Hospital Security


Georgia Medical Center Uses Avigilon HD Surveillance System To Reduce Costs, Improve Investigation Times

Avigilon recently announced that Southside Medical Center, Georgia’s oldest and largest Federally Qualified Health Center, has deployed the Avigilon HD surveillance system to boost patient and staff safety.

No Room For Error

St. Mary’s Innovis Health is a healthcare facility serving Detroit Lakes, Minn., and several surrounding communities. Its growing campus consists of clinics and nursing centers, an emergency room, three assisted-living facilities and administrative offices. Dedicated to patient safety, the hospital needed an effective way to track the patients and hospital staff entering and leaving its facility.

Cauterizing Criminal Activity

CoxHealth in Springfield, Mo., had been a long-time advocate of using electronic surveillance to protect people and property within its vast premises. In fact, hospital security was already monitoring more than 300 video cameras attached to multiple DVR-based analog systems. But the technology’s gaps in coverage and archiving constraints made it difficult to review weekly incident reports and gather forensic video in a timely manner.

IP Surveillance System Helps Reduce Crime, Improve Safety For Missouri Healthcare Organization

Axis Communications recently announced that Missouri-based CoxHealth has deployed more than 100 Axis network cameras and encoders at its ambulatory surgery center and parking garages to ensure safety and reduce crime.

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Successful Strategies

As South Florida's only licensed specialty pediatric hospital and Florida's only freestanding pediatric trauma center, Miami Children's Hospital serves a special purpose.

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When Seconds Count

When an emergency call is received at the communications center of the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region in Regina, Saskatchewan, it could be originating from across the hall or from hundreds of miles away.

New Jersey Medical Center Uses RFID To Protect Infants

RF Technologies has partnered with Ocean Medical Center of Brick, N.J., to help protect infant patients with the recent installation of Safe Place Infant and Pediatric Security Solution.

When Seconds Count

When an emergency call is received at the communications center of the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region in Regina, Saskatchewan, it could be originating from across the hall or from hundreds of miles away.



Colorado Healthcare Facility Uses Web-Enabled Access Control Software, Proximity Card Readers

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies recently announced that the Gunnison Health Care Center, a 100-employee health care facility in Gunnison, Colo., is using Schlage bright blue Web-enabled access control software and both Schlage wired and wireless proximity card readers to limit access throughout the facility.

Healthy Tips For Business

Healthcare is a booming industry that is faring better in the present economic climate than most other security markets. What is especially appealing is that it is not a one-size-fits-all market. Regardless of the size or type of the healthcare customer, they all present unique challenges due to the many regulations that govern them.

Survey: Specialized Training, Respect For Culture Key Factors In Healthcare Security Personnel Selection

The unique circumstances and institutional cultural issues found in healthcare facilities play a major role in decisions regarding security staffing, according to a recent survey of hospital executives conducted by AlliedBarton Security Services.

Westchester Medical Center Awards Contract to Vicon Industries to Provide Surveillance System

Vicon Industries Inc., a designer and producer of integrated IP video surveillance and access control systems, has been awarded the contract to provide Westchester Medical Center with an extensive, network-based video surveillance system that will secure the entire property.

Working In Harmony

Citrus Valley Medical Center is proving that the access control system world is not all or nothing; its more than choosing between strictly mechanical or only networked solutions.

Allscripts Integrates Electronic Health Record with Patient Kiosk

Allscripts and Fujitsu, a provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace, has introduced the Allscripts Patient Kiosk, the next generation of patient kiosk technology for physician practices.

A True Security Blanket

Anti-abduction systems are now a common feature at birthing units and obstetric departments in hospitals nationwide. Over the last decade, facilities have opted to safeguard newborns with this specialized technology that provides protection to each infant.

Healthy Results

AlliedBarton Security Services began its partnership with Virtua Mt. Holly Hospital in New Jersey 16 years ago and has been providing access control and mobile and walking patrols, monitoring security cameras and teaching security-related classes ever since.

GVI Provides Surveillance to Health Care Organization in Colombia

GVI Security Solutions Inc. will provide a video surveillance solution, including Samsung Electronics Cameras, DVRs and LCD Touch screen controllers for one of the largest health care organizations in Colombia.

Wireless IP Video System Protects Italian Hospital

IndigoVision’s integrated IP-CCTV system has been chosen to protect the main hospital complex in the Italian city of Palermo. Situated in the center of the city, Villa Sofia-CTO consists of three main hospital buildings located on a single site.

Analysis: Compliance Requirements Driving Healthcare Security Boom

Security vendors gradually built a strong presence in the healthcare industry after overcoming initial resistance from the medical community. Technological advances and increasing applications within healthcare favor supply side factors. With healthcare staff coming to terms with inevitable compliance standards and the healthcare industry poised to grow at double-digit rates, the market looks highly lucrative over the forecast period. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the market earned revenues of $1.66 billion in 2007 and estimates this to reach $5.78 billion in 2014.

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