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ASSA ABLOY launched range of hands-free solutions

ASSA ABLOY launched range of hands-free solutions

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas introduced its Safer2Open suite of hands-free solutions, available across a variety of mechanical and electromechanical products. These solutions can reduce touchpoints without compromising functionality in a range of facilities — healthcare, education, office buildings and other high-traffic spaces where decreasing the spread of germs is essential to public safety.

“As the economy begins to reopen, there’s a surging need and demand for facilities to employ new approaches that enable healthier environments,” Mark Duato, executive vice president, Aftermarket as ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas, said in the announcement. “From low-touch to completely touches automated openings, ASSA ABLOY’s Safer2Open solutions include a range of cost-effective and low- to high-tech options for a myriad of facilities’ doors, from entrance to exit.”

Many state and local COVID-19 protocols recommend reducing the number of touchpoints in a facility, along with additional cleaning and sanitizing protocols. Safer2Open products offer quick-to-implement solutions that can withstand rigorous cleaning cycles to align with these recommendations and improve facility safety as organizations adapt to this new normal.

Safer2Open solutions include low-touch solutions and no-touch, fully automated solutions:

  • Trim options, low-touch solutions that allow doors to be opened with minimal contact and can be added to virtually any opening to enable hands-free operation.
  • Rockwood Hands-Free Arm and foot pulls, allow access and egress without grasping hardware.
  • Sargent Electrified Closer-Holders, keep doors open during high traffic times to minimize contact on door handles.
  • Exit devices with motorized and electric latch retraction, enable remote lock/unlock of a door, making it easier for people to move quickly and hands-free through virtually any opening.
  • Low-energy door operators, compatible with wave-to-open switches to offer an easy, contact-free method of opening doors.
  • Wave-to-Open Switches, pick up hand gestures within four inches of the switch to trigger operation for swing doors.
  • Exit Motion Sensors, egress options that minimizes contact in high traffic areas.
  • HES Electric Strikes, enable remote locking/unlocking of an automated door and are available for all frame types/applications, including low profile, outdoor rated, aluminum and glass.


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