Whether you’re just looking to improve the convenience of entering and exiting for customers who have their hands full or taking a hygienic step towards reducing shared touch surfaces, these hands-free door opening solutions will help you do it.
Electrical Solutions to Hands-Free Doors
If you have the resources to invest in an electrical hands-free door, take a look at these options, which offer flexibility, security, and ease of use for everyone.
Ditec: Ditec automatic doors can be operated in manual or automatic mode, with safety and security considerations in mind. In automatic mode, the door will silently swing open without visitors having to do anything but approach it.
Wave to Open: These doors help prevent accidental proximity triggering because they only open when a person “waves” to signal them to do so. Just wave in front of the sensor and the door opens for you.
Push Plate Switches: Operate the switch at any angle, pushing it with your hand, foot, or body. The door will then automatically open in response, staying open for a set amount of time before automatically closing again.
SureWave: Select from three different motion sensing modes. A six-foot operating range and the choice of both line-powered and battery-operated doors gives you the most installation flexibility.
Mechanical Solutions to Hands-Free Doors
If you don’t have the resources or capacity to install an automated door solution, that doesn’t mean you can’t pursue hands-free entryways. These mechanical solutions offer ease of installation and reduce touch.
Gallery Brand Solutions: Help your visitors go hands-free with both arm pulls and leg pulls installed on your entryways. Alternatively, you can instantly transform most commercial lever handles into hands-free doors with a forearm shield, which allows visitors to use their arm to push the door open instead of touching it directly with their hand. The perfect option for fire-rated commercial doors.
Ives Brand Solutions: A simple arm pull is easily installed and utilized on existing doors, while arm pull plates can replace existing door handles, allowing for arm or hand opening. You can also add a foot pull for a more sanitary option. Ives also has a handy opening tool that employees can carry around for mechanical doors.
Rockwood Brand Solutions: In addition to the arm and foot pulls you’ll find other brands offering, Rockwood offers a versatile door holder and foot pull in one. This solution acts as a foot pull when the door is closed but can double as a door holder when you push the door back, forcing the foot pull inside the accompanying wall-installed base.
Choose The Right Solution
Ultimately, the right solution for your business will come down to the budget and resources you have to devote to the project. But, no matter what course of action you choose to take, keep functionality in mind. In addition, if hygiene is a concern, you might consider getting door hardware that comes with an antimicrobial coating to limit bacterial growth.