Ligature-Resistant Safety Products

It is an unfortunate fact that many patients/inmates of psychiatric and correctional facilities commit suicide every year. This is true even when a patient/inmate is known to be suicidal, and is closely monitored! (Mark Anthony Lynch, MSN et al, Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, Vol. 46, No. 7, 2008)


We are continually adding, deleting, or modifying products in an ongoing effort to improve their safety. Although they make suicide much more difficult, we cannot guarantee that these products will prevent suicide in 100% of all attempts, and therefore cannot overemphasize the importance of diligent supervision as well as the meticulous screening for contraband such as shoelaces. It cannot be overemphasized that proper installation (according to our instructions sent with each shipment) is required to effect maximum safety.