Touchless Buttons Introduced in the latest Revolving Door Retrofit Package
This November, Boon Edam introduced a new touchless button retrofit package suitable for all their automated revolving door models. With the Coronavirus having a lasting impact on the behaviour of people interacting with products in public environments, and the emphasis on health and safety – there is a responsibility to cater to these changing global demands.
Automatic revolving doors are excellent examples of naturally touchless entrance solutions, using advanced approach and safety sensors to begin moving without the need to touch the door’s surface. However, contact was previously still required when function such as enabling the disabled (slow) mode or the free-out for secured passage mode (TL360N).
Replacing Common Push-Buttons
The new retrofit package replaces existing push-buttons with infrared sensors that can detect the presence of hands and objects at a close range of ca 12 cm. A simple wave of the user’s hand is enough to activate the necessary door function and feedback is given to the user via a LED ring.
The solution is ideal for revolving doors in the most vulnerable segments such as hospitals, elderly homes and large residential buildings.
The working principle of the touchless buttons is simple, and the LED ring colour is configurable (red/green) to suit different applications. From a user interaction standpoint, we advise using a permanently lit green LED in the rest position and blinking after activation. A hand-waving symbol was added to the bezel to indicate that it is a touchless operation.
The retrofit package consists of premium quality buttons with clear symbols (as shown above), connectors and a sticker with the International Accessibility symbol.
Boon Edam’s retrofit packages update the technology of your entry, and the touchless buttons are available now through your local Entry Expert.