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No-touch door handle products are gaining momentum due to COVID-19

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COVID-19 is creating new human truths that will need to be addressed in our product and services.  Pop-A-Lock Locksmith and Security professionals are being asked by our customers for alternatives to legacy door hardware to help address the everyday preoccupation and demand for new health experiences; public spaces, office doors, communal washrooms and retail entrances.  Cleanliness and sanitization are practices that are here to stay.  In some cases, door hardware is being repurposed to give people ways to avoid high risk locations.  Health-related features are becoming "must-haves" for all types of businesses.
Our teams installed a product recently for our customers that has existed for some time, StepNpull door openers. StepNpull, a foot-operated door opener that mounts to the bottom of bathroom and interior doors, It was invented by its founders Mike Sewell, Ron Ely, and Kelly Coddington.

Before the global pandemic, the product had already made it into offices of big names like Boeing, Coca-Cola, Ford, Facebook, Google, Walmart, St. Jude Research Hospital, NASA, and six branches of the U.S. Military.


In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, government agencies, healthcare facilities, tech giants, and universities have scrambled to create more sanitary facilities. Organizations that have flocked to the StepNpull innovation include The University of Iowa, Central Florida, California Santa Barbara, Syracuse, and Clemson University. Major companies include The Spaceship Company, Bayer, Nissan, Wawa, and Walgreens. Last week the product was even installed in the Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City, MO.  


“We have been hit with an overwhelming amount of demand for the product. The product is viewed as a cost-effective and simple solution that can be quickly implemented to prevent the spread of germs and increase accessibility in public facilities" says co-owner Mike Sewell. StepNpull is made from 70% recycled aluminum and can be installed onto any commercial door.

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