Securing environments is a grave concern for the Healthcare industry. Government regulations, stressful conditions, and workplace violence are challenges faced every day. It’s the Security Team’s responsibility to provide safe environments for patients, visitors, and staff as well as protect expensive equipment and technology. In addition, compliance requirements demand that Security Teams implement heightened security in particular areas. What’s more, they must proactively respond to security issues.
Most well-designed security systems include detection, alarms, intercoms, security video, access control, visitor management, Security Guards, Police Officers, parking lots with barriers, and more. After careful planning, installation, and testing of an appropriate security system, Security Teams must develop processes to mitigate risk and respond to incidents when they occur. This can be a mighty challenge in such a complex environment.
Most Healthcare Facilities do not have fully integrated security devices and applications. In fact, multiple technologies often operating in silos, make it difficult to understand the complete picture. Additionally, most systems are not set up to monitor the operating status of each device or application. This makes it impossible to detect when something is down, malfunctioning, or compromised. Security Teams requires tools that offer detection as well as 24/7 remote and instant access along with speedy dissemination of good and productive information.