|The system upgrades surveillance and safety, reduces total cost of ownership, and significantly enhances return on investment
Healthcare Organisations face a myriad of issues and challenges in addition to ensuring the safety of staff and patients. Hospitals often have large geographically dispersed facilities and multiple perimeters for which they must provide rapid response to any security threats that arise. Healthcare facilities are like mini-cities, complete with a constant stream of visitors, vendors, deliveries and maintenance workers. Multiple entries and exits at these buildings need monitoring.
Challenge – One of security
In eight recent healthcare facility installations, DVTEL was consistently asked to upgrade CCTV surveillance without increasing costs. While the healthcare faces significant budget constraints, most facilities want to improve surveillance, ensure better video quality, and store video for longer periods. They also want an upgraded video solution that integrates to existing security infrastructure and business systems, and to have the ability to expand in the future.
DVTEL technology behind the solution
Partnering with best-of-breed consultants, security application providers, and system integrators, DVTEL offered its comprehensive turnkey Network Video Management System (NVMS) that provides unprecedented ease of integration, while fitting seamlessly into an existing network environment. The open architecture is highly scalable, offers end users flexibility in choosing hardware, and delivers cost effective storage and data protection. The result is a system that upgrades surveillance and safety, reduces total cost of ownership, and significantly enhances return on investment.
DVTEL’s scalable system enabled the hospital to add cameras
- At Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital, administrators wanted an eventual 200+ new camera system recorded at one site; view-able at multiple locations, remotely, and from PDAs; and one that could accommodate cameras from multiple manufacturers. The DVTEL installation cost $10,000 less than a traditional analogue system and laid the groundwork for future savings of over $60,000, when remote viewing is implemented to replace security personnel.
- Baptist St. Anthony Hospital wanted a network video system to overcome the shortcomings of poor quality VCRs and the heavy maintenance required for DVRs. The new 120-camera installation sits on the hospital network backbone, providing high-quality viewing and recording, critical redundancy, and integration capabilities with the emergency intercom systems in the hospital’s parking facilities.
- The JPS Centre for Women had multiple sites in need of monitoring and recording, and wanted it done by police from the main hospital building. DVTEL’s scalable system enabled the hospital to add cameras as sites came online and saved the organisation tens of thousands of dollars by eliminating the need for guards at the various remote sites.
- The Tarrant County Health Centre wanted to extend surveillance operations from the main hospital to a remote facility three blocks away. Hospital security personnel can now live view and archive the remote site without officers on the premises. The enhanced system performance and reduction in manpower provided a strong incentive for the centre to integrate other remote facilities into the main hospital’s central monitoring system.