The designers of behavioral health facilities have long searched for wood door solutions for high risk areas such as patient rooms. The traditional solid core wood door solutions have not proven robust enough for these types of openings. As a result, AMBICO was contacted by the facility architects and asked to develop a suitable solution: a door that leverages a proprietary steel structural door core encased in hardwood door edges and finished with two-ply veneer and backer faces. The result is a door that has the strength of steel, but with the soft decorative finish of wood.
- AMBICO’s Anti-Barricade Security Wood Door & Steel Frame Assembly has been fully tested and approved for use by the New York State Office of Mental Health and included in their Patient Safety Standards, Materials and Systems Guidelines document.
- The steel frames have been uniquely developed with the option to utilize a swing clear stop, allowing the door to swing in either direction for safety and security.
- Assemblies are furnished by the door manufacturer with a super heavy duty double acting continuous hinge and an anti-barricade wood swing stop system.
- Assemblies can be furnished with any available veneer species and they can be custom factory stained, clear coat or prime painted for custom paint finish.
What third party testing has been done on AMBICO’s Anti-Barricade Security Wood Door & Steel Frame Assembly?
AMBICO’s Anti-Barricade Security Wood Door & Steel Frame Assembly has been fully tested and approved for use by the New York State Office of Mental Health and included in their Patient Safety Standards, Materials and Systems Guidelines document.
What does Accepted by OMH mean?
Items with this symbol constitute a best practice for all existing facilities and a minimum standard for new construction and
renovation projects at NYS-OMH’s state-operated inpatient hospitals. Unless alternatives are identified in the notes section of the
page, such items are also minimum standards for Article 31 and Article 28 hospitals.
What does it mean to have a gold seal?
Items with this symbol have withstood paper clip testing in addition to all other applicable testing methods.
What is meant by Use with Caution?
Items with this symbol might be suitable for certain inpatient environments; however, they should be used with caution. Some of
these items have institutional characteristics that are not appropriate for an environment that is certified by the Joint Commission,
which requires non-institutional fittings and fixtures. Others items have inherent risks that must be evaluated for their
appropriateness for the intended application. Typically, the associated notes describe why the device is to be used with caution.
What is meant by high, medium and low risk areas?
Please see the below chart for more information on what defines each risk area.
What are Anti-Barricade strategies that AMBICO products adhere to?
AMBICO follows the strategies outlined in number 4 indicated by the chart below. Click here to view the chart as a PDF.