Prison TV Uses & Top TV Enclosure Protection Solutions

Prison TV Uses & Top TV Enclosure Protection Solutions

Posted by Emilyann Allen on 15th Oct 2020

Prison TV Uses & TV Enclosure Protection Solutions

A TV enclosure protection solution for prisons, as seen in the recreational area of a prison

There are many reasons TVs are used in prisons and jails. In fact, TVs are considered among the top jail, prison, and inmate supplies. It is also important to protect TVs in prisons. This article offers a deep dive into these topics….

Article Content:

Uses of a Monitor, Digital Sign, or TV for Prison
How to Protect a Prison TV
Best TV Enclosures for Detention Centers


Uses of a Monitor, Digital Sign, or TV for Prison

Prison TV Uses

What is the role of TV in prison ?

  • TV is used as a reward for desirable behavior and conduct for inmates.
  • TV indicates prisoner behavior status. Prisoners with an in-cell TV for prison are observed as examples of compliant inmates in contrast to those without.
  • TVs act as a 'baby-sitter' to keep inmates busy.
  • TV keeps prisoners more sedate and passive, which aids smoother prisoner management.
  • TV is used as a resource which helps to manage overcrowding and movement around prison property. When inmates are watching TV in their cells, that reduces their time needing to be watched at other locations around the premises.
  • TVs can be used as entertainment and stress relief for staff.

Prison Monitor & Digital Sign Uses

Why are digital monitors needed in prisons?

  • Digital displays and TVs are placed strategically around prisons to display safety footage of the grounds for security to monitor.
  • Digital displays are used to display rules, instructions, reminders, and other information throughout facilities.

    How to Protect a Prison TV

    While there are many uses for a prison TV, digital monitor, and digital sign, there are also many needs for detention center TV screen protection. Inmates are known for damaging property and prison TVs are no exception. There are also threats such as weather and flying objects for surveillance TVs or digital signs placed outside. The list could go on.

    Hands down the top solutions for jail and prison outdoor TV protection are well built TV and digital signage enclosures. Top quality TV enclosures are comprised of the best materials to protect against various threats, both inside and outside. Read on to learn about the best indoor and outdoor TV enclosures for prisons and jails.

    Anti-Ligature TV enclosure hood for The TV Shield PRO Lite Series, as seen in jail


    Best TV Enclosures for Detention Centers

    An indoor or outdoor TV or display enclosure offers TV for prison protection in most situations, even harsh environments. All enclosures mentioned in this article offer high impact resistance, shatterproof front panels, security systems, theft, burglary, vandalism, and tampering protection, filtered ventilation, and cable pass-throughs. Certain enclosures mentioned below also offer additional options such as weatherproofing or ligature resistance.

    Indoor TV Enclosures

    Coming in at the lowest prices, The TV Shield and The Display Shield outdoor TV enclosures can also be used for indoor TV protection. They protect from tampering, theft, and much more. See the chart at the end of this write up for more specs and features of all the enclosures mentioned in this article.

    In addition, The TV Shield PRO Lite is tailored specifically as a shatterproof indoor TV screen protector. The TV Shield PRO Lite TM is a sleek cost effective protective TV enclosure built using lightweight aluminum for ultimate strength and durability. Perfect for indoor TV protection or outdoor applications that need strong screen defense rather than full weather-proofing, this cover is ideal in high traffic buildings, institutional environments, schools, hospitals, and more. The unit's base frame bolts to the wall using heavy duty mounting hardware, while the enclosure attaches to the base frame using a high strength security screw system for the ultimate defense against removal from the wall (this is an open back design). The TV Shield PRO Lite ® features .177" thick ultra-clear shatterproof polycarbonate for the front shield and a .25" thick aluminum front frame. This protective television and digital display enclosure will hold up in the roughest and toughest environments including federal correctional institutions.

    Anti-Ligature TV Enclosure

    As you probably know, in penitentiary situations, not only do TVs need protection, but people also need to be protected from harming themselves by using TVs. The TV Shield PRO Lite anti-ligature TV enclosure was developed exactly for that purpose. If you want to learn more about anti-ligature TV enclosures, visit the article, The Benefits of Anti Ligature TV Enclosures . The TV Shield PRO Lite Anti-Ligature non-loop prison TV enclosures are the top trusted solution across industries. Pair The TV Shield PRO Lite with the Anti-Ligature TV Enclosure Hood for the perfect ligature resistant solution.

    The TV Shield PRO Lite and the Anti-Ligature Hood which together creates The TV Shield PRO Lite Anti Ligature TV Enclosure - TV for Prison Solution

    The anti-ligature hood (sloped top TV enclosure accessory) is designed to be used in environments where anti-ligature requirements are in place to prevent intentional or accidental self-harm to patients or others. Possible applications include hospitals, mental institutions, correctional facilities, care homes, schools, and children’s nurseries. When this ligature resistant TV enclosure hood is paired with The TV Shield PRO Lite indoor TV enclosure it offers facilities complete protection including water, dust, and uncompromising tamper resistance. The TV Shield PRO Lite enclosure comes standard with an internal air flow system, high strength tamper resistant hardware, and a shatterproof polycarbonate front panel.

    This system provides complete protection and features cost effective pricing while still providing a very sleek and aesthetically pleasing protective enclosure.

    Outdoor TV Enclosures

    Whether the application is outdoor TV or digital signage, The TV Shield, The Display Shield, and The TV Shield PRO are industry leading and trusted outdoor TV cabinets and digital signage cases.

    These enclosures have different builds which can be seen in the chart at the end of this article. But The TV Shield, The Display Shield, and The TV Shield PRO are all shatterproof and offer tamper and theft defense, weather defense, water resistance, moisture control, fans and heaters for extreme temperatures, dust control, and more. From Canada to Australia, these enclosures protect prison TVs in extreme climates across the globe.

    Digital Signage & TV Enclosure Comparison Charts

    From the US Airforce and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to many more facilities across the world, the following enclosures are industry leading indoor and outdoor TV enclosures used by over 25,000 locations in over 42 countries (as of 2020).

    * This chart was last updated 5/13/2020

    Comparing The TV Shield, The Display Shield, The TV Shield Pro,The TV Shield Pro portrait and The TV Shield Pro lite

    Still have questions about TV enclosures? Reach out any time to Protective Enclosures Company for support (800-331-2628). We’re here to help should you need assistance.