FULL-DOOR LIGATURE ALARM FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE

When we look at the figures behind in patient mental health suicides, they paint a stark picture.

70% of inpatient suicides occur by hanging. 53% of deaths involved a door - door handle or door hinges were the most used fixture point.

These tragic figures suggest that selecting the safest suicide prevention doors is one thing you can do to make the most significant impact on patient mental health care safety within your facility. 

Our full-door ligature alarm turns the entire door into a weighing scale. A wireless suicide detection system alerts clinical staff if vertical load of over 11 pounds is applied anywhere on the door:

  • Addresses ligature risk at all heights - not just the top like most anti-ligature door top alarms,
  • Discreetly built-in to the door, minimizing ligature learning opportunities,
  • Filters out false suicide alerts,
  • Integrates with most staff attack alarm systems,
  • Wireless system with minimal infrastructure - causing less disruption to live wards,
  • A unique online monitoring system supports clinical observations by sending real-time staff updates on the status of all anti-ligature door alarms from any internet-connected device.
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FULL-DOOR DETECTION FOR PATIENT SAFETY

FULL-DOOR DETECTION FOR PATIENT SAFETY

It's no longer enough for mental health door alarms to only detect ligature attempts at the top of the bedroom door. With a built-in sensor, the full-door ligature alarm detects vertical loads of over 11 pounds applied to any door part.

SUPPORTS CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS

SUPPORTS CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS

Behavioral health clinical staff aren't able to be everywhere at once. The full-door ligature alarm immediately sends an alert to the nearest nursing station when a ligature is attempted - helping to fill in blind spots between observations.

SINGLE SOURCE SUPPLY & INSTALL

SINGLE SOURCE SUPPLY & INSTALL

From specification to ongoing aftercare, the wireless system is managed by us - reducing the number of tradespeople involved and giving you confidence that it's installed by people with extensive experience working on mental health projects and monitored by the very people who designed it!

ADDRESSING SAFETY ALERTS

ADDRESSING SAFETY ALERTS

When researching the full-door alarm, you told us that anti-ligature door top alarms only address one high-risk ligature point, and patients will be able to identify the next ligature point on the door.

The recent nationwide safety alert made this theory a tragic reality as it reported that a patient had taken their own life by creating a ligature on the latch of their bedroom door. Unfortunately, this was not detected by the door-top alarm installed on the door.

Together, we can help to protect vulnerable people through good design.

FILTERING OUT FALSE ALARMS

You told us that false alarms with existing door alarms on top of the door systems were standard, affecting the level of trust between patients and clinical staff. So we developed a system that intelligently filters out false alarms.

REDUCING WARD DISRUPTION

Along with reduced tradespeople and greater accountability, the fully wireless alarm system has minimal infrastructure - causing less disruption to inpatient treatment.

Once installed, the alarm is completely invisible when patients are in their room with the door closed. Helping to create a safe, therapeutic environment that facilitates recovery.


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UNIQUE LIVE STATUS MONITORING SYSTEM

For increased peace of mind, we've also developed a live status monitoring system that allows estates, maintenance, and clinical teams to monitor all doors where the alarm is installed quickly.

Here are just a few of the lifesaving features:

  • Provides real-time updates on the status of all alarms from any internet-connected device,
  • Provides prompts for weekly testing
  • Sends an email with a low battery notification
  • Enables remote diagnostic support

 

Wonford House - anti-barricade bedroom doors
Anti-barricade doors at Russell-Clinic
Door alarm testing panel
Anti-barricade doors - Priory
Bedroom doors with door alarm and electronic locking
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Wonford House - anti-barricade bedroom doors
Anti-barricade doors at Russell-Clinic
Door alarm testing panel
Anti-barricade doors - Priory
Bedroom doors with door alarm and electronic locking
Wanford Door Alarm 14a-1

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MENTAL HEALTH CASE STUDIES

Explore our case studies from projects in the Mental Health sector, covering a range of our anti-ligature products, including doorsets, anti-ligature door handles & locks, and anti-ligature door hardware.

MENTAL HEALTH PROJECTS