Touch-free Access control solutions for a post-Covid-19 environment

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ELV Technologies offers Touch-free access control solutions which can easily be implemented at your site to reduce transmission through contact with contaminated surfaces. These contactless access control solutions can help reduce risk and build a safer place to work in a post Covid-19 environment. We are aiming to support where we can and have been exploring options to help adjust to life with Covid-19.

The arrival of Covid-19 has changed life as we know it. The challenges that we are all facing are distressing, unfamiliar and they are going to be around for some time yet. There is no denying that the effects of Covid-19 will have a lasting impact on society.

No matter when you are allowed to or plan to reopen your business, preparing for that day is must. With discussions about how to create a safer and more hygienic experience for employees and customers, many businesses have begun to adapt by offering contactless pickup, touchless had dryers in the bathroom, or having employees wear masks. But what about one of the most touched surfaces in places such as a public bathroom, offices, retail stores, and restaurants – the door handles. Automatic doors are an easy solution to help prevent the spread of germs and create touch-free access to places that customers and employees need to enter.

As companies take steps to resume normal operations and employees begin to enter the workplace once again, there is a real need for infection prevention and control in public and shared spaces. Effective procedures and protocols are essential, but there are also a number of physical solutions which can help reduce risk and exposure to Covid-19.

Access control is a great device for schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, and office buildings. Not only can it be used for restricting the public from entering your facility. Access control can allow a secure shield for temperature screening, monitoring time and attendance, safety fire roll calls, and another benefit is extended reporting. With each person having an individual access card, this will reduce the contamination from human to human.

Touchless door release

Most access control doors need a ‘request for exit’ or door release button. Traditionally, this requires users to have physical contact with a push button, but new solutions offer contactless switch activation – touchless buttons activated by motion sensors.

Key features:

  • Motion sensing technology
  • ‘Wave’ activation or ‘close contact’ sensor
  • Customized range of activation distance (up to 15cm distance)
  • LED light to show activation

As well as for general use in schools, factories, or offices to reduce risk of contamination, this solution is also ideal for hospitals, clinics, labs and clean rooms where touchless, or ‘hands-free’, solutions are optimal to meet health and safety standards.

Contactless Automatic Doors

Once the access point has been unlocked, automatic doors can be adopted to reduce risk of transmission from touching a contaminated door handle or push plate.

Automatic swing door or sliding door openers can be easily installed on a new or existing door is a quick and easy way to achieve touchless access control.

A retro fit kit will make the door open automatically on approach, or by simply waving your hand in front of a remote contactless pad. With Covid-19 this can stop the potential spread of contamination, as the user will not have to touch any parts to enter or exit a building.

Key features:

  • Safe: sensors ensure that the door will not close if someone is in the doorway.
  • Available for double leaf or single leaf doors.
  • Suitable for heavy weight doors: up to 200kg for commercial application, and up to 400kg for industrial applications.
  • Suitable for installation on doors with various lock types, such as electric motorise locks, electric strike locks, and electromagnetic locks.

Mobile access

Mobile access is not new in the industry but has gained a lot of traction in the last few months. Leading access control manufacturers provide mobile credential solutions which are safe, secure, convenient, and touchless.

Providing enhanced security and reduced risk of contamination, mobile credentials can also be deployed rapidly and maintained remotely, both advantages in the current environment.

Long range mobile access can also help ensure employees maintain safe social distancing, another effective prevention and control method.

Flow control

Flow control is a great device for public buildings, supermarkets, and other places where you need to control the flow of people into a building.

The system monitors the number of people in the building and automatically deactivates the entrance door when the limit is reached, this will also relieve all these entrances from being monitored by employees of the building. To find out more about any of the above solutions, or other solutions to help ensure a safe and secure site in a post Covid-19 environment, get in touch with us at

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