Standardized security technologies with strict, consistent specifications can improve safety and cut costs on a healthcare campus, according to an article on the Campus Safety website.
The lack of a unified security system can increase costs and cause confusion for first responders during an incident, as well as hinder criminal investigations after the fact.
Limiting the number of products installed and requiring the ability to interact to each other will give security departments with a more complete picture of the campus.
Also, using just a few manufacturers and products that are purchased in bulk offers a better chance of negotiating better prices.
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