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South Australia's Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) have begun trialling our new Touch-Less Pedestrian Push Buttons.
Incorporating a robust design, BRAUMS’ Standard Pedestrian Push Buttons have been a preferred product in South Australia due to their proven reliability. Now, with COVID-19 raising awareness of the spread of disease through physical human-to-human contact and the role of shared surface contact, BRAUMS have responded by modifying the Standard Pedestrian Push Button to incorporate a Touch-Less interface.
The Touch-Less interface will help minimise the transfer of disease-causing agents by removing the requirement for members of the public to make physical contact with the button. This will provide a means of reducing transfer of any other communicable diseases in the future.
The newly designed Touch-Less Push Buttons have been installed at the intersection of The Parade and Osmond Terrace, Norwood, South Australia. This site was chosen due to its proximity to the DIT Metropolitan Region Office located on The Parade. This will allow staff from the DIT Office to regularly inspect the trial site and observe user behaviour.
To raise public awareness, infographic signage has also been fixed to the pole above the push button to inform pedestrians of the new functionality.
The installation was performed by Adelaide based Contractor, Traffic Control Systems - requiring approximately one hour per Touch-Less Pedestrian Push Button System. The trial is expected to continue for three months and follows on from other trials in Sydney, Melbourne, and Dublin, Ireland.
It is expected this innovation will become the standard form for the Pedestrian Push Button in the future.
Watch this video or visit the product page to learn more about the Touch-Less Pedestrian Push Button: