Top 5 strategies for reliable fall detection

    According to the World Health Organization, falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. And a staggering 37.3 million falls are severe enough to require medical attention each year. A wide range of factors contribute to fall risk, such as environmental hazards, illness, neurological and mental conditions, muscle weakness, poor […]

      Improving healthcare and operational efficiencies with modern security solutions

      Healthcare facilities are some of the most demanding and complex businesses to operate and secure.  Hospital logistics involve constant movement among staff and patients that breed inefficiencies—both in terms of costs and processes—and can raise safety concerns. Nonetheless, it is essential that all individuals and objects have the ability to flow freely. For example, it’s […]

        Top cybersecurity practices healthcare facilities should implement

        Does your healthcare facility use cybersecurity best practices to protect its assets? If not, it should. Every industry needs cybersecurity protocols in place to protect what they value most; the customer and employee. In the case of healthcare, the security of patients and employees is of the utmost importance, especially since nearly 90 percent of […]

          Safe hospitals are smart hospitals

          The brutal attack on a Lehigh Valley nurse by a former patient captured on video surveillance. A privacy breach of over 18,500 Anthem medicare beneficiaries reported to the US Department of Health and Human Services. Hospitals from New Mexico and Florida in the US to London, England forced to lockdown in response to high risk […]

            The unusual trend in healthcare facility workplace violence

            Workplace violence is declining nationally, so why is it increasing in healthcare facilities? Each year, there are fewer and fewer reported nonfatal workplace incidents and homicides, according to a report published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. However, Advisory Board reported that 75 percent of all workplace assaults happen in healthcare facilities. The Occupational Safety […]

              Studying up on school safety

              Traditional video surveillance is an extremely useful investigative tool – after an incident has occurred. Unfortunately, by then, school property may have already been damaged, valuable supplies and equipment gone missing, or a student or teacher victimized. Today’s video technology – when integrated with video analytics, audio, and access control -better prepares schools to mitigate […]