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Working in partnership with the Veterans Administration, Kennon created the world’s first soft suicide prevention door (SSPD) in 2009. Since then, that door has saved countless lives in behavioral health facilities around the world. Now, we’ve released the completely redesigned Kennon SSPD Door 2.0. The new door is virtually indestructible, meeting the stringent requirements of Architecture+ for inclusion in the New York State Office of Mental Health Guide (NYS-OHM). Door 2.0 is also the only anti-ligature ensuite door to pass the rigorous NFPA-286 fire safety testing. Unlike other doors on the market, the Kennon SSPD Door 2.0 installs in seconds, with little or no hardware. It will “break away” from the door frame with less than 11 pounds of pressure.

Kennon Door 2.0: Thinner - Lighter - Safer

The new Kennon Door 2.0 is our ligature-resistant, bathroom safety product. Like our Kennon SSPD, the highly durable Kennon Door enables behavioral health patients to maintain their privacy and dignity. It does this while protecting them from harming themselves. It’s made in the USA from soft, water-resistant materials and features a state-of-the-art breakaway magnetic hinge. It’s perfect for bathroom and shower installations in memory care, mental, and behavioral health situations. The suicide-resistant door has received the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA-286) Certification, meeting the latest fire-prevention building safety code requirements.

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The Original Kennon SSPD

Kennon still offers our original Soft Suicide Prevention Doors provide patients with dignity and privacy while keeping them safe. Designed with patient safety in mind, our ligature resistant SSPDs will break away from the door frame after 20 pounds of pressure is applied eliminating anchor points and leaving an inadequate amount of time for self-harm to occur. Designed for Behavioral Health Facilities, Correctional Facilities, Youth Centers, and Assisted Living Centers.

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Kennon Door SSPD Suicide Prevention Door

Kennon SSPA Art

It’s no mystery that humans are attracted to nature. Nature revives us. It impacts us psychologically, emotionally, and socially. Photographs of nature can transport you to places and have a safe effect. Kennon’s Soft Suicide Prevention Art (SSPA) is an easy, safe way to incorporate nature into patient recovery. Our anti-ligature art can make a real difference for patients, and staff morale. Patient rooms tend to be aesthetically sterile. Kennon’s ligature-proof art gives your patient rooms the look of fine art without the dangers of wire, hooks, nails, or other hazards.

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Kennon Soft Suicide Prevention Art (SSPA)