Our Lifeline closed keyway system is designed to eject foreign objects – minimising keyway tampering and making barricade attempts harder.
Our electronic lockset comes with 5-way SOS (Staff Override System) – ensuring you can always gain access regardless of keyway tampering.
Tried, tested and proven, our locksets are all anti-ligature to keep service users safer. They’re intuitive to use, making life easier for staff and ensuring quick operation– especially in stressful situations. Plus they’re robust and ideal for retrofitting, keeping maintenance and installation costs to a minimum.
Because it’s essential for staff to always have access, we developed the most complete override locking system on an anti-ligature lockset – 5-way SOS (Staff Override System). Our patented mechanisms are designed to overcome barricades of any type – providing peace of mind and saving lives.
The Trust originally wanted a square drive lockset. But with tampering and barricading an issue, they also wanted a reliable and complete override system so that staff could always gain access.
Our existing 5-way SOS (Staff Override System) didn’t quite fit the bill, as there were concerns about keyway tampering. So we suggested using it in conjunction with our Lifeline closed keyway system.
The proof came in the testing, when Trust staff really put our lockset through its paces. Having dealt with the many issues caused by blocked keyways, they set about trying to jam it with a variety of foreign objects, including toothpaste and a mixture of hair gel and hair spray.
The result? A product that passed with ﬂying colours – and a client who was convinced it met their needs.
Using the Door & Hardware Federation specification TS001, Exova independently test and classify our locksets and handles as anti-ligature hardware, with all of them passing at the highest level in their respective classifications.
This rigorous, measurable and repeatable testing offers a reliable indicator in any product assessment process.
We know that barricades happen. That’s why we designed our Staff Override System (SOS), with five override methods. Simple barricades are overcome by the staff turning the key, but there's four, rarely used, emergency override options are available for the worst case scenarios.
So you can always gain access, even if a service user tampers with the keyway or is holding the internal turn/pull.
Every second counts when gaining emergency access to a room. So we designed a robust, easy-to-use doorstop that’s activated from a single release point by staff safely positioned to the side, giving emergency access in just two seconds – the fastest anti-barricade access of any Mental Health doorset.
Our fully working mobile lockset model blocks demonstrate how our staff override locksets keep service users safer. Plus our brochures are designed to help you select the right components for each project.
Technical Information for Mental Health products, plus details on how to specify and purchase products for use in Mental Health environments.
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