Do you know what’s lurking on your remote control before you use it?

There is always something lurking in each hotel room across the nation. It’s on an item you WILL use during your stay.

When you think of germ-ridden spots in your hotel room, places like the kitchen or bathroom come to mind. But there is one germ-collecting culprit brewing even more bacteria than that. Your T.V. remote-control. Studies over the years have shown that when it comes to bacteria lurking on your channel changer in hotel rooms, 81% of the samples contain fecal matter and harmful bacteria. These handheld electronic devices are sometimes challenging to clean with the nooks and crannies in between the buttons.

Studies have shown what’s living on your remote control.

They include:

  1. E. Coli
  2. Streptococcus
  3. Staphylococcus

Your remote control is a major germ hub. Remote controls encounter several hands by previous hotel guests, that have probably sneezed and coughed numerous times a day. Besides the unpleasant thought of sticky, germ-ridden hands, you need to remember they have bounced around the couch, been placed on dirty nightstands, tables, fallen on the dirty floor, and even more disgusting, have been touched while guests eat in front of the T.V. Clueless habits of previous guests and their cleanliness make remote controls a top concern for hotel safety.

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we are now becoming more aware of our surroundings and the everyday items we use. Cleanliness of the items in your hotel room will now become more important and will be part of your mindset the next time you check into a hotel.

As a result of the current crisis we now face, we have introduced a sanitary solution to address the need to protect yourself from these contaminants. Remotegards™ disposable protective remote-control sleeve covers are a single-use universal plastic sleeve that fits comfortably over most TV, DVD, and smart device remote controls. It limits cross-contamination for every single use. These remote-control covers offer an easy-to-use protection that is inexpensive and easily convenient, with a NEW “self-dispensing” hook. The self-dispensing hook can be easily displayed and vastly secured, with no secondary dispenser (plastic hook) needed. The self-dispensing built-in hooks permit hotel staff to quickly access and load each remote-control cover.

Hotel cleanliness and disinfection should be the highest priority during this pandemic. Remotegards™ disposable protective remote-control sleeve covers offer an additional safety measure in hotel rooms, maintaining high standards for you and your guests.

Item No.GTINItem DescriptionSize (In.)ColorCase Qty.
30367950110738101795019Remote Control Bag - 10/2004 x 10.75Clear2,000

For pricing and ordering information, please contact your Handgards Regional Sales Manager or Contact Us.

TV News Footage

Here is a compilation of various TV reports talking about the remote control and how this is the #1 item in hotel room that is a hotbed for germs, bacteria, and viruses.

RemoteGards™ in Action

There are 2 ways that the RemoteGards bag can be used. Below are videos showing the RemoteGards in action.

RemoteGards™ Marketing Material - Storyboard and POS sheet

RemoteGards™ Self-Dispensing

RemoteGards™ on Handle

PS1395 Remotegards™ POS Sheet