Cres Cor Health & Safety launches UVC + heat decontamination cabinet

March 4, 2024

Cres Cor introduces new decontamination technology

Cres Cor Health & Safety, a leader in decontamination solutions, has announced the release of the Cres Guard UVC + Heat cabinet, a new technology aimed at effectively decontaminating moisture-sensitive electronics.

This innovative cabinet combines germicidal ultraviolet light (UVC) and heat, offering a unique solution for first responders.

Priced at $7,300 per unit, the Cres Guard UVC + Heat cabinet aims to kill viruses and bacteria on a variety of equipment.

The Cres Guard, initially introduced at FDIC 2021, has garnered a positive response from fire, police, and military personnel.

It is the first mobile decontamination cabinet of its kind, designed to reduce biological hazards on gear in a quick, 15-minute, chemical-free cycle.

With a high percentage of medical responses, first responders are often exposed to hazards like flu, COVID-19, MRSA, and bedbugs.

The Cres Guard UVC + Heat cabinet is certified by SGS to UL-CSA 60335-1 for electrical safety.

Enhancing safety for first responders

Greg Baggott, President of Cres Cor, highlighted the importance of this technology: “Our safety forces use radios, cell phones, tablets, and a host of electronic devices daily.

“Recognizing the risk of contamination with these tools, we researched, tested, and built the UVC units to add this additional line of defense.”

The new cabinets feature two modes: UVC for objects like cell phones and radios, and UVC + Heat mode for items such as scissors and goggles, enhancing the reduction of viruses and bacteria.

Chief Sabo of Concord (Ohio) Twp Fire Department commented on the effectiveness of the unit, particularly for humidity-sensitive items such as cables, cell phones, remote controls, and flashlights.

“These units used in combination with other devices will provide long-term safety and wellness for our staff and their families,” said Chief Sabo.

Widespread adoption and further information

The Cres Guard is now in its fourth year of exhibiting at FDIC and has seen its technology adopted by various departments across the United States, including the Oklahoma City Fire Department, Mentor Fire Department, Ohio, and Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

For more information on Cres Cor Health & Safety and their products, interested parties can visit their website or contact Yogesh Ramadoss.

FSJA Comment

The introduction of the Cres Guard UVC + Heat cabinet by Cres Cor Health & Safety marks a significant advancement in the field of decontamination for first responders.

In an era where hygiene and safety are paramount, this technology addresses a critical need for effectively decontaminating moisture-sensitive electronics, which are integral to the operations of fire, police, and military personnel.

The combination of UVC and heat in a mobile, easy-to-use cabinet offers a practical solution to a widespread challenge.

The certification by SGS for electrical safety adds an additional layer of trust and reliability to the product.

As it gains traction in various departments across the country, it will be interesting to observe its impact on the overall safety and efficiency of first responders’ operations.

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