Cennox launches keypad cleaner to mitigate COVID-19 at terminals

Cennox has launched a device aimed at neutralising COVID-19 at in-store payment terminals after every transaction allowing retailers to prepare for the ‘new normal’, as stores adapt to maximise staff and customer safety. 

The Cennox UVC Keypad Cleaner uses UVC light to attack surface-clinging viruses present on point-of-sale credit card terminals, helping retailers protect customers and providing people with confidence at one of the highest touch point areas of any store.

Cennox’s Chief Operating Officer Nick Cockett, who conceived the device, stated: “Many shoppers are going into supermarkets and retail stores under the false impression that a spray of bleach or alcohol solution will keep them safe, but research shows that these solutions can take up to 10 minutes to become effective. When you think of how many customers might use a payment terminal in that time, you begin to see how ineffective these measures truly are.”

“Retailers are having to put measures in place to adapt to the new store environment, but customers are going to need continued reassurance that the systems and processes retailers adopt give them the best chance of staying safe. While UVC is a tried, tested and proven solution, the application we have created is a unique, patented device at this crucial time for retailers when they need total confidence in the measures they put in place.”

The casting sits around a retailers keypad and once closed the device blasts the UCV light which neutralises the virus in 30 seconds. Additionally, the product does not have any impact on the environment, as opposed to items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or anti-bacterial wipes which are eventually added to landfills as waste.

The Cennox UVC Keypad Cleaner has been designed to integrate with the top 10 POS systems, nevertheless, the deceive can also be customised to fit a host of alternative terminals.

Cockett concluded: “The Cennox team has a strong reputation for developing industry-leading solutions to the practical problems addressing national banks, financial institutions and retailers. We are proud to deliver real solutions to a changing world.”