Smart Building

Eltako: Contactless sensors keep bacteria and viruses at a distance

Author: Anna Oberascher, Marketing Manager, Eltako
Issue 01-2021: read all articles online read as pdf

Over the past year, it has become more and more important for people to avoid contact, but it has not always been easy to maintain proper distance, especially in closed rooms. What’s more, in public buildings people quickly come into contact with surfaces that others have recently touched. However, viruses and bacteria can survive on surfaces, even if only for short periods of time. That’s why it’s important to avoid touching everyday objects, such as doorknobs and light switches, as much as possible.

Eltako offers special “hygiene products” for this purpose, including a wireless proximity sensor that detects hand movements at a distance of approximately ten centimeters. As a result, the lights can be switched on and off as well as dimmed without being touched. Eltako also has a self-powered elbow switch in its portfolio for opening motorized doors. As is apparent from its name, the extra-large toggle switch is actuated with the elbow.

Since bacteria and viruses are very often spread through aerosols, regular ventilation is essential. The CO2 and air-quality sensors from Eltako monitor the room air and trigger a warning when levels fall within a critical range. This ensures a sufficient air exchange in offices and schools, depending on the situation.

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