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.
- By Chris Helm
- Sep 02, 2009
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.
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.
- By Matt Conrad
- Aug 19, 2009
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.
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.
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.
- By Jennifer Toscano
- Jun 12, 2009
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.
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.
- By Steven Elder
- Jun 01, 2009
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.
- By Ken Bukowski
- May 29, 2009
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.
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.
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.