Arsys Kupfer Med
- Surface switches made from real, antibacterial copper
- For hospitals, doctors’ practices, cleaning facilities, and indeed all public spaces
- Recommended especially for intensively-used switches and socket outlets (“Hot Spots”)
- Range features ten products: 1- to 3-way frames, rocker switches, SCHUKO socket outlet and socket outlets with earth pin
Result: within two hours, 99.9% of all bacteria were eliminated.
This means that Arsys Copper Med is an essential component of a thorough hygiene concept in places where large numbers of people come together and wish to remain healthy – in hospitals, doctors’ practices, retirement homes, and of course also in schools, public offices and nurseries.
It’s a very different story with Arsys Copper Med. Thanks to its antibacterial surface, the copper version of this successful switch range essentially has inherent antibacterial properties. This effect has been proved in a series of tests which took place over a number of months, conducted jointly by Berker, the Asklepios Research Clinic Hamburg-Wandsbek, and scientists from the University of Halle-Wittenberg.
For some time now, switches made from plastic have been available which, through the incorporation of silver ions, produce an antibacterial effect. However silver ions need a certain amount of time to be fully effective.
So-called multi-resistant bacterial strains, which are completely resistant to normal antibiotics, present a particularly serious threat to patients and healthcare workers. Across Europe more than 50,000 people lose their lives each year from hospital germs – that’s more than the number who die from AIDS.
It’s a real premiere for Germany:
with the Berker Arsys copper Med, Berker presents the first ever switch that exerts a strong anti-bacterial effect on the basis of its materiality copper alone. Practical trials in hospitals have proven that the switch programme out of copper offers enormous hygiene benefits.
Wherever there are people there will be germs. Wherever there’s a lot of people, there will be a lot of germs. And there are especially many germs in places where many sick people with weakened immune systems come into contact with each other: in hospitals the spread of bacteria has become a severe medical, financial and human problem.