RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

Hybrid lighting solution unveiled

Hybrid lighting solution unveiled

Specialist in low energy, low carbon solutions, Monodraught, and manufacturer of ‘smart’ LED lighting, Photonstar, have collaborated to launch a hybrid lighting development, Sunpipe LuxLoop, which they say maximises the benefits of the former’s Sunpipe and the latter’s LuxLoop systems.
Hidden activation and steel construction

Hidden activation and steel construction

Designed to contribute to a therapeutic environment ‘with safety, security, and recovery in mind’, the Skytech Lite healthcare window from Pensher Skytech incorporates a frameless sliding vent, increasing access to natural light without compromising its anti-ligature attributes.
Anti-climb fascia for roofline protection

Anti-climb fascia for roofline protection

A new anti-climb bullnose fascia system, designed to protect rooflines from unauthorised access and vandalism, and reportedly especially suitable for installation in hospitals, clinics and secure facilities, is now available from Contour, a manufacturer of safe surface heating systems and building fabrications.
Keyless door opening and locking system

Keyless door opening and locking system

Pointing out that unlocking cars with electronic remote control keys has long been standard practice, SimonsVoss Technologies has applied the same thinking to its MobileKey system for locking and opening doors; the key is replaced by a digital transponder, a PIN code keypad, or the user’s smartphone.
Pocket door solution’s many features

Pocket door solution’s many features

Shown by hardware and doorset specialist, Monaghan Hardware, at May’s Design in Mental Health exhibition prior to an official August launch, was the company’s i-slide anti-ligature pocket door solution for en suite bathrooms ‘and other personal areas’.
Furniture for ‘challenging environments’

Furniture for ‘challenging environments’

Furniture supplier, Teal, has launched a 96-page ‘Solutions for Challenging environments’ brochure detailing ‘innovative collections designed for client risk levels up to high risk security environments’.
A considerable contribution made

A considerable contribution made

Design in Mental Health 2016 saw Wallgate showcase new ‘dementia-friendly’ products including a WC flush, basin taps, and a shower, that purposely look, feel, and behave, ‘normal’ and ‘familiar’ to those with dementia.
Vision panels feature artwork

Vision panels feature artwork

Good observation while maintaining privacy and dignity, anti-ligature features, and the panels’ ability to incorporate artwork, were among the key factors in the specification, by the project manager on the scheme, of Vistamatic vision panels incorporating a different flower for each bedroom for the newly refurbished Suite 3 Dementia Ward at Tonna Hospital in Neath, South Wales.
Robotic cleaning reimagined

Robotic cleaning reimagined

Diversey Care’s new TASKI Intellibot automatic robotic cleaning machines are reportedly the UK and Europe’s first fully automated commercial cleaners; they clean floors ‘hands free’.
Loose lay luxury flooring tiles

Loose lay luxury flooring tiles

Polyflor says its new Expona SimpLay PUR range of loose lay luxury vinyl tiles and planks for heavy commercial interiors ‘offers authentic reproductions of beautiful natural materials presented in an adhesive-free, ready-to-lay product designed to reduce installation time’. The 38 ‘stunning designs’ feature a variety of both traditional and contemporary wood, stone, and textile effects.
Showing its true colours

Showing its true colours

With it having been long been known that certain colours promote certain feelings – for example cool tones such as blues and greens are known to be calming – Primera is keen to highlight its new handle finishes.
‘Home from home’ in wet environments

‘Home from home’ in wet environments

Altro’s new Altro Pisces is a wet environment safety flooring for shoes and bare feet which ‘combines all the benefits of safety flooring with the look and feel of home’.
Liking the sound of it

Liking the sound of it

Ecophon says its new range of Akusto One vertical independent sound absorbers are ‘easy to install, and ideal for creating spaces where both exceptional acoustics and aesthetics are required cost-effectively’.
Door closers improve mental health

Door closers improve mental health

Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers have become the 'preferred choice' of clinicians, health estate managers and designers when looking at the construction and improvement of mental health facilities, according to manufacturers Samuel Heath.
Door closer ticks fire safety boxes

Door closer ticks fire safety boxes

Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers tick all the right boxes when it comes to fire safety and are particularly well-suited for installation in all types of healthcare facilities.
Creating more peaceful spaces

Creating more peaceful spaces

Safehinge has unveiled a ‘ground-breaking’ new acoustic threshold seal designed to create more peaceful environments and ensure privacy and safety for patients in psychiatric facilities.
Door closers are good for health

Door closers are good for health

Available in standard and free swing versions, Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers are totally concealed when the door is closed, delivering a host of benefits in aesthetics, hygiene, safety and well-being that are proving extremely popular with specifiers, clinicians and facilities managers throughout the healthcare sector.
Safevent Access facilitates cleaning and maintenance

Safevent Access facilitates cleaning and maintenance

Britplas have launched a new version of their award-winning Safevent window, the Safevent Access.
Vision panel offers greater than 90% visibility

Vision panel offers greater than 90% visibility

IVision is an innovative manual vision panel that its manufacturer claims to offer greater than 90% visibility, double what is currently available, with total blackout.
Mirrors are 'Police approved'

Mirrors are 'Police approved'

Leading UK physical security supplier Securikey has achieved ‘Police Preferred Specification’ status for nine models within its convex safety mirror range.

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