During the lock-down period, homeowners had the opportunity of getting to know their home one more time and they may discover that certain things do not respond well to their needs. This poses a challenge for manufacturers to invent innovation and technology. The factors for change include the entering into the digital age, together with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Häfele (Thailand) Co., Ltd. realized this issue and found solutions by launching new products or developing existing products to meet the needs of people amidst this crisis by focusing on functions and designs which respond to this generation.
Häfele with over 97 years of experience in construction and residential hardware
Häfele Thailand is a subsidiary of Häfele Germany with 97 years of experience from Germany. Häfele Thailand has been doing business for 26 years by collecting knowledge and needs of Thai people and delivering products that meet those needs. Presently, there are over 25,000 products ready to be distributed to customers with precision and accuracy. If the 25,000 products stored in Thailand are not sufficient, there are still more than 50,000 products in Germany ready to be shipped to designers, and architects to fulfill the imagination of customers.
Innovative products which meet the needs of people during the COVID-19 pandemic
As a matter of fact, Häfele already features products which can respond to COVID-19 situation in the Product Program, however, such products have never been a key issue. With the COVID-19 situation, these products are introduced to the general public and new products that meet even more needs are developed. The practice of New Normal is an important lesson and it seems that such practice will remain with us for a long time. In the past, people were not that interested in health, now, however, they are paying more and more attention to this matter. Such line of thinking will eventually be adapted to our living culture.
New Normal comes with technology. Living is becoming “smarter” by avoiding contact as everything can be controlled via mobile application. As a manufacturer or designer, the products have to be adjusted to meet the needs of customers. This also includes smaller living space and the ways to have more complete and useful space functionality.
10 touchless products that meet the modern life of Digital Age in terms of Smart Home and Covid-19 situation
1.Hafele Smart Table Fridge
This smart table fridge is an all-in-one table, refrigerator and Bluetooth music player, with two speakers of 40 watts of power. The fridge can be easily connected to a mobile phone, laptop, TV and music player with a 10-meter radius signal. It also supports connection via AUX cable, USB cable and USB charger as well, which can be used to charge mobile phones at any time. The table comes with a glass top made of tempered or safety glass, popularly used in the automobile industry, with a thickness of 4.2 mm. and can support up to 390 kg. of weight. The table body is made of oak wood, which blends well with every style of room.
The fridge can be operated with LED Touch Control Panel. It provides large storage capacity with two separate chilled compartments, which are individually controlled in ECO energy-saving Mode and Smart Cooling Mode. The temperature will be automatically adjusted according to the amount of food in the fridge and the outside temperature. The fridge is easy to move, requires no complicated electrical wiring and support area modification as needed.
2.Hafele PP8100 Push-Pull Digital Door Lock
This digital door lock ensures safety with convenience because it does not only offer full functions but also has a modern design. With PP8100’s latest push-pull digital door lock, it is easy to maneuver by just using your hand to push or pull, which is ideal for COVID-19 situation to avoid touching doors which are a source hotbed of bacteria. Just use a keycard and push open the door using your shoulder or elbow, which helps reduce the exposure of bacteria on the door handle. The door lock comes with unique features with 4 unlocking options.
- Key card, which can be used for both Mifare, MRT and Rabbit cards.
- Pin code
- Finger Scan
- In case of emergency, the door can also be opened with emergency key.
*For convenience, Häfele guarantees that by using only Rabbit or MRT card to unlock the door, it can be pushed open without touching the lock.
3.Foot Plate Panel
Foot Plate Panel is a product highly ideal for the current situation as it is a foot pedal used to pull open doors and sliding doors instead of touching the door handle directly. In case users are carrying objects, the door can still be opened. The panel can be used for public toilet doors, office doors, and even house doors. Most importantly, it is made of stainless steel, which is durable and easy to clean.
- Foot Plate Panel is suitable for use in public areas such as public toilet doors, office doors, restaurant doors, and house doors.
- Foot panel to open sliding doors without hands is suitable for sliding doors and aluminum doors. It can be used in every place, for instance, home or office as room dividers, doors as entrance to various rooms including sliding doors of houses.
Hoppe SecuSan handle is a good hygiene product because this model uses a special silver ion coating on the handle surface, which can inhibit the growth of germs and bacteria up to 99.9%. The handle has been certified with the Japanese Industrial Standard JIS-Z 2801: 2000. It can be used in homes with infants, toddlers and the elderly, stores, schools, hotels, hospitals and crowded places which require higher hygienic care. The handle is suitable for both indoor and outdoor installation since the material is stainless steel matt, which is durable.
5.Automatic Sliding Door
Automatic sliding door from Häfele is a very practical and popular option in this touchless era, with motion sensor which allows the door to open and close automatically without having to touch it at all. This reduces exposure to bacteria or other foreign matter. The door can be installed at the entrance-exit of the building or within the building such as bathroom doors, including homes with the elderly or the physically challenged.
6.Automatic Sensor Bin
Bins can be a source of bacteria and a spot of spreading germs in homes or buildings. Häfele offers automatic sensor bins with technology to make life convenient, safe, hygienic with avoiding exposure to germs.
The bin comes in two types:
- Floating bin with a lid that will open automatically when trash is placed near it. The lid will close by itself within 8 seconds. There is no need to touch the lid at all, reducing risk of exposure to germs. The body is made of stainless steel, making it durable and rust-free.
- Hailo built-in bin can work with Hand Free Opener, with the help of electrical system. Just put one foot under the bin, the sensor system will detect it and the bin will automatically open without touching.
Smart toilet from Häfele is fully equipped with automation features, including the automatic open-close toilet seat and automatic flushing. This increases comfort with heated seat and deodorizer. All functions including temperature adjustment can be controlled via remote control, and the toilet can be connected to a smartphone for digital control via mobile application by incorporating technology to make life more comfortable and truly improve the hygiene.
Comfort Feature: Superior comfort
For instance, heated seat whose temperature can be adjusted as needed, automatic deodorizer and automatic night light
Hygienic Feature: Clean and hygienic
To ensure cleanliness and hygiene with anti-bacterial toilet seat coated with substances to prevent and inhibit growth of bacteria from humidity in the bathroom and deep cleaning of cyclone jet flushing system and nano anti-bacterial nozzle
Safe and touchless with automatic motion sensor, automatic toilet seat and automatic flushing system which will immediately be activated after user walks away from the toilet without touching it directly
8.Electronic Toilet Seat
For those who already have an existing toilet but would like to add comfort and better hygiene for you and your family, just switch to Häfele’s electronic toilet seat with an automatic flushing system, soft-close toilet seat and automatic systems such as auto-flushing and air dryer. This toilet seat comes with seat heating system, ready to use with comfort, modern, elegant design and safety, fitting perfectly for this new lifestyle.
9.Automatic sensor urinal
Urinal is designed specifically for men use. It is even more convenient with automatic sensor flushing, which will immediately be activated as soon as user walks away from it. There is no need to touch or press any button for flushing, hence no worry about being in contact with germs. The urinal comes in both wall-mounting and floor-standing.
10.Automatic faucet from Häfele
The automatic faucet is suitable for use in all areas, whether in toilets in homes and public places, stores or hotels, as water will run as long as the faucet’s sensor detects any object with radius of 8-10 cm., thus eliminating the need to touch the faucet directly. The faucet has been designed to save up to 30% of water and can be installed in two systems, with household’s electricity or with battery.
Product responding to convenience and minimizing contact in this new era of lifestyle at ACT FORUM ’20 Design + Built
Products which would be displayed at the event will mostly be those which meet the needs of higher comfort of living. From the home entrance, garage doors can be controlled via mobile phones and Access Control system in order to enhance security. The showcase of products will feature aluminum work, doors and windows, focusing on their flexibility, color, size, durability and safety. The products displayed include a door made of steel using hinge technology from Germany with seamless, rustproof and standardly fitted outlook. There is kitchen work focusing on convenient functions, hygienic products and many more.
Even with online orders, product display is still important. Because seeing the real products will enable visitors to see the differences among each of Häfele products they feature multiple functions. There are many types to choose from and seeing the real products may give visitors more ideas and choices. Therefore, Häfele would like to invite everyone to come see the products and innovations for themselves.
Sometimes, this New Normal lifestyle will make life easier from newly-invented technology as by-products of main purpose of not touching objects. However, some of the products are still available to meet the changing Thai Living Culture in the past several years, which emphasizes more on luxury. The products must be high-quality, beautiful, easy to use, and clean, with focus on health and safety. Especially during COVID-19 situation, the products have to be even more hygienic which Häfele has many products for consumers to choose from according to each of their needs.
Experience innovative technologies, both smart devices and touchless innovation that can meet a wide variety of usage. Experience the real product performance you might be looking for with Häfele at booth number F205 at ACT FORUM ’20 Design + Built during November 18 – 22, 2020 at IMPACT Challenger Hall. Muang Thong Thani
Pre-registration is available at http://actforum.prereg.info/form.asp?lang=TH