Hospital Security


Micro Key Solutions Offers Monitoring Option for Health Industry

Patients discharged from a health facility can return home knowing that they can reach help quickly through MediMonitoring.

Multi-Site Healthcare Facility Migrates To IP Video Solution

Lakeridge Health Corp., a Canadian-based healthcare group, is using IndigoVision’s IP video solution to migrate its standalone DVR analog video equipment to an integrated multi-site surveillance system.

Security, STAT

Since 1925, northern New Jersey has turned to Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck for healthcare excellence. While its patient volume and service delivery have recently undergone extensive expansion, Holy Name Medical Center employed an outdated and difficult-to-maintain security system that had outlived its usefulness. Holy Name’s newly built Emergency Care Center and status as a Medical Coordination Center for disaster preparedness helped drive the funding needed to invest in a new security management system. Hospital officials chose AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Security Management System with Symmetry Video. This offered Holy Name access control, video and alarm monitoring on one platform.

A Rush to Security

The workplace is supposed to be a safe place. A hospital, especially, is meant to be a place of health and healing for patients and a safe place to work for staff. Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is like many other medical facilities, where the mission is to provide the best care possible. Hospital officials also know that security is a key component to the hospital’s mission and the safety and security of its employees.

Niscayah Hosts Healthcare Security Expo In Boston September 30

Niscayah Inc. Healthcare Solutions Group is hosting its annual Healthcare Security Expo in Boston on September 30. Numerous industry leaders and technology vendors will be on site to educate attendees on the emerging trends and “best practices” being deployed by some of the top rated healthcare facilities nationwide.

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.



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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.

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  • Luma x20

    Luma x20

    Snap One has announced its popular Luma x20 family of surveillance products now offers even greater security and privacy for home and business owners across the globe by giving them full control over integrators’ system access to view live and recorded video. According to Snap One Product Manager Derek Webb, the new “customer handoff” feature provides enhanced user control after initial installation, allowing the owners to have total privacy while also making it easy to reinstate integrator access when maintenance or assistance is required. This new feature is now available to all Luma x20 users globally. “The Luma x20 family of surveillance solutions provides excellent image and audio capture, and with the new customer handoff feature, it now offers absolute privacy for camera feeds and recordings,” Webb said. “With notifications and integrator access controlled through the powerful OvrC remote system management platform, it’s easy for integrators to give their clients full control of their footage and then to get temporary access from the client for any troubleshooting needs.” 3