11/15/13 – Professional Security: Keeping Patients Safe

Keeping patients, staff and visitors safe is a constant concern that must be balanced while maintaining an open and comfortable environment. Tangible assets such as prescription drugs, medical supplies and other high value items that are critical to patient care require rigorous security, yet must be easily accessed by authorized staff. Further, adherence to regulations and compliance codes presents additional issues for the facility’s security management and must be folded into the overall operational security strategy. Working with video surveillance and access control, a combination of key control and guard tour systems is an effective solution, as illustrated in the following three scenarios.