With the progress of outdoor digital signage and the introduction of the flat screen TV into healthcare as well as jails, these delicate pieces of electronics have to be protected from the hostile environment they are in.
Some people think they can use a digital signage solution for this and how wrong they are!
Consider the development?
A worldwide maker of safeguarding LCD enclosures has made an anti ligature LCD enclosure or non loop-able Flat screen enclosures. The non loop-able LCD enclosure have been formulated through extensive input from psychiatric units to develop and supply a solution that defends both the patient and the TV set.
These new LCD enclosures block harm to the lcd tv and any other associated gadgets in the housing, by preventing un-authorised access and preventing people tampering or stealing the equipment. These are precisely designed for medical centers and hospitals. The design of the unit was formulated with input from many top authorities in the mental health sector and this is the preferred solution, these housings now facilitate any LCD or plamsa screen to be rolled out in to any mental health unit or psychiatric unit.
Non loop-able TV enclosure.
This is not your general flat panel lcd tv enclosure used in a factory or outdoors for digital signage; this is a high security unit that attributes a sound solution that will cope with the most vicious of attacks from the most desperate of individuals.
This can be those that are on death row, or mentally ill individuals in mental health units who self harm, this product protects the equipment and at the same time defends the patient from self harming.
Someone once told me, "any idiot can weld a box, but it is the exceptional components inside that make it more functional." This is why a non loop LCD housing are different from any other outdoor television housing, some even have patents pending on their design and these units are installed in facilities such as prisons and mental health units.
So what is the distinction between a digital signage enclosure and an anti ligature LCD enclosure?
The first difference is that the solution is indoors where as digital signage or passenger information systems are rolled out external.
The next difference is that the leading anti ligature LCD enclosure solution is manufactured from thicker material and is fitted with a much thicker window panel that has a rear support frame for additional support, should anything such as a stool be chucked at the screen.
The third major variation is that the locking mechanism on our non loop-able TV enclosure are not the conventional cam locks as fitted by some rivals. The locks used by the leading manufacturer of non loop LCD enclosures are high security locks and these are pick proof! Making accessibility to the TV screen very challenging unless you have authority to do so.
Now thinking about all the above points, protecting a LCD screen is a vital peice of digital signage that is located outdoors, these housings have to provide weatherproof protection without them a standard LCD screen or even commercial screen (that is not build for outdoor use) will be expensive to repair if not protected.