TV Enclosures for Jails – Our Duty of Care

By | October 28, 2013

TV Enclosures for Jails

Installing TV enclosures for jails is one of the governor’s and staff’s responsibilities, to keep prisoners safe from harm.  In these days of litigation and finding any reason to sue one another, damage limitation is a practical and sensible solution.  Ok, so it may add an additional cost, but yet it is a cost effective method of enclosing television screens.  Prisoners and inmates, for whatever reason of their detention, do have the right to viewing a television screen.  Not only is it educational but keeps people informed and up to date with current affairs, entertainment and offers other interests.   TV enclosures for jails are a way of prolonging the life of a plasma screen as well as safe guarding the lives of prisoners or staff.

Reasons to install an institutional TV enclosure

  • Protection against accidental or wilful/deliberate damage
  • Self harm or harming of other people from shards of broken screen glass
  • The television sets can not be used as missiles or objects to throw
  • Cords and electrical wiring are securely locked away to prevent strangulation
  • Vulnerable patients can be safe to watch television without any risks
tv enclosures for jails

tv enclosures for jails

How to mount TV enclosures for jails

Mounting jail TV enclosures is a simple process, which involves 4 anti-tamper security bolts to the back of the metal housing unit.  Only a specific anti-tamper bit can be used to secure them in place and, if necessary, remove the screws. This would only be required for maintenance, cleaning or painting the wall behind the TV screen.  Wall mounted jail TV enclosures are the best option, as ceiling hung protective housing units are suitable for other applications, but as the design presents the chance of aiding hanging, it is inappropriate for detention centers or institutions.


Where to purchase TV security enclosures

DOOH Ltd, are an approved supplier for federal mental health institutes, where their patented product is recognised and the only product to be endorsed and specified by architects throughout the United States of America.  Once the TV screens have been purchased, it would be uneconomical to keep replacing them, each time they are broken – for whatever reason, so by purchasing the add-on of TV security enclosures, the life time will be prolonged for many more viewing hours.  Usually the screens purchased for the establishments are of a commercial grade anyway, but this does not include security or protection for the screens.  Many prison officers have been subject to abuse by inmates when access to their television sets has been denied for reasons like damage or due to them being broken.  Accidental damage can of course stop the screen from working, like a pair of step ladders crashing into the screen, as well as an inmate throwing a missile in temper or protest at the screen, which spoils it for everyone.

Metal television enclosure for prison institutions

Whilst moulded plastic and wooden housing units have been considered as alternatives for protective TV enclosures, they are not a suitable substitution.  Metal, like mild steel or stainless steel are the only materials which can withstand the environmental pressures required of them.  A television enclosure for prison can also be located outside, which makes it an ideal platform for broadcasting information to prisoners working outside, or visitors approaching the entrance to the prison.

We have the endorsements and federal approval of their technically designed institutional TV enclosure; no other product is specified by the authorities.  More information can be seen on their suicide resistant television enclosure.