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Albert Einstein Hospital deploys pioneering video surveillance system in the hospital sector
The largest hospital in the Southern Hemisphere has adopted strict access control in all seven of its units using 1,250 Axis cameras
“Einstein only works with cutting-edge equipment, both in the medical area and in other hospital departments; that is why we chose Axis, a company that is in sync with our goals.” Dov Smaletz, Albert Einstein Hospital security manager.
The Albert Einstein Hospital is considered to be the most advanced hospital in the Southern Hemisphere. Its units, mainly in the São Paulo Metropolitan Region, employ 12,322 people (including contractors) and receive about 4,000 visitors a day. As part of its network expansion plan, another unit has been opened in São Paulo (Perdizes Higienópolis). This new facility also placed increased demands on safety for patients and hospital staff and on safeguarding its assets. The hospital needed stricter controls on who was entering and leaving.
The hospital administration decided to adopt a more modern method of access control in all its units. This is the first time a hospital in Latin America has implemented a system combining access control, video surveillance, fire prevention and detection, and building automation. Einstein’s seven units employ 1,250 Axis cameras to control 450 access points.
The project was delivered under a turn-key contract and went into operation automatically at the end of the installation, launching a new concept of security for the hospital area. These investments follow the trend toward a greater control of the flow of people inside hospitals. One of the most immediate results is the greater sense of security patients and employees feel.. Other impacts are being seen over the long term: crime prevention, identification of suspects, and asset preservation.