Antenna/AP solutions for hospital ward

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Hi,

One of our customer is looking for antenna solution which can help them to hide AP's 250 above the ceiling. They used to have some false ceiling in the mental health wards which were below 2.7m. Now they being replaced for solid ceilings and 250's need to be Anti-Ligature ( patients can't hand themselves on it). Is any way how AP's can be hide above ceiling or any extended Aerial that can be fixed to ceiling from AP above it ?

Is anyone have experience with this kind of installation ?

Thanks for any help,
Szymon
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Szymon

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Fabien Gaille

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Hi Szymon,

I'm used to working with not easy people too but they're not in mental condition, standard users actually.

I checked a bit because it's an interesting question indeed. Looks like some companies provide anti ligature system : https://www.clarkedelta.co.uk/products/anti-ligature-products/, maybe something like the "anti-ligature ventilation grilles" would suits your needs but I don't know if it could have an impact to the signal. Maybe they can provide different materials.

Cheers,
Fabien
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Szymon

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Hi Fabien,

Thanks to get back to me. I checked and those " anti-ligature ventilation grilles " are build from steel as apparently they can't be build from plastic due to security ( plastic can be broken ). This of course causing issues with signal propagation....
Try to google some " anti-ligature AP covers " but couldn't find anything particular interesting.

Hard topic ... anyone , any different ideas, any experience with psychiatric WiFi solution  :)

Thanks,
Szymon
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Bill W.

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Take a look at the various enclosures from Oberon Inc. They may have something that you can make work. They use a polycarbonate or other strong, impact resistant plastics for the doors. So it is plastic, but it is not easily broken. We have some of the larger boxes that we use to mount APs in gyms. So they get hit with all kinds of things. When we tested them before deployment, we tried a few things to see how sturdy they were from jumping up and down on it to throwing lacrosse balls at it from a lacrosse stick. We did not encounter any cracks or breaks.

http://oberoninc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3091&vendor=Aerohive&series=71|AP250