Healthcare facilities use technology in a million ways, including security and the internet. In this blog, we will discuss how security technology is beneficial for healthcare facilities and how it is implemented. To ensure your facility is secure, you should install multiple layers of security. Healthcare facilities are home to extremely traumatic events not only for the injured but their friends and family. Traumatic events can cause people to make decisions that could harm themselves and others. Appropriate security measures should be taken in healthcare facilities to protect patients and staff.
Access Control Systems
Your first line of security defense at a healthcare facility is ensuring not all doors open to every visitor. Many hospitals use a visitor and patient ID system to ensure everyone person on the property should be. However, many do not. Access control systems prevent anyone without proper authorization from entering an area. Surgical wings, in-patient treatment, and other highly secure areas utilize access control systems to prevent patients and visitors from wandering the halls.
Audio and Visual Feeds
Adequate surveillance of visitors and patients will ensure your healthcare facility remains safe both inside and out. Audio and visual feeds can be implemented anywhere on the property. It is advisable to have cameras at every entrance. Depending on how secure a hospital wing may need to be, you can install cameras inside the building as well. Any audio and visual security equipment installed will be connected to your security control room to monitor the feeds.
Fiber Optic Internet Connectivity
You may not realize how important a reliable internet connection is to security. Without reliable internet, security feeds can be lost or corrupted if downloaded poorly. Fiber optic internet is consistently reliable, weather-proof, and will last for years to come. As technology advances, FiberPlus is able to update your cabling and security measures to ensure your healthcare facility remains as safe as possible.
Get in Touch with FiberPlus
FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:
- Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant networks)
- Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
- Wireless Access Point installations
- Public Safety DAS – Emergency Call Stations
- Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
- Support Services
- Specialty Systems
- Design/Build Services
- UL2050 Certifications and installations for Secure Spaces
FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.