Hospitals have more to think about than many other facilities when it comes to security. Patients and employees need to be kept safe. Medications and equipment need to be protected from theft. Even personal information needs to be safeguarded in order to meet governmental regulations. Here are 3 security measures every hospital needs.
Properly Placed Surveillance Cameras
Video surveillance can go a long way toward protecting people and preventing theft. Here are a few places cameras should be focused:
- Building entrances and exits
- Elevators and stairwells
- Storage closets/rooms, especially those that house medical equipment or medications
- Doorways to restricted areas
Authorized Access Control
Hospitals definitely have areas that need to be off-limits to everyone except those who are working there. There are a number of ways to restrict access to certain parts of the building or access to the entrance of the hospital itself.
- Entryway turnstiles or metal detectors
- Access cards
- Biologic identification (fingerprint ID, for example)
- Facial recognition
These measures can keep out those who are in the system as pill addicts as well as blocking access to storage rooms.
Environmental Monitoring Services
Hospitals often have a large amount of medications on hand that need to be kept under very specific conditions. An environmental sensor can alert the right people to a problem before an expensive batch of medication is lost due to a thermostat issue.
Providing Your Hospital Clients with Much Needed Monitoring
NMC can provide your medical facility clients with the necessary video surveillance monitoring and environmental monitoring that they want in order to protect against loss and provide safety for those in the facility. Call 877-353-3031 to partner up with NMC today.