Open to the door to safer design options. 

Hands-free solutions for doors may be an important consideration for your next project. There are many door hardware options to add another element of safety to your design—here are a few from Assa Abloy that the team at National Builders Hardware recommends. Door hardware can be complex; we’re ready to help you find the hardware that will best accomplish your project goals. Take a look!

Hands-free and touchless door hardware solutions are a great way to boost safety hygiene measures or provide easy door opening. A variety of options tailored for different functions and budgets are available through Assa Abloy brands.

Click here to see a flyer including: low energy door operators with wave-to-open switches, to paddles for use with an arm or elbow or foot, you’ll find hardware that will work for your new or existing doors.

Wave-to-open (plus additional options):

From entrance to exit and every door in-between, there’s a simple solution for upgrading doors to open and close without a touch. Whether your goal is to prevent germ transmission, comply with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) guidelines, heighten security and energy efficiency, or offer building occupants a better user experience, Norton’s touchless door opening solutions satisfies all of those needs.

Norton low energy door operator is the central player that enables a variety of swing doors to open hands-free, working in combination with your choice of:

  • Wave-to-open switch
  • RF device
  • Remote control fob

Norton door operators can work alone or in concert with fire alarm, access control and other building automation systems. When automated lock control is needed, Norton door operators pair easily with electric strikes from ASSA ABLOY’s HES line and Adams Rite. Options for glass doors are also available!
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Sargent Hands-Free Operation:

Make it easy for healthcare workers, patients and visitors to move quickly and hands-free through virtually any door with the simple installation of the SARGENT ALP Push/Pull Trim for the 8200 Series mortise lock or HP Series tubular lock. The push of a hip or pull of the arm on the paddle of the ALP trim sets the door in motion without the need to be touched by hands – greatly reducing germ transmission.


  • Easy to use hands-free to reduce transmission of germs
  • Unique design minimizes the possibility of catching on clothing or other objects moving through the doorway


  • High strength, commercial ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 certified hardware


  • Multiple mounting orientations
  • Mortise and tubular lock configurations offered
  • Available in multiple functions

Rockwood arm and foot pulls are easy, cost-effective options for hands-free door operation in new and pre-existing aluminum, metal or wood openings, such as entrances, corridors and restrooms.These options can be mounted along with existing door hardware to upgrade to a hands-free door opening to minimize a multitude of skin-to-surface touchpoints throughout the day.
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We’re here to help you know and navigate your hardware selections with ease. There are a lot of moving parts in a door hardware project; rely on us to make sure you accomplish your door hardware objectives smoothly and efficiently.  

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