Month: May 2017

hospital security plan

Establishing a Comprehensive Hospital Security Plan

Hospital Security Plan Most people outside of the physical security and healthcare fields don’t realize the increased levels of criminal behavior hospitals are exposed to. Institutions meant to be places of peace and healing are actually common targets for crimes like theft and violence. Security technology plays an increasingly significant role at healthcare facilities today…
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Veristream Smart Buildings

Smart Building Features Add Value While Reducing Operational Costs

Smart cities comprise a broad range of features, but Information Handling Services (IHS) uses the term to describe cities that have deployed or are currently piloting the integration of information, communications, and technology (ICT) solutions across three or more different functional areas of a city. Smart city tech deployments are on the rise, particularly in…
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Veristream building automation systems (BAS)

BAS is Taking Over Hospital Building Control

Building automation systems (BASs) have evolved tremendously in recent years. Their newest systems are smarter and more sophisticated than many would have thought possible. BASs monitor and manage HVAC equipment, lighting, and occupancy in hospitals and healthcare facilities. And they do so much more. A BAS performs energy management monitoring and measuring functions Building automation…
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Office Lobby Design Adds Value to a Business in a Variety of Ways

office lobby design Office lobbies make a lasting impression on visitors, especially those who enter your facility for the first time. Your lobby is the first space they see when they enter your facility, which is why it is so important for the lobby to be an impressive and practical space that projects the image…
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Hospital Security Design Utilizes IAHSS Guidelines

Architects are designing new hospitals with healing, homelike environments and physical security measures built into the planning process, in accordance with new design guidelines developed by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS). The guidelines were established to help security leaders, design professionals, and planning staff address security risks that have historically plagued…
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Patients Rights Choose Visitor

Hospital Visitor Management Helps Uphold Patients’ Rights

Coping with an illness or injury that requires a hospital stay is not an experience that anyone wants to encounter without the people they depend on most nearby. In fact, studies show that patients who have a say in who may visit them—both family and friends—are more likely to follow medical advice, recover faster, and…
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Cyber Risks Physical Security

Cyber Risks Threaten Physical Security, Industrial Controls

From a risk management perspective, it’s not unusual to be distracted by the complexity of digital network security. But some of the most gaping security holes can be in your physical premises. Businesses need to ensure that risk management personnel are on the ground exploring the premises with physical security concerns in mind. It’s time…
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