Security System Sanitization During Covid

The Covid-19 pandemic that has taken over the planet has brought a lot of changes into our lives, and one of the most important of them is related to the need to constantly disinfect all surfaces around us, as well as our hands. This is necessary in order to prevent the spread of the virus and limit the risk of getting sick. Since doorknobs, door handles, lock keypads, and fingerprint detectors are used on a daily basis, several times a day by multiple people, whether at home or at the workplace, it is mandatory to know how to correctly sanitize them. Below you are going to find a few useful tips on how to handle the process in the safest way possible.

Door Lock Sanitization Tips

In a secured work environment with dozens or hundreds of people coming in and out the same entryway and touching the same doorknob or door handle on a regular, everyday basis, sanitization is a must. The procedure should be completed several times a day, as often as possible. Make sure you wear gloves whenever you are ready to disinfect the doorknobs so you can lower the risk of contracting the virus. Dispose of the gloves as soon as you are done touching the handles, knobs, and touchpads.  Thoroughly wash your hands as soon as you are done taking the gloves off using hot water, if possible, and soap, and also use a strong hand sanitizer that contains 60% alcohol, the minimum. Make sure to wear disposable gloves and put on a new pair every time, to limit the risk of spreading the virus.

Use clean water and soap to clean the surfaces of the door handles and knobs, then use a proper alcohol-based disinfectant afterward. Read the instructions on the label as you may need to leave the substance on so it can start to kill the virus, then follow up with a clean and dry cloth or let it air dry. The cleaning of security control points with the help of soap and water will help as it will cut the amount of dirt, viruses, and germs on these surfaces, while the sanitization procedure is going to help disinfect the viruses and completely eradicate them.  Make sure you do this routine several times a day, depending on the foot traffic in the room and the approximate number of people that are prone to touch the doorknobs and door handles, and pay special attention to lock keypad sanitization as well. 

Top Fingerprint Detector Cleaning and Disinfecting Tips

It is advisable to rely on special household disinfectants that you can find on a special list of disinfectants suitable for the fight against the SARs-CoV-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 disease. Make sure you throw the focus on cleaning products that have been approved by the EPA for enhanced safety in use and carefully read all labels and further instructions they might come with. If the proper steps are not followed, the risk of failing to disinfect these surfaces the right way is high and you will render the entire purpose of the disinfecting useless.  You may need to maintain the surfaces of the keypads, doorknobs and door handles wet for several minutes and also to make sure there is proper ventilation in the room. Gloves are also mandatory to protect your skin from potentially harsh or harmful chemicals and also use protection for your eyes so you can prevent any splashing accidents.

Never try to use more than the indicated amount of the cleaning substances than the one mentioned on the label. If you will be asked to dilute the cleaner, use the stated amount of water that has been kept at room temperature. Prevent blending in different chemicals from different bottled cleaning products to avoid an unexpected and potentially dangerous chemical reaction.door handle cleaning

When cleaning keypads and fingerprint detectors that use electrical wiring or batteries, make sure that you do not risk damaging them by using a large amount of cleaner that could cause a shortcircuit. You may need to disengage the fingerprint or keypad system before you begin to disinfect them so there is no electrical current running through them.

Pay attention when using diluted bleach cleaners for your home or at the workplace, as it may not be suitable for all types of surfaces. Make sure the bleach has not expired so it can be used to thoroughly eradicate the coronavirus when diluted in the right amount of water, according to detailed instructions. It is advisable to use a bleach cleaner that contains between 5.25% and 8.25% sodium hypochlorite. Try not to use bleach-based cleaners with lower bleach percentages and avoid using a product whose label does not clearly mention the exact concentration of bleach.

Always carefully follow the instructions for applying these cleaning products that contain bleach as detailed by the manufacturers on the labels. Make sure the cleaner reaches and stays on the surfaces for at least 60 seconds and accurately ventilate the room after the disinfecting is done. Avoid blending the bleach products with various cleaners or ammonia as you could trigger some dangerous fumes that you could inhale.  Use wipeable covers on your keypads and fingerprint touchscreens for extra security and use cleaners that contain at least 70 percent alcohol.

Finally, make sure that all security points are maintained clean and effectively disinfected using the most suitable cleaning products and repeat the procedures several time a day, as much as necessary.

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