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A Guide to Hospital Access Control Systems

Posted on: May 9, 2013

Ensuring optimal security for hospitals and health care facilities in TN, AR, and MS can be a challenge. Consider the variety of people who make up the typical hospital environment—they include patients, staff, vendors, physicians, and visitors. Also consider the many different rooms and spaces, high-value equipment, accessibility to drugs, many entrances, and ease-of-movement around the building and premises. As a result of economic challenges throughout the area, many hospitals face severely limited budgets.

All this adds up to a need for planning and implementing strong security measures. Hospital managers often base their security decisions on legal issues, costs, and fear of litigation. However, the critical assets of a hospital—its people, property, information, and reputation—must be protected with good security.

To learn how State Systems can help hospital facilities maximize their security with access control systems, call us at 866-308-5701 or keep reading to learn more.

Hospital Access Control Systems

Most hospitals require employees, doctors, volunteers, medical students, and contractors to wear photo IDs. In many cases, patients and visitors receive ID badges as well. Many hospitals and health care facilities are now realizing that it makes sense to link hospital ID badges to full access control systems. Access control systems provide hospitals and health care facilities throughout the area a necessary layer of security by allowing or denying a person’s admittance to an area through the use of access cards or biometric recognition.

Hospital access control systems strengthen the overall security of a facility by limiting access to restricted areas and permitting only authorized personnel to enter. Dangerous intruders should not have easy access to a hospital or health care facility, making access control extremely important.

Other Hospital Security Measures

In addition to access control systems, hospitals should invest in:

Clean agent fire suppression systems

Fire alarm systems

Fire sprinkler systems

Portable fire extinguishers

Vent hood cleaning

Emergency and exit lighting

Paging and intercom systems

Collectively, these measures will ensure that a hospital is safe, secure, and able to operate efficiently at all times.

Contact State Systems for Hospital Security Information

At State Systems, we’re well-known and established throughout Memphis, TN—as well as Arkansas and Mississippi—for our commitment to protecting life and property. With years of proven experience in designing and fitting clients with engineered systems, we’re committed to finding the right safety solution for you. Whether you need a stand-alone product or a custom-fitted total integration system, you can trust us for your hospital safety needs.

Call us or contact us online for more information.

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