Now, more than ever before, mission critical agencies are seeking more effective methods for reducing the threat of the novel coronavirus.  A new technology supplements the conventional methods of hand washing and cleaning.

New Technology Disinfects 911 Dispatch Consoles

The UVC germicidal wand allows you to quickly disinfect and sanitize console workstations, desktops, communal work areas, mail and more, mitigating the impact of common bacteria, viruses, and fungi on team health. An advantage to using the UVC light is that it can be implemented quickly throughout the day and with little disruption to the work area.

911 dispatch consoles disinfected by UVC wand

 

How UVC Light Works

Ultraviolet (UV) light is a form of light that is invisible to the human eye. It exists on the electromagnetic spectrum between X-rays and visible light. We are exposed to low levels of UV light from the sun every day, though most of the UV energy is absorbed by the ozone layer.

UVC Light Wavelength Germicide

UVC wavelengths are between 200 and 300 nanometers, making them germicidal. This means they are capable of inactivating microorganisms including bacteria, viruses and protozoa. UVC energy is an effective, environmentally-friendly and chemical-free way to prevent microorganisms from replicating and reduce contagion in any environment.

 

UVC Germicidal Wand Disinfects High-Touch Areas

Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and other mission critical and command and control teams can benefit from this dry light application. The lightweight device is simple to use and can be deployed with minimal disruption.

  • Hard to clean/reach surfaces
  • Hand controls
  • Keyboards and mice
  • Moisture sensitive desktop equipment
  • Chairs
  • Door knobs and light fixtures
  • Bathrooms and kitchenettes
  • Mobile phones
  • Other inaccessible areas that require frequent wipe downs

More UVC Wand Features and Specifications

  • Lightweight aluminum housing is sturdy, yet weighs less than 5lbs.
  • Ergonomic handle maximizes grip comfort.
  • Polished reflector maximizes UVC intensity.
  • Dimensions: 18”L x 5”W x 6.25”H with 6 foot power cord.
  • Uses one shatterproof germicidal UVC lamp, rated for 12,000 hours.

Safety

The concentrated UVC light deactivates (kills) viruses and other pathogens. The UVC light is powerful enough to cause injury if misused. When using any chemical disinfecting solution or UVC product, users should carefully follow manufacturer provided instructions. A leading manufacturer of UVC handheld and mobile units had this to share, “any material will be an impediment to the UVC going any further than the material surface – be it gloves, ceramic, wood, or polycarbonate (eye protection).”  Like chemical disinfectants, the UVC light should never be used directly on your skin or shined in your eyes as it will cause damage to both if used irresponsibly. Long sleeves, gloves and eye protection should be used with any UVC device. UVC light device manufacturers provided full safety instructions and some provide applicable PPE including glasses and gloves.

 

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