Abracadabra and Alakazam!
Remember being a kid and wishing for a magic wand?
Abracadabra! You could change your little brother into a frog.
Bibbidy-Bobbidy-Boo! Your dog became a white horse you could ride away on.
Alakazam! You could open the door without putting down all the things your Mom made you carry in from the car…
And now, ladies and gentlemen… The future is here. You don’t even need a magic wand.
Hocus-pocus! You merely wave your hand and doors will open!
Of course, that’s only if you work in an environment where touch-free door hardware is important, and if decision-makers in your facility have installed some of the new motion sensors from Norton or BEA.
Norton’s 700 Wave-to-Open Switch is compatible with Norton’s 5600 Series, 5700 Series, 5900 Series and 6000 Series door operators. It offers a reduced read range of up to 4-inches which greatly minimizes false triggers. It provides audible and visual cues to activation. It allows a variable hold time of one to thirty-five seconds. Its stainless steel body holds up in moist environments, it is aesthetically pleasing, and coordinates with other Norton accessories.
The BEA MS08 Adjustable Range Microwave Touchless Actuator uses microwave motion technology to ensure consistent, dependable touchless activation and has an adjustable detection zone of from four to twenty-four inches. It detects moving objects such as a hand, cart or wheelchair. It features silent activation for hospitals and other noise-sensitive environments. It has a low-profile design, available with white, black or cream faceplates.
Both new products are ideal for use in hospitals, pharmacies, clean rooms, food service facilities and other applications requiring a hygienic activation method. Call Anderson Lock to order, or for more information.
If I see one of these wonderful new Don’t-Touch actuators, I think I’ll still say, “Open sesame!” just because saying that now will actually open a door with just the wave of my hand!