What Part do Locks play in Site Sanitisation?
With COVID-19 increasing public awareness and focus on high-touch surfaces such as gates and locks, especially in areas with increased risk of transmission such as hospitals, residential care homes, businesses and schools, the new CU-Shield range is a great solution to help reduce that risk. The CU Shield is the worlds first copper touch digital lock range, with the design based on scientific research demonstrating that pathogens are proven to be rapidly destroyed on contact with copper and copper alloys under typical indoor usage conditions.
With copper alloy known to kill viruses rapidly upon contact, between touches and between cleans this range of locks offers long term antimicrobial performance that last the lifetime of the product.
Extensive scientific research demonstrates that pathogens including coronaviruses are proven to be rapidly and completely destroyed on contact with copper and copper alloys, under typical indoor usage conditions. This is a stark contrast to other popular metallic door hardware materials, on which pathogens persist for several days.
There is significant national and international press coverage of the benefits of copper and copper alloys and their role in helping to reduce the spread of infection in healthcare and in the wider community.
Whilst having the look of brushed brass, the high copper content of the Cu-Shield means that it significantly and continuously reduces the microbial loading on touch surfaces in between existing cleaning episodes.
The CU Shield retains its rapid kill properties against known pathogens, despite natural oxidisation, which may occur over time. Copper alloys offer long term antimicrobial performance that last the lifetime of the product.