The top of the door is often the outstanding risk in mental health environments. This does not need to continue with the use of Kingsway's Door Top Monitor.
We have been working with many trusts to establish the outcomes required and how to have accurate real-time alerts whilst keeping nuisance activations to a minimum.
The DTM (Door Top Monitor) is used to help prevent a suicide attempt through a ligature attachment across the top of a door. This isn’t a tool to prevent a ligature, it is only an alert device to show when a ligature has been attached, warning staff as to which room needs their attention. Neither is the DTM a replacement for service user observations, although every added alert or warning could prevent a serious incident.