Ligature Resistant TV Enclosures – ultimate protection.
ProEnc USA manufacture ligature resistant TV enclosures that are used in mental health facilities across the USA and Canada. These protective housings prevent patient self-harm and also damage to the television sets.
Let’s look at the options for ProEnc’s ligature resistant TV products.
At ProEnc we manufacture enclosures that enclose the TV, some of our competitors class their products as an enclosure, but yet they are only flimsy covers. The difference is does the product have a rear panel? Why is this important? Plain and simple, our product is made from steel and has a rear panel that’s welded into position. This rear panel locks everything into position and makes the unit 30 times stronger by having a back plate.
Now our anti ligature TV enclosures are often use when these covers have failed in the hospital, usually someone has been injured at this point and the hospital management realize why a fully enclosed ligature resistant TV enclosure is required. Unfortunately, it is too late for the nurse, doctor or patient who has been attacked, the harm has been done.
Metal or plastic?
Now you are putting a very vulnerable piece of electronics in a very high risk area, so what material would you use – metal or plastic? Well for some reason again, people choose the plastic route – why we have yet to get an answer!
The ligature resistant TV enclosures that are made from plastic or have plastic side panels are very thin; they are no more than 2mm thick – crazy when they are going into a high risk environment. When they are hit or kicked they shatter and the shards used as weapons on others in the vicinity.
The ProEnc solution is made from steel, the viewing window is 3/8” thick; now compare this with the plastic cover that’s only 1/8” thick, it’s a train crash waiting to happen.
Price comparison, well it always come down to price, but we have been informed by customer s who have purchased the plastic covers that our steel solution was out of this world, with our steel solution being more cost effective than the plastic covers.
ProEnc’s steel ligature resistant TV enclosures.
Now to summarize, our product comes as standard with a thermostatic cooling system, it has an anti pour system, so should a patient try to pour liquid into the TV housing, it will not touch any of the electronics inside. Some of our competitors use vents on the side of the housing to vent the hot air providing a ligature issue.
The ProEnc housing is secured to the wall with 4 large bolts, compare this to the wood screws supplied by other manufacturers.
ProEnc’s door is secured with 2 high security locks; compare this with our competitors who use standard cam locks that are opened with pieces from a game! We had a client tell us that a patient had taken a Monopoly figure and used it to open the door of the TV cover and then smashed the screen and attacked the doctor!
ProEnc’s ligature resistant TV enclosures come as standard with 3/8” viewing window, compared to some rivals that are 1/8” thick and cost more!
ProEnc’s psychiatric TV enclosures also comes as standard with a tilting TV bracket; this is a costly extra from other suppliers of these ant-ligature TV enclosures in the market. The cut sheet for this product can be downloaded here.