Managing and securing access points in a healthcare facility is no easy task. There has to be a balance between a welcoming environment and top notch security, and all of this must be accomplished without invoking fear in the public that comes through the doors. In the 1990’s, access points were easily controlled with locked doors, master keys, signs, and elevator operators. In this day and age, securing access points is a little less in the public’s eye and more heightened in terms of technology that is utilized.
These days, staff members carry a badge as if their life depends on it. This badge is used simultaneously as an identification feature as well as a card reader to access areas that off limits to others. Without this badge, they may be delayed in responding to a crisis situation, or if lost or stolen, could mean a security breach for the facility. Read More