Allegion Middle East  unveiled its comprehensive portfolio of smart, secure, touchless access solutions with the focus on multi-family properties, healthcare facilities, commercial offices and education campuses. Allegion is providing that portfolio to businesses in the UAE and across the Middle East, actively addressing the unique and growing needs of the safety and security sector there.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations are facing new challenges that centre around how to open-up to the public or to keep operations running while maintaining a safe environment for both employees and customers. In doing so, one concern that needs addressed is contact transmission: some studies have found that the COVID-19 virus can survive on certain surfaces for days unless properly disinfected. As a result, lessening the amount of contact people have with commonly touched surfaces is one measure facilities managers can consider in seeking to provide safer, cleaner environments.

Jeff Bennett

“Offering safe and clean environments is clearly top of mind for many – and for good reason. Adapting new technology and changing the way we access buildings or rooms is one opportunity to make a difference. Going wireless is already a popular trend, and when combined with automation of a door or opening, it can help reduce the chance of transmitting viruses and bacteria through hand-to-door contact. With increasing demand for social distancing and safe infrastructure in place, businesses are redesigning their spaces, adapting them to the ‘new normal.’ Touchless door solutions can provide seamless access that’s aligned with those new requirements and provide quality experience,” commented Jeff Bennett, commercial director for Middle East & Africa at Allegion.

Allegion’s touchless access solutions portfolio redefines access control amid the challenges exposed by the pandemic. The comprehensive portfolio is the next wave in Allegion’s mission to serve the industry with secure, smart, touchless access control solutions, helping keep people safe where they live, work and thrive.