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How Wireless Communications Improves Physical Security For Hospitals

There are two categories of wireless communications to consider regarding physical security for hospitals:

  • Wireless communications that help patients, visitors, and staff
  • Wireless communications for the facility itself

For patients, visitors, and staff, the go-to wireless communications technology centers around one-to-many communications.

This can address both “I need help” situations, in particular locations within the hospital, as well as emergency situations with instantaneous needs and life-or-death consequences.

With this kind of wireless technology, the orange button on the device can immediately send an emergency alert to dispatch, even if your team member is partially incapacitated. 

Physical Security for the Facility and its Equipment

Besides people in the facility, physical security also takes into account the facility and its equipment.

For example, if a piece of equipment, such as an IV infusion pump or ventilator, malfunctions or fails, wireless communications technology can immediately send out an alert that helps get replacement equipment to the right location in the hospital as rapidly as possible. 

Is your hospital looking to improve its physical security? Share your thoughts in the section for comments below.

And if you’d like to learn how wireless communication improves physical security for hospitals, download our eBook, “Creating Safe and Secure Hospital Environments: How Wireless Communication Improves Physical Security for Hospitals (For Hospital Facilities and Security Professionals).”