A new duo of vision panels, designed specifically for the mental health sector, has been launched by leading manufacturer Intastop.

SECURA Glaze and SECURA Vision are two solutions which capitalise on the success of existing products IntaVision and IntaGlaze but benefit from two significant changes– the removal of the hole in the glass giving added strength and an improved angle of visibility, allowing clear viewing down to the floor.

“We work closely with representatives across the mental health and wider health care sectors getting extensive feedback and these new products bring a new dimension in the care of patients and their safety along with that of staff,” said Sarah Barsby “The key features of this range is repositioning of the operating mechanism which now eliminates any pressure points in the glass and the increase in visibility which offers up to 87% vision to support the high levels of care required in such situations.”

The quiet, manual, dual operated panel requires no wiring, or mains power, and is therefore ideal for new specifications or retrofit projects. An improved angle of visibility to the floor is evident and the panels also incorporates a high secure, pressed, integral softened edge stainless steel surround. It is available in a variety of sizes and specifications including the option to have digital imagery and alternative glass types.

“In situations where privacy is important but monitoring of patients is of equal importance, door vision panels bring tangible benefits as to the type and level of care offered,” said Sarah. “Options are also available in this range for clear, opaque, blackout or even graphics printed glass to give NHS trusts and building and clinical managers greater options to personalise the way this element of care is managed.”

Products within the range have been third party tested to both medium and high secure standards; fire tested to BS476: Part 20 & 22 for 30 and 60 minutes and cycle tested to 250,00 cycles.