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Wood or Steel Anti Ligature TV Enclosure?

In the UK the NHS have had a radical wake up call, as previously they used to make their own anti ligature TV enclosures from wood, even some competitors make them now in MDF, (lots of bits glued together). But after a recent meeting they have found that the issues with the wood solution are not a real anti ligature solution.

Issues with wooden an anti ligature TV enclosure.

  1. As you can imagine it is difficult in making all the joints flush and smooth, so no one can use a joint to force material in such as bedding to form a ligature point.
  2. A wooden solution is not a cabinet or enclosure but a cover, as it fits over the TV and usually has no back cover to it.
  3. Audio out of the TV cabinet is muffled.
  4. Security is poor, can easily be broken using a chair to attack the cabinet.
  5. Access for maintenance and turning the volume up is difficult.

UK NHS Psychiatric hospitals replacing wooden boxes with a real anti ligature solution.

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During a recent high level meeting, it was proven that the entire UK NHS is replacing all wooden TV cases, irrelevant if they are homemade or purchased from a supplier as these are not fit for purpose.

Throughout the discussions, a constant issue kept coming up and that was the MDF TV cabinets, with clients scratching away the coating, eating it and then pouring water on to the damaged area which resulted in the surface material swelling and then when the clients pulled on them, the area just broke away. 1 patient had to have their stomach pumped as they had ingested some of the MDF and the chemicals used to make the board were causing harm to the client. In 2011 Urea-formaldehyde was categorised as a Human Carcinogen, meaning exposure to this chemical can cause cancer! Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urea-formaldehyde

Now ask yourself should a product that has a cancer causing component be used in hospitals?

Now compare this to a ProEnc steel anti ligature TV cabinet.

  1. ProEnc’s steel enclosure has all sloped sides welded and smooth, then painted – giving the maximum strength possible.|
  2. ProEnc’s TV cabinet completely encloses the TV and the rear panel gives the additional strength only steel can provide.
  3. Their TV enclosure has a vented front door to enable the audio from the TV to exit the enclosure without being muffled when used with modern flat screen televisions.
  4. ProEnc’s anti ligature TV case is the most secure on the market being fitted with high security locks and will withstand the most vicious attacks.
  5. Access is simple for maintenance and controlling the TV.

ProEnc’s success.

ProEnc export their anti-ligature TV cabinets to countries throughout the world, including Canada, North America, Asia and Europe. They have over 27 years’ experience manufacturing protective enclosures, why would you choose any other company.

ProEnc enclosures can be contacted on 0843 2893717 to discuss their anti ligature TV enclosure for psychiatric use.

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Preventing Self Harm with Anti-ligature TV Enclosures

 

Saving the lives of vulnerable people with anti-ligature TV enclosures.

 

Holding people against their will may seem like a crime, and in the wrong scenario it is, however holding people with a mental illness is recognised in a civil society, as a way to prevent self inflicted harm to themselves or towards others. This encompasses many forms of mental illness, including schizophrenia, depression, substance abuse and bipolar disorders and the side effects of these conditions result in many different outcomes from being withdrawn, not eating, not sleeping and violence. Whilst medication can be prescribed by a professional to aid the patient, it is not always successful and may be against a persons’ will.

Preventing Self Harm with Anti-ligature TV Enclosures

Preventing Self Harm with Anti-ligature TV Enclosures

 

Some mental conditions lie dormant until an incident occurs to provokes an outburst, this is where specially designed furniture – known as anti-ligature furniture, provides a safe environment. It is constructed to withstand force, and is shatter proof; which limits further destruction and pieces of furniture being used as a weapon against other people. This allows for a quality of life most of us take for granted. Watching television can be a calming, educational, informative and entertaining form of media, but the television itself can be deadly. It contains electrical parts which can cause death by electrocution and death by strangulation, let alone serious injury. Then there is the glass of the screen; many of us will have experienced how easy it is to accidentally get a cut from a dropped glass, but to actually slice the skin with a shard of glass can cause serious damaged to an artery or vein, the consequence of which is exsanguination, aka blood loss.

Taking one element of anti-ligature furniture, for instance the anti-ligature TV enclosures, can mean the difference between life and death. Providing a safe environment should be one of the fundamentals of caring for young offenders, immigration detainees or even mainstream prisoners. There is no accounting for potential suicide risks, despite initial healthcare screening when a person is first detained. Prevention is always better than cure; avoiding a conceivable situation may save a life, save a person from an injury and save a future criminal court case brought against the management of the institution.

But what is the cost of the plausible possibility of saving a life by installing an anti-ligature TV enclosure? If you put a price on something which is priceless, then it makes no sense; however for the nominal cost of installing TV protection can bring piece of mind, duty of care and a safe environment, which in itself is priceless.

The only business to provide worldwide solutions for anti-ligature TV enclosures is proencprojectorenclosures.co.uk.

For more information on anti-ligature TV enclosures, have a look at the website; fill in the ‘Contact Us’ section or call +44 (0) 843 2893717.

 

We look forward to advising you on providing a safe setting for vulnerable people by supplying anti-ligature TV enclosures.

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How an IP65 Projector Enclosure Fits The Bill

Do you need a dust and splash proof IP65 projector enclosure?

The definition of an IP rating– otherwise known as ingress protection, is a guide to how a piece of electrical equipment, like lights, sockets or enclosures housing electrical equipment cope with foreign particles of either solids or liquids.

This can be found at: http://www.dsmt.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ which states:

IP65

Protected from total dust ingress.

Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.

This is significantly important when a projector is to be located outdoors, particularly in the British weather! One minute it can be raining, then snowing to a blustery day where leaves and dust are whirling around. Particles can render any piece of electrical hardware useless and a very expensive waste or repair bill.

Advertising campaigns are big business and worth millions of pounds, which is why and how strategies for promotions and publicity are changing to projector mapping around iconic buildings in prominent places – for example the 125th anniversary celebration of Cocoa Cola, using video mapping on all canvas covered faces of their headquarters in Atlanta USA; a phenomenal presentation of height, colour and visual effects all created quite simply by a projector.

Where ever in the world a projector is used outside, it needs protecting; from extremes of temperature fluctuation, to wet climates where condensation, steam, water vapour and the risk of slight spillages of liquids can cause the projector to fail. The same happens with dusty environments – even the smallest of particles can embed into the electrical parts and interfere with the mechanical workings. Clients expect their ad campaigns to run for the schedules time and not be suspended due to the projector failure.

IP65 projector enclosure              

IP65 projector enclosure

 

The IP65 projector enclosure also protects the hardware from theft and deliberate damage, particularly if left unattended. Maybe the campaign will run for a few weeks and the projector is left out over night; not only is it protected from the weather elements, but also from unscrupulous persons who may see it as an opportunity to unlawfully remove the projector. Projectors can cost thousands of pounds and even if it is insured, the interruption of the marketing drive can be catastrophic for the client, so for the nominal cost of an IP65 projector enclosure, it ensures the smooth running of the promotion.

proencprojectorenclosures.co.uk is a worldwide renowned company who can provide their expertise and experience along with a cost effective price, which will provide your advertising business with an IP65 projector enclosure to protect and enhance your hardware call +44 (0) 843 2893717

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Choosing a ProEnc Enclosure for your New Projector

Protecting your projector with a ProEnc enclosure.

When considering a projector for a project, there are many things to think about, with security being one of them, Proenc enclosure discovered these other factors this last 12 months.

Are you thinking about buying a projector? The picture and sound clarity are one of the main requirements most customers look for first. Whether it is for home or business use, this requirement remains the same. Businesses use a projector for presentations, conferences and networking, whereas home users watch movies, sporting events and music concerts – both have similar usages and perform similarly.

Projectors suit many locations and applications, such as classrooms and small areas, right through to arenas and stadiums for larger events, viewed by thousands of people. Because the images, projectors display, are so clear and sharp it loses no clarity or distortion.

Some things to think about when choosing a projector for your articular applications are:

Which of the 3 main categories of projector are suitable? These are:

DLP; digital light processing. Producing sharp crisp images
LCD;liquid crystal display. These are bigger in size, so are better for larger venues.
LED; light emitting diode. Although these produce colour, the bulbs aren’t as bright as the previous two models, so it depends on the room lighting.

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How is it going to be situated? And where is the power supply? Projectors for home use are fairly simple to install, even on a temporary basis, however a business projector may need to be transportable and therefore a flexible option. Most will be table-top mounted at the right height and the image can be projected onto almost any blank surface – it isn’t always necessary to buy a projector screen too.

Are you going to invest in a wireless option? This means there are no wires to get in the way, making setting up a lot simpler.

How will the content be added? A USB is a convenient way of adding content and much easier than attaching to a lap top or PC.

A multi media option gives flexibility of including audio, so rather than adding external speakers, the projector has them included. This makes for a one-stop solution and creates a very interesting presentation. Business presentations, like marketing or facts and figures can be shown on a laptop or PC, but it is easier for employees and customers to view on a bigger screen.

Why a ProEnc enclosure?

ProEnc make a range of housings, including their projector box, an a ProEnc enclosure is the most secure on the market.

One major point to add is security – how would you feel if your projector was being used for an outdoor display, but was stolen because it wasn’t monitored and not bolted down? What a waste of time and money. The solution is both cost effective and practical and may also reduce your insurance premium by buying an enclosure from ProEnc. The security locks make it tamper proof, the viewing window is secure and unbreakable yet allows the clear image to be projected. It is also weather proof, so it can be left outside in all weathers and it is fitted with a thermostatic heating and cooling system, keep the projector at an ambient temperature to avoid overheating or freezing up in cold climates.

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For information and advice on protection for your projector, check out our ProEnc enclosure or call 0843 2893717 today.

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Where to Install a Sound Proof Projector Enclosure

Why Install a Sound Proof Projector Enclosure?

In the silence of a museum… Have you ever noticed how loud a sound can be in a quiet place? Even a pencil dropping on a wooden floor sounds magnified, so a sound proof projector enclosure is a unique piece of hardware to keep background noise to a minimal level, as expected in a quiet public place. Therefore a projector (and enclosure) is an ideal medium for broadcasting images for applications like way-finding, public information services and advertising. It is a modern and forward thinking media, which is adaptable, unobtrusive and fitting for settings like museums, libraries and entrances.

One consideration though, is to protect the projector with an enclosure, as this is just as important – as without one, the projector can become damaged either in a willful or accidental way. And bearing in mind just how much these projectors cost, it is a ‘guarantee’ for prolonging the working life of the investment. Have you ever noticed how much white noise (background static noise) fan noise and clicks come from electronic hardware? It can be very annoying when you are trying to concentrate. Yet without the cooling fan, the hard drive would overheat and the projector will fail. Even replacement projector bulbs – one of the most common faults – can not only cost extortionate amounts of money for a replacement, the down time is just as important. A unique soundproof projector enclosure with sound proof panels and sound filters over the ducts, has been constructed particularly for quiet environments. This specific projector enclosure is specified to allow less than 5 decibels to be heard – the ProEnc Wispr range can be purchased through dealers and resellers world wide.

Sound Proof Projector Enclosure

sound proof projector enclosure

Projectors are measured in lumens (the amount of light omitted) and the Wispr range covers up to 30,000 ANSI lumens. Sound from electronic parts from both the projector and housing unit seem to be magnified in a quiet environment, so the answer is to install a soundproof projector enclosure. ProEnc have developed a ‘hush box’, as it is known in the audio visual business, and are able to offer professional advice and proposal for a suitable projector enclosure; with a cost effective solution and piece of mind for maximum protection to guard against accidental or deliberate damage. ProEnc are so sure of their product, they offer a 3 year warranty against the housing and electronic parts of the enclosure – giving piece of mind. Projectors are becoming more and more popular as ways of broadcasting images, advertising and information in many different locations. This gives freedom as to where and how to install the projector and housing unit in unique, positions – even when conventional advertising is inaccessible due to planning or logistic restrictions. There are almost no limitations as to where they can be located – even hung over a very high ledge for a dramatic projected image!

By contacting ProEnc directly, you can be assured of a 1st class professional service; with advice, experience and a cost effective solution, tailored to your quiet environment.

+44 (0) 843 2893717 for European enquiries and (862) 234-5981 for the North American office.

So now you have an idea of where and how to install a ProEnc sound proof projector enclosure.

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Anti Ligature TV Housing in UK Facilities

UK anti ligature television enclosures.

An Experienced Guide to Choosing the Safest Product And Planning for Anti Ligature TV Housing in UK Facilities

This is critical at the design stage of a development or re-development, so carrying out the planning and the augmentation process will result in a cost effective solution in the long run. Engaging an established and reputable designer and supplier of the best of British workmanship will guarantee the right anti-ligature product is installed to safeguard vulnerable people. Challenging behaviour can be found in many detention centres; from prisons, youth custody suites to immigration centres, where TV screens are located as information points as well as entertainment. Where conventional furniture is unsuitable for use in mental health facilities, uniquely designed pieces, like TV enclosures are safe to install and not as expensive as you may think – but what is the cost of a life against the cost of installing an enclosure? Not only are they safe, but durable and can even be powder coated in an antibacterial paint, making it safe and reducing the breeding ground for bacteria; just think how many hands touch a TV set.

A few questions which are asked about anti ligature TV housing units include:

Can the sound be heard clearly when a TV enclosure covers a television set? Yes, as there are very small holes at the front – just enough to let the sound out, but not enough to create a ligature point. A sound bar can also be installed within, to amplify the volume, depending on what area the sound has to cover. And yes, a remote control can be used whilst the TV is covered.

How clear is the viewing window? The viewing window is fitted to the inside of the TV enclosure and is designed to be virtually unbreakable (even if enough forced was used to break it, it would only crack and not fall out as glass would. Glass from the TV screen can be used as a weapon for self harm or against another person, like a member of staff).

What makes TV enclosures suitable for mental health institutes? The specific design of sloping sides avoids the potential for looping material around the unit and there are no points to hang a metal wire, ie. coat hanger from – another ligature point. Also there are no visible components, like screws or hinges to tempt self harm.

Whilst there are other products on the market, be aware as to how safe they are. Here is a short video demonstrating the failure points of a widely available TV enclosure, which most definitely is NOT suitable!

Even though televisions are enclosed and safety and durability are paramount, they do not impede on the aesthetic look of the environment. Mental health and detention centres are very cautious about looking after the detainees and have a duty of care, whilst providing a level of comfort, so by installing an anti ligature TV housing in UK facilities, you are not only providing a social, educational and informative facility, you are providing it within a safe environment.

Anti Ligature TV Housing in UK Facilities
http://proencprojectorenclosures.co.uk
European Office +44 (0) 843 2893717 or US Office (862) 234-5981

Contact an experienced manufacturer and supplier of anti ligature TV housing units when choosing the safest product.

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Outdoor Christmas Laser Lights – Having Fun

Having fun with outdoor Christmas laser lights.

It’s approaching that time of year again…’ho ho ho’ – so why not celebrate by installing a projector for outdoor Christmas laser lights?

Have you thought about protection for the outdoor Christmas laser lights?

outdoor Christmas laser lights

Creating an imaginative and theatrical production is much easier than you think. It only needs a small pre-programmed projector lasered against a wall (either internal or external) which will draw in crowds for a promotion, campaign or event. But don’t forget to include for protecting the laser light and the best way to do this is by purchasing a projector enclosure from ProEnc Ltd. These projector enclosures are used on a variety of projectors and for many reasons, but in this case it is particularly suitable to guard against theft and damage. Whilst outdoor Christmas laser lights may claim to be dust, moisture and even water proof, it is certainly worth giving extra protection against failure. Another major factor is damage; both accidental and wilful can cause inconvenience, downtime, repair or replacement costs and render the laser useless – just what you don’t need for your Christmas promotions. Theft and vandalism are unfortunately common place in society, so it needs protecting against. Why should someone take your laser; which you have bought, set up and is intended to bring in more business? The only way to deter theft or damage is by enclosing it in a projector enclosure.

Outdoor Christmas laser lights will make your shop, business or home stand out from every other display with an amazing array of festive icons projected onto virtually any surface. Whether you call it projector mapping, 3D mapping or building wrapping, it all comes down to one factor – a laser, however it needs a second essential piece of hardware – the enclosure. Rather than spending time getting out the ladders, hammer and nails; putting up tatty decorations which can be dangerous on the roof, or multiple strings of knotted lights (half with the bulbs blown!) a dazzling and imaginative display of moving festive images of red, green and white will create a joyous scene just by the press of a button. Using a remote control, the image settings, speed, and timer function are easily controlled and can give a substantial coverage of 40ft square. Think of any backdrop as a canvas by utilizing the side of a building, against a forest of evergreen trees, a football pitch, or even a waterfall adds to the merry season in a unique way.

When ordering a laser projector enclosure from a company like ProEnc Ltd – who specialise in protecting computer screens and displays, remember to mention it is for a laser as the viewing window needs to be bigger than the standard projector enclosure, because the head of the laser is designed to move around, creating imaginative changeable images.

So for the best price in protecting your outdoor Christmas laser lights, contact ProEnc Ltd, where you’ll find informative product knowledge at a cost effective solution. Now is the time to order both your laser and enclosure as Christmas creeps nearer…,

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Soundproof Projector Enclosure By ProEnc UK Launch Wispr

ProEnc UK’s Soundproof Projector Enclosure.

Yet again ProEnc have pushed their manufacturing experience to develop what is called in the AV industry a projector hush box, this allows projectors to be used and installed in areas that need to be as quiet as possible, such as museums and art galleries.

Understanding ProEnc’s sound proof enclosure.

ProEnc’s sound proof enclosure has been tested and delivers in reducing noise output, as you can appreciate when any moving parts are put into an enclosure; the sound omitted from the enclosure is going to increase. This is not ideal when you take into consideration that museum’s, art galleries and even tourist attractions have a need for a calm, quiet atmosphere, this is when the Wispr soundproof enclosure for projectors can be used.

The essential cooling of the projector is paramount to prevent the projector from overheating and blowing a bulb, which are a costly replacement. The soundproof enclosure is mad from steel and has an inner chamber for the projector then the cooling system is fed through a system of soundproof ducts, so any sound leaving the housing is less than 5db’s, making it the ideal solution for public areas too.

ProEnc’s projector hush box sizes.

Wispr ProEnc’s projector hush box is available in different sizes to accommodate projectors including:

  • Wispr10 Up to 10,000 ANSI lumens
  • Wispr20 Up to 20,000 ANSI lumens
  • Wispr30 Up to 30,000 ANSI lumens

These units also having rigging wire mounts so they can be suspended from steel staging structures with minimal effort.

Wispr projector hush box buy direct.

Get your projector hush box buy direct from ProEnc, mainly working through a network of dealers, resellers and installers ProEnc’s Wispr range is now available, across North America, Australia and Europe. Again backed with ProEnc’s unmatched warranty of 3 years on the electronics and the housing; no other manufacturer such a long warranty, so you have peace of mind when you purchase a ProEnc soundproof projector enclosure.

ProEnc’s patent pending projector noise reduction solution.

ProEnc’s innovative housing has been proven to provide projector noise reduction, for use in public areas, tourist attractions, sports stadiums, museums and even art galleries. ProEnc’s patent pending solution is set the rock the audio visual market by providing a cost effective solution.

soundproof projector enclosures

More detailed information can be requested by contacting ProEnc on their European office +44 (0) 843 2893717 or their North American office on (862) 234-5981. Currently ProEnc are offering a discount coupon for 20% off their soundproof projector enclosure.

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ProEnc’s IP Rated projector enclosures

IP rated projector enclosures for ultimate protection.

ProEnc offer IP rated projector enclosures for the ultimate in all-weather protection, ensuring the hardware is kept dry no matter what the external location or situation. ProEnc Limited specialises in projector enclosures and export throughout the world due to their vast knowledge and experience manufacturing outdoor electronics housings.

ProEnc have over 25 years’ experience making weatherproof housings, so you are guaranteed a quality product at a cost effective price. Unlike most other manufacturers, we quote specific requirements based on raw material and labour costs, other base their quotes on the replacement cost and value of the original projector and this is why there is a massive difference in price.

ProEnc’s pricing promise.

ProEnc guarantee that they will not be beaten on quality and price for a like for like product. In a recent conversation, a UK enquiry could not believe the price we quoted, stating no one could make them for that price, the reason being the 2 other housing suppliers base their costs for the IP rated cases on the value of the projector which ProEnc Limited think is very unethical.

ProEnc’s management team started out manufacturing computer enclosures for wash down food environments, so as you can imagine from the freezing external temperatures and the internal heat build-up, there had to be a solution and this is why their cooling solution was patented and used in their LCD enclosures and their IP65 projector enclosures. In 2009 the management team sold the business to concentrate on flat screen enclosures, and they led the industry until 2013 when that part of the business was sold off to a US rival.

ProEnc's IP rated projector enclosures

Questions to ask for IP rated projector cases.

Is it a bespoke projector housing? If it is the price for testing 1 custom unit should run into £2,700 if the price is similar the unit is not IP rated or even tested!

What gauge of material is the case made from? ProEnc use 14SWG Zintex, this is mild steel sheet that is covered in zinc to prevent corrosion, what would the point be making it from a material that will rust with no rust protection?

Lead time? Is this off the shelf or a standard 3-4 weeks lead time, if the later, it looks as though the unit is being made to order.

Ask the company you are talking too about what specific engineering experience they actually have, manufacturing steel housings for projectors. The reason is some companies subcontract all the work out and have no control over it or the quality, ProEnc have their own manufacturing facility and everything is done in house.

Ask the person you are discussing your requirement with to explain the differences between IP56 and IP65, asking about which is best for you application. In extreme cases IP65 products should be in stainless steel due to the high Chromium content in the steel, compared to mild steel. The Chromium acts as a corrosion inhibitor.

If you want to take the guess work out of who to speak too, contact ProEnc and we will be glad to discuss your IP rated projector enclosures requirement.

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