3 Tips to Disinfect Keyless Keypad Door Locks
With the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continuing to evolve on a global scale, it’s understandable to feel concerned about the safety and health of your customers, employees, and business personnel. While so much is still unknown regarding COVID-19, there are ways you can take action to reduce the risk of infection and exposure within your business and local community.
Here are three tips to help disinfect your business’s keyless keypad door locks, door handles, and more to help create a safer environment for your workers and customers alike:
1. Use High-Quality Commercial-Grade Disinfecting Cleaners.
Not all cleaners are created equally. Be sure to choose a quality commercial cleaner with disinfectant properties that can combat against COVID-19. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides a list of approved disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2, which is the cause of COVID-19.
- From sprays and solutions to wipes, every disinfectant has varying application instructions, which must be followed closely. Since you’re not looking to simply clean a surface but to disinfect it, make sure you allow for the appropriate amount of contact time to ensure the cleaner can disinfect.
2. Prioritize Disinfecting Your High-Traffic Areas.
Between customers, employees, deliveries, and other workers, your business likely gets a lot of foot traffic. To reduce risk of infection, frequently disinfect all areas with which individuals routinely come into contact, such as keypads, door locks, door handles, push bars, and more. To disinfect your keyless keypad door locks and door handles, use an EPA-approved disinfecting cleaner as the instructions direct.
- In most cases, you’ll spray the disinfectant on the surface, wait the directed amount of time, and air dry or wipe dry with a paper towel or a clean disposable cloth. It’s important to keep up with these areas on a frequent basis to minimize exposure.
3. Follow Additional Prevention Measures for Your Business
While your commercial keypad door locks and handles are considered high-traffic areas, it’s important to also take additional measures to sanitize and disinfect your business to reduce COVID-19 exposure for your customers and employees.
Here are some basic prevention measures you can make for your business, as recommended by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
- Thoroughly stock hand-washing supplies (i.e. soap, water, paper towels/air drier), and encourage all personnel and customers to frequently wash their hands.
- Provide plenty of tissues with nearby trash receptacles around your business for both staff and customers.
- Provide ample hand sanitizer that contains 60 percent or more alcohol, where soap and water aren’t available.
- Encourage employees and workers to self-monitor for symptoms of being infected and to stay home if they feel ill.
- If possible, minimize the number of required staff on hand to reduce exposure by offering flexible work schedules and/or worksites (i.e. working from home, etc.).
- Keep up with frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all surfaces and equipment.
Make the Switch to Eliminate Physical Keys with Keyless Door Locks
Looking for a more hygienic security solution? Consider making the switch from physical lock and key access to keyless door locks, like keyless keypad door locks, smart card or key fob door locks and our new Touchless Entry Kits – SDC brand and an ADA compliant option.
At GoKeyless, we offer a variety of security solutions for businesses of every size and industry, including commercial keyless door locks and keypads. Browse our commercial security products on our website, or contact us today to discuss your business’s security needs with one of our security experts.