Focus: Security

Modern surveillance technologies can improve decentralized healthcare security

March 20, 2017

Workplace violence and disorderly conduct are at the top of the list of safety concerns at a healthcare facility, according to an article on the Source Security website.

Surveillance systems help security professionals monitor nearby streets, pavements, parking facilities, hallways, entrances, ambulance bays and waiting areas for suspicious activity. 

Healthcare campuses are becoming more decentralized. More services are being delivered outside the hospital itself. This is another area where video surveillance is helping.

“Now we are seeing patient care move more out into the community and across the system. So we use camera technology at the locations where we can’t keep staff all the time. We use virtual patrols and video patrols. We use that to monitor trespassing and those kinds of situations,” said Mickey Watson, Director of Public Safety for the Sarasota County Hospital District in Sarasota, Florida.

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