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Advanced Security Solutions for Healthcare Facilities

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We bring together several different security systems to monitor Hospital and Healthcare facilities in a convenient and cost-effective way. Our strength lies in seamlessly putting existing systems into dialogue so that they can effectively interact with each other.

There is a broad spectrum of buildings within a hospital facility where some areas are off limits to the public and reserved only for staff. Each of these areas in a hospital facility requires unique and tailored solutions. We have many features that enable operators to immediately take action and make informed decisions.

 

Since COVID-19 Hospitals are under even more pressure, we make it easier for managers on site to handle this challenging environment.

 

Integration systems such as access control, intrusion, and fire panels, video intercom, EAS tagging, Nurse call, and panic systems is essential. We have the capability to associate, display, and record events from all these 3rd party systems.

Applications

  • Hospitals - multiple buildings, receptions, perimeters, grounds, and public spaces.

  • Wards - outpatients, emergency, examination areas, theatres, and surgeries.

  • Staff Areas – departments, employee parking, canteens

  • Visitor Areas - Public corridors, car parks, main entrances, cafés, and walkways.

  • General and Specialized Care Facilities

  • Clinics and Doctors Rooms

  • Laboratories

  • Rehabilitation centers

  • Nursing Homes

  • Pharmacies and dispensaries

Powerful CCTV Surveillance Solutions for Healthcare Facilities

Health and safety systems must be managed and monitored across many areas, which all need to be secured to keep thousands of patients, visitors, and staff safe.

Providing video surveillance solutions for Hospital and Healthcare facilities presents numerous and unique challenges. Simultaneously, privacy needs to be maintained and cyber security invasions prevented.

 

Technology can create an effective and efficient smart hospital environment using sophisticated management tools that is transparent, easy to monitor, and safe for staff, patients, and visitors.

 

Reducing the risk to hospital infrastructure and health and safety by applying intelligent surveillance techniques with real-time visual and audio alerts to notify users, and customizable system configuration to take actions such as send email notifications, switch camera video walls, and much more.

Meeting Healthcare Facilities CCTV Surveillance Requirements

  • System reliability and minimum maintenance to maximize up-time and reduce any risks

  • System to create alerts when there is unusual activity in a designated area

  • Addressing privacy and cyber-security compliance on various levels

  • Extensive suite of search tools to empower operators to easily find footage relating to specific incidents

  • Quickly review footage on one or more cameras and control PTZ cameras for object tracking

  • Detect loitering or abandoned objects

  • Archive video across one or more cameras to media devices

  • Allow staff vehicles in and out of areas as well as block unauthorized personnel

 

Third-Party Integration Requirements for Healthcare Facilities

 

Perimeter protection

  • This is of paramount importance to hospital grounds as the first point of entry. Our sophisticated tools work seamlessly with normal or thermal cameras to provide real-time alerts to assisting security staff.

  • Video Analytics can be configured to detect people crossing perimeter boundaries.

  • The software also integrates with third party electronic fence monitoring systems, which provides a double layer of security when used in conjunction with Video Analytics.

  • The sophisticated control room and alarm management solution facilitates an effective environment and speedily guide operators to areas of concern, allowing them to take immediate action in pressurized situations.

 

Smoke and Fire Detection

  • Fire and smoke alarms must be taken seriously and dealt with immediately to protect the patients, staff, and visitors on the hospital premises. Most hospitals have many alarm panels across multiple buildings that need to be monitored.

  • Any smoke or fire alarm must be investigated with discretion to avoid panic. We integrate with multiple smoke and fire alarm panels, to efficiently show the operator on the alarm gateway which unit has been triggered.

  • The geographic map location, and associated video footage from cameras in the immediate vicinity are also provided to the operator for an instantaneous response and visual representation if this is a false alarm or a genuine emergency.

Intruder Alarms

  • Large hospitals have several intruder alarm panels covering multiple buildings or departments, which can all be integrated with the VMS to notify the operator or department manager where and when an alarm was triggered.

  • This is supported with the geographic map location and associated video footage from the nearest CCTV cameras, which can be used as evidence to investigate the event.

 

Public Spaces monitoring

  • Events in public spaces are not always predictable, difficult areas to monitor, and have a great deal of thoroughfare, thus requiring a superior surveillance solution.

  • With hundreds of cameras for operators to monitor it is extremely important to be able to allocate cameras, or groups of cameras, to specified users. It is imperative that these users can easily view events and act when they occur.

  • It is vital to monitor key areas such as entrances, exits, receptions, public waiting areas, car parks, corridors, and cash counters that may require specific detection resolutions depending on requirements.

  • No rooms or wards are usually monitored to maintain the privacy of patients, but a thorough surveillance system needs to be able to closely monitor movement in and out of these spaces.

 

Electronic Article Surveillance

  • Integrated with EAS systems to enable hospitals to keep track of expensive equipment, beds, and medication, that have been tagged.

  • Trigger an alarm if an item is removed from the building or department, linked to CCTV Cameras via video management software.

  • The operator is provided with an informative map showing the location of the event and associated video footage.

  • This technology can also be used with baby tagging in maternity wards, to track any unauthorized movement of babies from the facility.

 

CCTV and Video Management Features

  • I.P and Analogue CCTV Hybrid Solutions with Megapixel Camera support

  • Control room environment – provides an effective user interface for all features and integrations to add value.

  • Cutting-edge AI - video analytics with Artificial Intelligence algorithms can perform many automated functions like detection of loitering and abandoned objects or tracking people and vehicles across a broad space.

  • Fast, real-time alerts – response teams to react quickly to incidents such as, fire, intrusion, theft, violence, and other threats.

  • Interactive Maps - Multi-layered map enables users to “drill down” into areas of interest within a hospital or healthcare facility. Overview map allows users to select a map area, zoom into it, and select cameras. The map provides graphical alerts from one or many configured events and enables users to control third-party devices.

  • Alarm Management Gateway - complete solution where events can be allocated a priority level, as well as event-specific cameras, sites, and maps. Operators will be automatically guided to the exact camera and/or map upon the event and procedures will be automatically presented. All events and operator activities are logged in the database.

  • Video wall - facilitates the control of many monitors from a single panel and enables tours of cameras, and tours of layouts, on selected panels or monitors. Cameras can be automatically switched to selected monitors on events.

  • Multi-site connection - Some hospital facilities prefer a central command center to manage several sites. The VMS allows simultaneous connections to multiple sites, buildings, and departments, with concurrent viewing of cameras from these locations.

  • SMART search features - search for vehicles by type (car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or person) or search by color; within a specified period on a specific camera, or across multiple cameras.

  • ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) - performs automated actions when a recognized plate falls within a designated group. If a staff plate group is identified, it could open a boom-gate or raise an alarm when a plate on the blacklisted group has been detected.

  • Speed Algorithm - provides alerts and recordings of vehicles traveling at speeds higher than a desired limit within the hospital grounds. This alerts operators to unusual or dangerous driving in the Hospital vicinity.

  • Adjacent Camera mapping - easily follow people or vehicles across multiple cameras without having to choose specific cameras.

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Effective Access Control Solutions for Healthcare Facilities

Our secure access control solutions are flexible and scalable to meet your specific requirements, keeping your staff and patients safe.

Health care facilities require a 24-hour solution so they can focus on the business of caring for patients.

Our integrated Access Control provides important video verification of access control transactions and delivers an effective management solution enabling the system to create events on specific transaction types (like anti-passback or after-hours transactions), which will in turn, trigger site actions.

In response to COVID-19, we have combined thermal cameras to generate temperature alert capability to help monitor the health of visitors and staff entering hospital buildings. Through adding temperature screening to our software, we have designed a tool that can provide a visual representation of temperature and trigger alerts at pre-determined thresholds.

Meeting Healthcare Facilities Access Control Requirements

  • The ability to restrict access by ward, department or individual is critical, as is hands-free door entry for emergency situations, where instant access is needed.

  • Monitoring traffic in hospital areas such as roads and parking spaces is vital in ensuring the security of patients, staff, and visitors on site.

  • Core requirements are integration into other systems – access, intruder alarms, CCTV and elevator systems, and a variety of quickly accessed reports.

  • Hands-free door entry for emergency situations, where instant access is critical.

  • Automatic vehicle registration identification eliminating the need to stop.

  • Variety of quickly accessible reports.

 

Access Control Features:

  • Improved administrative efficiency and management through reporting

  • Identification via ANPR eliminates the need for emergency vehicles to stop when entering or exiting. ANPR compares lists of plates in configured groups, for instance blacklists, staff groups, or contractor groups making sure only legitimate vehicles enter the site. The software also offers a comprehensive database search facility for finding license plates.

  • Hands-free door entry for emergency situations, where instant access is critical

  • Automatic vehicle registration identification eliminates the need to stop

  • Partial or full site lock down in an emergency

  • Ability to restrict access by ward, department or individual

  • Access control for employees, contractors, and visitors

  • Full integration into other systems – access, intruder alarms, CCTV, and elevator systems.

  • 24-hour access through any web enabled device (smartphone, tablet, computer)

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