60th anniversary of the Vistamatic Vision Panel

Published: 15-Nov-2021

Innovative privacy product has transformed mental health and dementia care environments

Vistamatic’s award-winning privacy vision panel, which has helped to transform mental health environments, celebrates its 60th anniversary over the coming months.

The name ‘Vistamatic’ in relation to a glass panel was trademarked in 1961 and the product has gone from strength to strength ever since.

And, over the decades, the design has been refined and enhanced to become what is today’s industry gold standard.

In the mid 2000s, the new Vista Max was unveiled with wider bands, offering an enhanced viewing area, and significantly reducing the likelihood of blinds spots.

That advancement brought forth the popular Vista Max XL, which dispensed with the need to install two individual panels into a door blank.

More recently, in response to the requirements of the mental health and dementia sector, the Vista Safe Anti Ligature and Vista Art bespoke design panels were created.

Also from those initial panels has evolved innovative new ideas, such as the unique Vista Port and the inspired Vista Slide for larger placements.

Now widely regarded as a global leader of vision panel manufacturing, Vistamatics was first installed outside of the UK in 1993, and the company itself saw expansion to the USA in 2005.

Director, Mark Nash, said: “We are so proud to have hit such a major milestone in the history of Vistamatic.

“We’ve always known that the original Vistamatic vision panels were a revolution in secure observation, and we’re proud to have taken that and continued to innovate.

“Being installed in 90% of UK hospitals, and with widespread international growth, we look forward to seeing where the Vistamatic panel will take the company in the next 60 years. “

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