Elpas, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, expands its Infant Protection Solution with the introduction of the Elpas Mother Bracelet, a wearable electronic bracelet designed for ease of use by mothers and hospital staff in maternity departments. Elpas Mother Bracelet – Ensures accuracy and safety of mother-baby pairings The Mother Bracelet is used to ensure the accuracy and safety of mother-baby pairings, preventing mismatches or possible infant abductions within maternity, obstetrics, neonatal and paediatric departments. The Mother Bracelet pairs with the RFID-enabled Elpas Charm. As part of the Infant Protection Solution, the Elpas Charm provides real-time indoor positioning data to determine the location of an infant. A simple local match test may be performed at any time after initial pairing between Mother Bracelet and Infant Charm, indicating to the nursing staff or the mother that there is a proper match between mother and baby. Once paired, a mother may use the bracelet to escort her infant through protected exits without alarming. The bracelet also has a wireless call button used to call for assistance as needed. “Working in conjunction with the baby-friendly Elpas Charm and as part of the Infant Protection System, the Mother Bracelet adds peace of mind for new mothers and hospital staff, while dealing efficiently and unobtrusively with the very real issues of baby-mother mismatches or infant abductions,” said David Fensterheim, Vice President, Product Management for Elpas.
Elpas, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, has introduced a new version of its Infant Protection Bracelet, part of its Infant Protection Solution. The Infant Protection Solution consists of a small, baby-friendly Active RFID Tag, and the Elpas Charm that, when used as part of the Infant Protection Bracelet, enables wireless deterrence of infant abduction and mother-baby mismatch in maternity, obstetrics, neonatal and paediatric departments from the time of birth/admittance until discharge. “Technology offerings for the maternity and neonatal environments must be efficient, easy to use and provide hospitals with the flexibility to fit the patient care and security protocols of their facility,” said David Fensterheim, Vice President, Product Management for Elpas. “Our new Infant Protection Bracelet expands the capabilities of our current Infant Protection Solution offerings to this market.” The Elpas Charm, as part of the Infant Protection Solution, provides real-time indoor positioning data so that medical personnel can always know the location, movement and status of the protected infant. With its nylon plastic enclosure, the Elpas Charm is easy to clean and use. The average battery life of the Elpas Charm is approximately two years. The Charm communicates directly with an Elpas Mother Bracelet, which allows the nurse or mother to verify the Mother/Baby match with the press of a button on the mother’s Bracelet. This provides nursing staff with a reliable and ubiquitous method for preventing unintended mismatches. The system can integrate with CCTV systems, providing visuals of all alerts, and can also be used for panic alarms, wander control, asset tracking and wireless nurse calls. The infant RFID bracelet is small, lightweight and equipped with a tamper band that alerts when the bracelet is opened – even when submerged in water. For added security, the Infant Protection Bracelet also supports instantaneous near-exit location alerting to help guard against unauthorised departmental transfers and to assist in enforcing staff and family escort policies between hospital departments.
Elpas’ Emergency Call Transmitter transmits real-time location data that identifies name and location of the worker in need Elpas, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, will introduce the Lone Worker Emergency Call Transmitter as part of its Emergency Call Solution at IFSEC 2014, 17-19 June on Stand D1100. The Lone Worker Emergency Call Transmitter ensures that personnel who may be subject to attack or injury when operating on their own can send alerts about their situation and responders can be dispatched to the exact location of the evolving security incident. Using Elpas’ Real-Time Location System (RTLS) technology, the unit transmits real-time location data that identifies the name and location of the worker in need, which then can be used to manage emergency response efforts. “In high-risk environments such as correctional institutions, petrochemical plants or other perilous environments, workers need to be able to transmit information on their location and situation as quickly and accurately as possible, even when under attack,” said David Fensterheim, Vice President, Product Management for Elpas. “The Lone Worker Emergency Call Transmitter is an integral part of our overall emergency call solution, providing precise, real-time data when it’s needed most.” The transmitter is equipped with two emergency call buttons that are located on either side of the unit for manual, wireless duress alerting. Additionally, there is an onboard tilt switch and a pull cord for automatic alarm sending if a lone worker is knocked down, or even becomes unconscious, or if the unit is taken from the victim by force. The fully weather-proof call transmitter is designed to eliminate false alarms through the use of a dedicated front button that is used to clear alerts.