With the improvement of outdoor digital signage and the introduction of the plasma TV into health care as well as correctional facilities, these fragile pieces of electronics have to be safeguarded from the hostile environment they are in.
Some customers think they can use a digital signage system for this and how unsuitable they are!
Consider the development?
A global producer of fortified LCD housings has built an anti ligature LCD enclosure or non loop-able LCD enclosures. The non loop-able LCD enclosure have been evolved through considerable input from psychiatric units to create and manufacture a solution that defends both the patient and the TV set.
These new LCD enclosures prevent harm to the lcd tv and any other connected gadgets in the housing, by preventing un-authorised access and preventing people tampering or stealing the devices. These are specially designed for medical centers and hospitals. The design of the unit was produced with input from many top experts in the mental health sector and this is the favorite solution, these housings now facilitate any LCD or plamsa screen to be deployed in to any mental health unit or psychiatric unit.
Non loop-able TV enclosure.
This is not your elementary flat panel lcd monitor enclosure used in a factory or out of doors for digital signage; this is a high security unit that attributes a sound solution that will withstand the most vicious of attacks from the most desperate of individuals.
This can be those who are on death row, or psychiatric individuals in mental health units who self harm, this product defends the devices and at the same time safeguards the patient from self harming.
Someone once told me, “any idiot can weld a metal box, but it is the exceptional components inside that make it more functional.” This is why an anti ligature LCD housing are diverse from any other outdoor television enclosure, some even have patents pending on their design and these units are installed in facilities such as correctional facilities and mental health units.
So what is the difference between an lcd enclosure and a non loop-able LCD enclosure?
The first big difference is that the solution is indoors where as digital signage or passenger information systems are deployed outdoors.
The next variation is that the leading non loop-able LCD enclosure solution is created from thicker material and is fitted with a much thicker viewing window that has a rear support frame for additional support, should anything such as a table be chucked at the lcd monitor.
The last major variation is that the locking mechanism on our anti ligature TV enclosure are not the conventional cam locks as fitted by some competition. The locks we use are high security locks and these are almost impossible to access without the key! Making access to the TV screen very difficult 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.