Healthcare security systems involve far more than basic security products. These systems, when integrated with logical, comprehensive solutions and technology, keep a hospital or facility’s people and assets safe. When everything is secure, a hospital can confidently move forward in achieving its real mission: providing patients the best possible care in the safest environment possible.
Security as a Means to Protect Patients and Staff
Unified Access Control
Unified access control allows you to assign levels of facility and area access based on staff function. Paired with video surveillance, it allows for active medical facility monitoring and recording activity, as well as global and departmental lockdown capabilities. Integrating access control and video provides centralized control for easy administration and management.
IP Video Surveillance
Take advantage of your existing network by connecting IP video surveillance to it. Strategic installation offers a clear view of patients and facilities. Surveillance signage can deter unsafe and would-be criminal acts. Captured images can be used as evidence and to identify individuals.
Staff Security & Protection
Staff’s badges can be equipped with wireless call functionality. Paired with wall-mounted devices, staff can discreetly summon help over your wireless network or current Wi-Fi. With an active-RFID, RTLS badge, staff members press or pull it when they need assistance or are facing a threatening situation. RFID technology detects their specific location, so responders can arrive quickly.
Intrusion Detection Systems
Your healthcare facility’s needs and layout determine recommendations for the latest options in intrusion detection. Many options, ranging from minimum to maximum solutions, are available to fit staff and patient needs.
Emergency Notification Devices
Quickly and concisely guide people out of harm’s way whether they’re inside your hospital or on the grounds or parking areas. Incidents are triggered via buttons, consoles, panels and inputs. Designate notification channels. Then, provide emergency directions through communication systems, such as media displays, phone, text, PA systems and more.
Wandering, Elopement and Fall Detection
Track patients or residents with technology features that give them a better quality of care, give families and staff peace of mind, and allow your operations to flow more smoothly. Once sensors and tags are in place and the detection system is deployed, users receive an alert and quickly respond if someone wanders, strays or falls to improve care and minimize risk.
Protect your most vulnerable patients and give staff and new parents peace of mind. Through comfortable tags with tamper alarms and integration with infrastructure, such as access control systems, door locking systems and security cameras, staff can protect infants and focus on their care.
Security as a Means to Create the Safest Healthcare Environment Possible
Asset & Equipment Management
Mark mobile medical equipment with asset tags, which seamlessly communicate with existing systems to provide exact location and condition. In addition to controlling inventory, medical staff can quickly locate then access critical medical equipment, speeding up workflow and delivering better overall patient care.
Meet compliance standards and prevent product loss with environmental monitoring. Record and track temperature and condition data of mission-critical medicines, vaccines, blood and lab samples to ensure all are safe and ready for patient use. Save time and money by eliminating the need for manual reporting and recording data remotely.
Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI)
Prevent terrorists from obtaining materials that can be used in radiological attacks by implementing security requirements established in the GTRI framework of convert, remove and protect. Hospitals support the initiative with remote monitoring, access control systems, alerting local law enforcement of an event, disposing properly of unused radiological and nuclear materials, and protecting radiology and nuclear medicine equipment still in use.
When it comes to hospital security systems, there are many factors to consider – from the type and size of your facility and the type of medical inventory to the people who work and visit there every day. The goal is to secure people and assets from every imaginable internal and external threat. Yet, unless regulations, your equipment or your surrounding community dictates it, you want your hospital secure, yet a welcoming space where your staff can carry out your true mission, caring for patients in a safe environment.
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