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The Lowdown on Behavioral Healthcare and Ligature-Resistant Locks

This is an installed over-the-door alarm. The sensor bar is at the top, and there is a ligature-resistant hinge. A strobe alarm is mounted outside, and there is a keyswitch that the nurse must physically approach to turn off using the key. In the event a patient attempts to hurt themselves using the top of the door, an alarm triggers. This particular installation is an all-in-one device requiring no computer programs or special knowledge. All that is required is the key.

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