How to refurbish your hotel or restaurant to minimise the risk of spreading infectious diseases in the future? Hospitality design will be transformed, as the customer expectation and behaviour has changed. Hotel brands are taking initiatives to enhance the hygiene standards and put the measures in place to provide a safe and secure environment for their guests and employees.
Diseases can spread through small droplets expelled by coughing, sneezing or speaking. They fall to the ground rather quickly. But the viruses and other microorganisms can survive on surfaces for a few days. It is transmitted when you touch an infected surface and then your face. Many solutions in building design have proved to be effective to prevent the spread of germs through surface contamination. Cleaning and disinfecting works well in certain areas, but door handles are touched too often by too many people and buttons, switches and remote controls were simply not designed with cleaning in mind.
A better solution to maintain hygiene in hospitality is to avoid touching altogether. No-contact and low-contact alternatives make safety management much easier. The most common hands-free products are motion sensors based on infrared (IR) technology. Their use is most common in lavatories (washrooms) for contactless wave activation of lights, taps, soap dispensers, hand dryers and toilet flushes; and in corridors to automate turning on lights or opening doors. However, they cannot replace switches and buttons for more precise commands such as turning off or adjusting something. The range of IR sensors depends on the ambient light, which makes it hard for the user to determine the range and does not allow consistency in operation. The range of microwave sensors is affected by metal objects. These sensors can be triggered unintentionally, especially when more sensors need to be placed close to one another. Voice activation systems are not suitable for hotels, where guests are unfamiliar with the equipment.
Anigmo touchless products incorporate proximity sensors based on capacitance technology and can be used anywhere, from your lobby to the rooms and for access control in between. Their front panels can be completely flat with no cracks where dirt and germs could accumulate and their smooth surface can be easily cleaned. They are ideal replacements for mechanical buttons and switches and secure a safe stay at your facility. A user can activate them by moving within the range his hand, elbow, foot or any other part of the body. Wallbox mounted products have a range of 5-7cm (2-3 inches) and our special long-range sensors even up to 30cm (12 inches). Such control sensors protect guests' health and improve their experience.
Anigmo sensors can detect the direction of hand gestures and thus accept complex non-touch commands such as lowering blinds and stopping the motion before the end position, dimming the lights or controlling a building automation system. Anigmo 4-way sensors are the best solution, if you need to install several command sensors next to each other. It will correctly conclude, what the user wanted to activate and it will give a visual feedback. This is impossible to achieve with IR sensors and other command sensors.
If you are an architect or interior designer, your customers will appreciate, if you include Anigmo products in renovation and construction projects.
If you specialise in hospitaity management, your employees will feel more comfortable and safe with Anigmo touchless controls.
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