* *** **** ** the **** ****** ***** once ***** ******* *** north *** *****, *** all *** **** ***** easy ******** ** $*.**

****** * ** *** observant ** **** ****** don't **** ***** ***** in ** ******* ** the *******. * **** not **** ** **** truck ***** ****** * have **** ** * few ******** ******. ** don't **** **** *********** truck ***** **** - no *****/****** * ** similar. * ****** ******** seeing * ********* ** any *********. ** **** be * ********* ***** down *****.

***** *** ***** ******** out **** **** *** door **** ********* ****** exclusively.

****, ***** ******* ****.

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*'** ********

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...*** ** *** **** to **** * ******* of ******** ***** ** lick * ******** ********? That's **********.

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****’* *** ***** *** Coronavirus ****’* **** ****** of... ********* ***** **** no ***** ** *****.

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* **** * ***** of *****. *** ******* bathroom ********* ** **********.

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***** ** * **** long **** ** ****** in **** ***** **** you ****** ***** ****. I'm ****** **** ****'* near *** ***.

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**** **** ***** ** though. ** *** * challenge.

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******* *** ****** ** door **** *******

**** *****...

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* ****'* *** * sensor ** ****** ** someone ** ********* *** in *** ******* - would *** ***** **** or **-**** ** * child ** *** *** standing *****?

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****** *** *******. ***** door ******* (** **** tools) *** *** ***** to ** **** **** in ******** ***********/ ***** spread.

*** ******* ******* **** Brass *** ****-************ ******** is **** *** ****-********* in ******, ***** *****'* affect *** ******** ** a ***** **** *****-** or **** *** ***.

*** ****** ***** ** that ***** *** ******** 'self-disinfects', ** ***** ****. In *** **** ** brass, ** *** **** 3+ ***** ** **** and *** ******* **** and **** (*****) ********* by * **** *** interfere **** **** ******* and ******** *** **** even ****.

*** ******* ** **** many ****** *** *****/** infected ****** **** **** metal *** * ****** to **** ********.

** *******: ******** **** handles ********* ** ***** prudent **** ** *****/************* hardware ** ****.

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***? * ******* *** would **** **** **** a*****, **?

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***? * ******* *** would **** **** **** a *****, **?

*** *** *** ****. should ** **** ** Thursday.

*** * **** **** a ************ *** ***, totally ******* ** *********, willfully *** ********** ********* the *** **** ** permit *******.

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****** *** ******* ****. Cool ****, *** * can ********* *** ** children **** ****** **** sucker **** **** * lever ***** **** *** cool ****** ***** ***.

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*** *** ***** ***** this. ***

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****** ******** *** **** manufacturing *** ********* *******-**** washroom ******* *** ***** serving **** **************. *** current ******* ******** *** placed ******** ******* ** IR ****** ********. **** all ********, *** *** the ****. *** ******** brand ** ******** ** work **** ********* **** operators ** ******** ************. Hospitals *** ******* ***** have ******** ********** ********* steel ******** ******* **** IR ******* ** ***** on ** ***. ********* commonly ***** * ********* steel **** ** ********** near ** ** ****** making **** ****** ***********. All ** *** ** switches *** ** ********** for **** *** *********** in *** *****.

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***** *** ***********, ***** has **** ** ****** of ******* ************** ** switches *** **** ****** be ********** ** *** field ** **** **** the ***********.

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