Inner Range Discusses 5 Benefits Of Integrated Access And Security For Hospitals And Healthcare Settings
Hospitals and healthcare settings are complex sites when it comes to access and security. On the one hand, patients and their families – who may be worried and distressed – need to be able to move around with ease, without feeling they’re inside a fortress.
But security remains paramount. Everyone must be safe, and valuable equipment and drugs must be protected. Integrating all access and security systems and controlling them via one unified platform gives security managers the best chance to get the balance right.
Tim Northwood, director at Inner Range gives his thoughts on the top five benefits of integrated access and security for healthcare settings:
1) Flexible Security
Hospitals and healthcare settings usually have multiple zones needing different levels of security. The main reception lobby is open to the public, of course. But individual wards and staff areas need greater controls, while operating theatres, rooms for x-rays, and morgues need even higher security.
An intelligent integrated access control system, like Inner Range’s Enterprise-level system Integriti, offers access control doors, where users have to present credentials on a smartcard, mobile phone, or biometric credentials.
Wireless locks, that read the same credentials as access control door readers, can be used for meeting rooms or staff areas with glass doors. Higher security areas can require an additional credential, such as biometrics, or a code triggered via Two Factor Authentication (2FA).
Full lockdown protocols can be set for emergencies that take into account the nature of each hospital zone, and set different requirements for access in an emergency.