Posted on 13th of May, 2020

How we deliver additional protection with BioCote® antimicrobial coated technology

Practising social distancing and upholding hygiene levels are being prioritized more than ever before. The surface area exposure we encounter from the mundane task of opening a door can be the factor which puts us at risk. With smart locks, one could drastically reduce this risk by using Mobile Key and Mobile Key Widget, for instance. Now, we dive into a new layer of protection - BioCote® antimicrobial coated technology.

At present, government guidelines recommend regular cleaning to minimize the spread of microbes in any building type. However, beyond regular cleaning, little consideration has been given to alternate or non-traditional methods for limiting the potential for cross-contamination within the public environment. By effectively reducing a broad spectrum of microbes by up to 99.9%, BioCote® antimicrobial technology provides integrated and lasting hygienic protection that supports regular cleaning regimes and hand hygiene.

Since 2011, SALTO Systems, in partnership with BioCote® – the market-leading antimicrobial technology supplier – has incorporated antimicrobial silver ion technology in its smart electronic lock range, electronic cylinders, locker locks, and supporting devices like wall readers. BioCote® has also been added as a standard additive for all plastic devices produced as well as with the new XS4 Locker Lock BLE and as an option on its complete line of electronic locks and online wall readers.

The addition of BioCote’s antimicrobial technology helps reduce microbes on product surfaces and improves hygienic building environments, ultimately creating a cleaner environment for both users and visitors. “The more hygienic the environment, the less chance of cross-contamination. This helps to reduce the spread of microbes around a building as microbes are not transferred from door to door and surface to surface,” said Aznar Sethna, CSMO at SALTO Systems.

“We have long relied on the addition of BioCote® to our electronic lock products and we will continue to do so to help cleaning regimens and hand hygiene to provide the ultimate hygiene solution.” - Aznar Sethna, CSMO at SALTO Systems

BioCote® has successfully tested against a feline strain of coronavirus, showing a reduction of 90% in two hours, which is a positive indicator of the antiviral properties of their technology. Previous testing has revealed that BioCote® delivers 99.9%, 24/7 protection against an array of microbes including Influenza A H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella, and antibiotic-resistant CRE, VRE, and MRSA. BioCote® cannot be wiped nor worn away and hence enhances hygiene management and reduces the possibility of cross-contamination.

The finish of BioCote®-treated smart door lock hardware differs slightly from that of standard-finish escutcheons due to the mix of lacquer and silver ion particles. Within wall readers, locker locks, and lock readers, it is invisible. The finish is long-lasting and maintains its antimicrobial performance well over the expected lifetime of the escutcheon.

“SALTO has been an innovative leader in electronic access control technology for two decades and we are just as proud to have been equally as advanced when it comes to the hygienic upkeep of our products with a leading partner like BioCote®,” said Sethna.

This technology has raised the bar for preventing contamination since 2011 and will continue to uphold this standard for preventative measures that can be taken with access control.

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