Hospital security - Case studies

Hardstaff Barriers install hostile vehicle mitigation system at Harrogate’s Nightingale Hospital in North Yorkshire

Nottingham-based manufacturer and supplier of protective systems, Hardstaff Barriers announced that it has completed the installation of a hostile vehicle mitigation system at the site of the Nightingale Hospital in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The hospital is one of a series of temporary facilities which have been built around the United Kingdom to add additional bed capacity to the NHS (National Health Service) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Linear surface-mounted concrete security barriers A...

PoE Ethernet Extender provides security solutions to New Cross Hospital with the CCTV expansion options

As a consequence of COVID-19, many hospitals have needed to quickly erect new portable buildings to expand the capacity of certain sensitive areas. This in turn has created a requirement to immediately expand the scope of existing CCTV systems to ensure control room operators are able to monitor and react appropriately to any suspicious activity in the vicinity of the new buildings. New Cross Hospital, which is run by the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, is just one of many hospitals th...

ATG Access protects Nightingale Hospital with hostile vehicle mitigation solution

Manufacturer of road blockers, bollards and vehicle barriers, ATG Access, has committed resources to protect hospitals across the country from external threats amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Through its partnership with deployment partner, event protection business Crowdguard, ATG’s hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) solution, Surface Guard, has been installed to protect the temporary 500-bed London Nightingale Hospital built at the ExCel Centre, London. Potential security vulnerabi...

Verkada unveils COVID-19 programme to offer free video monitoring for critical infrastructure, healthcare and shelter locations

Verkada Inc., globally renowned provider of cloud-based enterprise video security, has announced the company's 'Remote Video Monitoring Station' programme which includes 90 days of complimentary equipment and cloud services to help healthcare facilities, shelters, and municipal services across the U.S., Canada, and UK respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. 'Remote Video Monitoring Station' programme With this programme, Verkada will provide hospitals and municipalities with all the necessary video...

BCD announces BCD Illinois Build Centers to operate to support and provide for critical infrastructure and essential services

The State of Illinois has enacted a ‘stay at home’ order effective as of Saturday, March 21, at 5pm to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This means all residents are mandated to ‘remain at home’ and only essential businesses may remain open to provide critical services. Everybody fully supports this measure as it will hopefully slow the spread of the virus. Securing critical infrastructure Under the order, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has mandated that all Ill...

Dahua Thermal Solution deployed to contain and prevent further spread of COVID-19 disease epidemic globally

The year 2020 is bound to be a special year with the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) globally. The highly contagious disease has taken away many lives and counting, especially in China, South Korea, Japan, and some countries in Europe and Middle East. Dahua Technology, globally renowned video-centric smart IoT solutions and services provider, has been an early participant in the epidemic prevention and control in Asia, joining the global efforts in combating the virus to minimis...

Nortech stresses on access control systems to effectively secure, manage hospitals and residential care homes

Often spread over large premises, housing expensive equipment and with a high number of visitors accessing the site every day, care homes face numerous threats. Care home safety and security is a big issue, and ensuring the safety of patients, staff, visitors and assets is a top priority but also a challenge, so by installing access control systems workers are able to easily manage areas around a building. Access control systems can also carry out functions such as time and attendance, staffing...

ASSA ABLOY's programmable electronic key systems provide sophisticated access control solutions for hospitals

The stakes are higher when it comes to hospital security. Patients expect and deserve privacy and safety. Yet a hospital building or complex must remain a welcoming and supportive space, around the clock. Mechanical lock and key technology may be too passive for this modern healthcare environment, but that does not mean users should abandon the familiarity of keys altogether, because not all keys are created equal. Programmable electronic key systems Programmable electronic key systems put sop...

ASSA ABLOY secures Centre Hospitalier Métropole Savoie with its Aperio locking technology

As in every health facility, security for the Haute Savoie region’s new hospital presented a complex challenge. Access control required multiple checkpoints and access rights tailored to individual staff and contractors. Real-time control, enabling managers to respond proactively including by opening and closing doors remotely, was another essential. To meet their security challenges, managers selected Aperio® locking technology integrated online with an ARD access management system....

Sepura SC21s portable TETRA radios deployed by Sweden’s Kungsbacka Municipality Ambulance Service

Kungsbacka, south of Gothenburg, is home to one of Halland County’s ambulance stations. The Ambulance Service in Halland County, United Kingdom has been using the Swedish Rakel TETRA network since 2009, and has recently implemented Sepura SC21 hand-portable radios to their fleet. Sepura SC21 TETRA radios A total of one hundred TETRA terminals are used across the station. Having already used Sepura’s STP9000 hand-portables the station has recently added the latest SC21 TETRA hand-po...