Canadian Security Magazine

Ingersoll Rand adds anti-microbial agent to all HandKey and HandPunch Platens

Jennifer Brown   

Products Access Control

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies today announced that it is using an advanced antimicrobial technology to reduce the spread of micro-organisms on its HandKey and HandPunch platens.  All recently-ordered Schlage HandKey terminals for security applications and Ingersoll Rand HandPunch terminals for time and attendance will incorporate this technology.  A special silver-based agent, using BioCote technology, is embedded into the materials used to produce the platen of the biometric hand geometry units, providing a hygienic finish that resists bacterial degradation.

“This high-tech material reduces a concern of some people when it
comes to using hand geometry biometrics,” reports Jon Mooney, general
manager of the biometrics unit for Ingersoll Rand Security
Technologies.  “Our hand readers are now specifically designed with
bacteria reduction in mind.”

The active agents in BioCote are incorporated during the manufacturing
process and remain active for the life of the biometric reader to
protect it from degradation. BioCote does not change the look or the
feel of the product but it continually protects the platen surface.

Ingersoll Rand


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