Enhancing Security in Hospitals with Access Control

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How is access control vital in healthcare settings?

The current healthcare has significantly impacted how healthcare providers function. But, how can hospitals provide quality care and reduce in-person visits to minimize the chance of exposure? How can they better protect PPE equipment? And how can new technology assist healthcare facilities in the long term? This article will discuss how to enhance security in hospitals with access control.

Maintaining People Safe and Healthy

Preventing the transmission of diseases in healthcare settings is vital. Minimizing the number of surfaces touched is also important to suppress the spread. Moreover, low-touch access control can assist healthcare facilities by removing keypads and reducing the number of shared contact points. The access control can also partner with a third-party system to automatically open and shut doors. Thus, this will eliminate the need to touch any surface like a door handle.

So, the type of solution you require depends on your setting. A low-touch access control solution that utilizes QR codes may do the trick for small installations. It produces a credential with validity time and date, and the person gets a QR code. Then, the network door controller gets the person’s information and recognizes them. From there, the system grants them access when the person uses the QR code. Depending on the system, the video door station or network intercom can ask the visitor to wear a mask before they walk into the building.

Huge Emphasis on Security

Besides minimizing the spread of diseases within healthcare settings, access control solutions can assist healthcare facilities in better protection against theft of medication, unauthorized access, and sensitive patient files. There are numerous areas that must be well-secured within the main facility. These include restricted areas with surgical units or immune-compromised patients. An access control system makes sure that authorized personnel enters these units.

Permanent Access Control from Now On

It’s crucial to remember that the solution you install must not be a short-term fix unless it’s for a temporary setting. You should complete it with the intention of it becoming a long-term answer that can assist in many situations. So, where do you start? Your network surveillance solution should be flexible and integrate with other systems.

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.

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