Devon & Cornwall Constabulary  2004 Report Summary – “I cannot recommend the equipment highly enough.  It is secure, tamper evident reliable and the potential for showing that we showed the detainee the best duty of care will far out weigh the initial cost of the installation.”

PSDB Report conclusion – “LSMS should be considered for operational use in police and prison cells.”

Avon & Somerset Police – “A Life Signs Monitoring System (LSMS) cell, if properly used, can provide valuable support in monitoring detainees who are heavily intoxicated or otherwise at risk.”

Correctional Service Of Canada  Trial Report –   “Conclusion – Could the LSMS save life?  1. Based from COSATT’s experience … 2 people have been saved.  2. Water noise movement issue with toilets has been resolved and the LSMS has been proven to be stable since Sept 2014.  3. I don’t see any evidence to show that this LSMS systems can’t save life.”

The Rationale is based on this comment from – Guidelines 2000 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC):

“The speed with which defibrillation is performed is the major determinant of the success of resuscitative attempts … Survival rates … decrease approximately 7-10% with every minute that defibrillation is delayed.  A survival rate of 90% has been reported when defibrillation has been achieved within the first minute of collapse.”

There is no time to lose; without LSMS it is quite possible that such events are simply missed.