Automatic and touchless faucets are becoming increasingly prevalent in public places. Find out what’s behind the movement to smart faucets and why your project customers may want to switch.

Automatic and touchless faucets are becoming increasingly prevalent in public places.

 

Automatic and touchless faucets are becoming increasingly prevalent in public places.

Did you know that 80% of the most common diseases are transmitted by touch? This is causing a health concern among workplaces, schools, hospitals and other public places, and many have turned to smart faucets as a solution.

Increased hygiene in health and care facilities

In hospitals, clinics and elder care facilities, hygiene is a top priority. To reduce the spread of germs, many facilities throughout Europe have switched to smart faucets. By eliminating the need to touch the faucet, smart faucets prevent pools of bacteria from accumulating around it, limiting the spread of germs by 85%.

Smart faucets are also an effective solution against the spread of legionella. Using automatic control settings, staff can set the faucets to flush at regular intervals. This prevents water from stagnating in the pipes and legionella bacteria from growing in them.

Many smart faucets for health and care facilities also feature laminar flow, which means the water is not mixed with air. This helps prevent the possible spraying of bacteria around the washbasin, adding yet another layer of protection against legionella.

By eliminating the need to touch the faucet, smart faucets prevent pools of bacteria from accumulating around it, limiting the spread of germs by 85%. By eliminating the need to touch the faucet, smart faucets prevent pools of bacteria from accumulating around it, limiting the spread of germs by 85%.

 

Safety and durability in shopping centres, schools, kindergartens and offices

In addition to hygiene, many public and semi-public places like shopping centres and offices, are looking for controllability and durability. With high-volume usage, these facilities prefer smart faucets with no detachable parts. This means they can handle significant wear and tear and they can prevent vandalism as there’s no possibility to leave the water running for more than 2 minutes, even if an object is placed in front of the sensor.

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Many schools, kindergartens and fitness centres also prefer smart faucets and touchless showers with hidden temperature control.  Image:kaufmannfotografie

 

Many schools, kindergartens and fitness centres also prefer smart faucets and touchless showers with hidden temperature control. These systems eliminate the risk of hot-water accidents, and can save water significantly, as the moment you step away from the sensor, the water stops.

 

Substantial water savings in hotels

One of the biggest drivers toward smart faucets for any public or semi-public facility is their eco-friendliness. This is especially true for hotels as more and more travellers are seeking hotels with an eco-friendly profile.

“53% of global travellers are willing to pay more for products that demonstrate environmental responsibility – 13% more than a year ago.” – Skift Research 2019

Hotels can save up to 50% of their annual water consumption by switching to smart faucets. Especially, they can save energy on heated water. And they can do both without sacrificing comfort or convenience. Moreover, Smart showers can add a bit of luxury to each room: more and more hotels are choosing HANSAEMOTION Wellfit showers which offer hot and cold treatment programs for hotel guests.

Hotels can save up to 50% of their annual water consumption by switching to smart faucets

Hotels can save up to 50% of their annual water consumption by switching to smart faucets

 

Easy maintenance and control

Most Oras smart faucets can be controlled using the HANSA Connect app based on Bluetooth technology. The app provides a wide range of features and functions for monitoring and controlling your faucet, including:

  • Automatic flushing – lets your customers keep water flowing when they’re away, and prevent bacteria like legionella from forming in the pipes
  • Adjustment of sensor sensitivity
  • – lets your customers control how close users need to be to the faucet before it turns on
  • After flow time – lets customers decide how long the water should continue once the user is finished
  • Battery level – lets customers know when it’s time to swap batteries

They can be installed easily without help from an electrician, and they are easy to set up, use and adjust.

 

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