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Minimising keyway tampering, improving security:
Lifeline closed keyway locks

Because we’re a team of experienced Mental Health product designers, we believe prevention is better than cure.  That’s why we created a closed keyway mechanical lockset that minimises the probability of keyway tampering.

Our mechanical locksets are available with closed keyways.  Designed to minimise keyway blocking, they minimise the probability of needing to use the emergency T-bar tool to gain room entry.

Using five spring-loaded forward facing pins, the keyway is automatically closed off when the Lifeline key is removed from the lock.  The patented Lifeline key is only available from Safehinge Primera, reducing the risk of illicit online purchase. This ensures only staff can operate locks, improving both security and privacy.

Improves access speeds

With every lock using the same staff-only key, staff know immediately which one to use – making access quicker and less complicated.

Non-institutional

Service users say the jangling of keys on the ward reinforces feelings of imprisonment. Our one-key system means fewer keys – reducing anxiety and promoting recovery.

Enhances security

With just one key to carry, the risk of lost or stolen keys is reduced.  Plus, the patented Lifeline key is only available from Safehinge Primera, minimising the risk of illicit online purchases and ensuring only staff can operate locks – enhancing security and privacy.

Perfect harmony

The Lifeline closed keyway lockset works perfectly with the Symphony doorset

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Compatible locks

WIDELY COMPATIBLE – PROVIDING SAFETY, SECURITY AND SIMPLICITY


Clinical teams tell us they need a fast, intuitive way to access rooms – especially in stressful situations.  That’s why we’ve unified popular locks with a Lifeline – meaning that one staff-only key operates door locks, vision panels, anti-barricade stops, cabinets, and windows.

   

 

Door locksets

Safehinge Primera mechanical locksets are available with Lifeline closed keyway systems.  

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Window handles

Unifying door components with our range of window handles cuts the number of keys carried and keeps staff in control of window operation.  

explore our window handles

* Lifeline compatible window handles use an open keyway

  

 

Anti-barricade door stops

The closed keyway is compatible with our Movastop retrofit anti-barricade doorstop, as well as Intastop’s removable doorstop*.  It also works perfectly with the integrated collapsible anti-barricade doorstop on the Symphony doorset, providing a unified one-key solution for all locks.

*The specifier should check the product’s suitability for their application.

Learn about our anti-barricade doorstop

 

Vision panels

We know it’s important to reduce unauthorised use of vision panels, for example by using a standard square drive key.  That’s why Lifeline is compatible with panels from market leaders like Vistamatic and Intastop, for improved privacy and security.

 

EXPLORE OUR ROBUST VISION PANEL BEADS

Case study: Birmingham and Solihull

BIRMINGHAM AND SOLIHULL MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION TRUST CASE STUDY

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.

Learn about our testing process 

 

 

 

 

Video

ONE-KEY MECHANICAL ACCESS FOR ANTI-BARRICADE STOP

Using the one-key access, the same Lifeline key is used for observations and to operate the anti-barricade stop – providing emergency access in just two seconds.

Glasgow office

Level 4, Skypark 3
14 Elliot Place
Glasgow
G3 8EP
t: 0330 058 0988
e: info@safehinge.com

Blackpool office 

Unit 8 Bankfield House
250 Bristol Avenue
Blackpool
FY2 0JF
t: 0330 058 0988
e: info@safehinge.com

 

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