Healthcare establishments are sensitive environments where security problems have been growing for a number of years. For patients as for hospital staff, it is vital to have a calm and caring atmosphere. Ensuring the safety of people and assets whilst offering a high-quality service for patients day and night is a daily challenge for healthcare establishments.
While access to certain areas needs to be available to everyone, many rooms are reserved for staff and/or a smaller group of physicians or medical personnel. Our range of access control systems therefore allows you to delimit access based on your specific needs, and to configure access authorizations specific to each member of staff and to each patient if necessary, particularly to prevent people with sensitive pathologies from escaping.
Managing the movements of people around a healthcare establishment, where several categories of the public are brought together (patients, physicians, visitors, nurses, ambulance teams) throughout the day and even at night, is a fundamental challenge for those responsible for security in healthcare establishments, and controlling emergency exits is a key element in this. For that reason, systems mainly certified to EN 1125 or NFS61-937 guarantee optimized operation of exit doors, whilst respecting safety rules, in the event of danger or fire.
To comply with regulations in force for public-access facilities, healthcare establishments are subject to security standards in relation to their category and to fire safety rules. Since they accommodate vulnerable members of the public and people who may not be able to move about independently, hospitals need to establish effective emergency security and evacuation procedures. PRM standards are similarly vital, to enable everyone to access hospital services.
In healthcare establishments, a number of people are moving around day and night. The challenge lies in determining precisely which access authorizations to grant to each of them. Firstly, it is recommended that you protect and monitor entrances and exits to each building. Access control is also a valid means of protecting sensitive areas (pharmacy, operating theater, etc.). Finally, managing movements of patients, staff and external service providers is vital to the proper functioning of the establishment. Each establishment is unique, and requires a customized security project.