Vistamatic Vision Panels – Incorporating Artwork

Vistamatic® Anti-Ligature vision panels offer a combination of high integrity glazing whilst incorporating a stainless steel frame and anti-ligature device specifically designed to enhance the service user experience, ensuring safe and secure observation. Vistamatic Vision Panels also allows the use of digital images, whether its end user art, landscapes, photos or graphics, thus creating an aesthetically pleasing and calming internal environment, all within a safe, ligature-free surrounding.

This product was initially developed, without art, to respect the modesty, privacy and dignity and enhance the safety and security of mental health and dementia patients in bedroom areas and is suitable for door thicknesses from 39mm to 60mm. This high performance vision panel is strong, anti-ligature, scratch-resistant and prevents the passing of contraband, other features include:

  • Rounded corners
  • Bevelled edge return
  • Anti-ligature knob and collar
  • Tamper proof screws
  • Unique 25mm vision aspect
  • Bolt through system
  • VistaGlide IAS, the soft closing damper system


Graphic Colour Options Vistamatic Incorporating art

Colour and individual bespoke graphics can make the world of difference to a project be they of a novel or commercial nature and can play a part in creating an exciting or calming influence within an environment. Vistamatic® recognise the importance of this and enhancing the overall experience of patients, staff and visitors within mental health and dementia and pride themselves on their effective approach to interior design, helping to create an outstanding therapeutic space.

After working with several leading Architects in the field of Dementia and Mental Health design about incorporating art within a building’s design in order to improve the therapeutic environment, we began to look into ways of incorporating art into our vision panels. Following an extensive research and development process, we developed a remarkable solution which allows detailed digital images to be printed on to the vision panels.

Vistamatic® Anti-Ligature vision panels demonstrate innovation within their field and sets a precedent for the design of future environments, providing a number of benefits for end users, including:

  • Respecting the modesty, privacy and dignity of patients and visitors
  • Creating a welcoming and attractive environment that lifts the spirits of the end users
  • Creating an inspirational sense of place and a therapeutic environment whilst addressing infection control, patient safety and security

A patient’s perception of internal perimeters is that of an obvious custodial boundary, something unmistakably institutional and a constant reminder that they are living in a secure environment. We realised that by adding art to our vision panels we could soften the physical appearance of the doors whilst significantly enhancing the internal patient environment.

Any image deemed appropriate can be used, be it specified by the healthcare provider, architect or end users themselves. If the latter option is selected it creates an opportunity to empower service users to take ownership of the building and indeed their internal environment.


Tonna Hospital Testimonial

“Vistamatic Vision Panels were specified for Tonna Hospital, Suite 3 Dementia unit because of their well-established record of providing reliable security, privacy and protection in sensitive environments such as this facility. They provide a practical solution respecting the privacy and dignity of the service users and promoting recovery and independence, which is essential for environments like this.

“The anti-ligature Vistamatic® panels incorporating the chosen artwork will play a vital role within the refurbished ward. The staff know and trust the product and rely heavily on them when it comes to performing their day-to-day care duties.”

Marcus Eyre, Project Manager Capital Planning – ABM NHS Wales


Kingfisher Court, Kingsley Green Testimonial

“The panels are renowned for their reliability and were therefore the obvious choice when it came to selecting which panels to use at Kingsley Green, which is now a complete on the state-of-the-art mental health and learning disabilities centre at Kingsley Green, Radlett – part of the Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust.”

Mike Trigg, Project Manager – Geoffrey Osborne