Allegion US has announced the launch of the LCN6400 COMPACT series low-energy automatic operator for touchless access and accessible operation on interior doors.
Designed for use in a variety of institutional and commercial facilities, it is the only auto operator on the market that has the ability to easily convert existing LCN 4040XP mechanical door closers to touchless solutions for automated opening and closing when combined with an actuator.
This year marks the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which legally requires buildings across the country to make certain accommodations for individuals with disabilities. While progress has been made, there is still more work to be done to ensure equal access for all building occupants. Resource limitations are the primary obstacle that stand in the way.
LCN is working to help facilities overcome this challenge, with the LCN COMPACT automatic operator having been thoughtfully designed to make upgrading an existing opening easier and more cost-effective. The modular design is unique and enables the reuse of an existing LCN 4040XP mechanical closer for retrofittable options. The simplicity of this solution reduces the cost, labour and complexity required to automate an opening.
As facilities work to safely reopen, risk mitigation is a top priority. High-touch surfaces are a common area of focus due to concerns about the contact transmission of pathogens. Pairing automatic operators with touchless actuators is a common way to address this challenge and enables hands-free operation of an opening. However, such solutions are typically complex and expensive. LCN designed the COMPACT automatic operator to make touchless operation simple and attainable for more facilities.
“Many campuses and schools are looking to reopen for in-person classes this fall, employees are returning to offices across the nation and healthcare facilities are continuing to invest in healthy environments. Having a touchless solution has become an important consideration for enabling a safe reopening,” said Mike Wagnes Vice President & General Manager of Commercial Americas at Allegion.
“With the LCN COMPACT automatic operator, facility managers can now offer people additional peace-of-mind that they can return to a building that is both accessible and health conscious.”
To find out more information, visit: us.allegion.com