Managing life safety – Are your openings up to code?
Openings are designed to help safely manage facilities and provide security functions in health care environments. Are yours designed consistent with applicable building and life safety codes, properly installed, and do they operate as expected?
How can your door hardware help you meet HIPAA guidelines?
The difference between being HIPAA compliant and being in violation could come down to something as simple as whether or not a door closes and locks properly.
Seven issues leading to life safety violations in hospitals
A recent survey revealed that the most common types of Joint Commission standards citations given to hospitals were for Life Safety Code violations. We outline seven that have easy fixes.
Preparing for Joint Commission inspection
With an assessment approach that requires institutions to be in a state of “continuous survey readiness”, this article will show you how assessments and teamwork can help you stay ready for the surprise visit from The Joint Commission.
Are you doing enough to meet ADA requirements?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to protect people with disabilities. This checklist will help you identify other accessibility problems and solutions in existing facilities in order to meet your obligations under Title III of the ADA
Asset and access control
Violent incidents such as “active shooters” have occurred in many segments of our society, and health care institutions are not immune and have seen violent incidents increase in recent years. A lockdown process may reduce the potential for injury or death.
Controlling access to protect your assets
Being able to control access to your facility and protect your organization’s assets is now more important than ever. Learn about access control solutions that can help you gain better control over your environment.
What is a fully integrated security system?
Fully integrated security provides the right security at every level of need. These needs may be different for every organization, but everyone can benefit from any of the four primary levels of access management and control. One or all of these may be needed for you to achieve ideal security.
What can video surveillance do for you?
Video security is no longer just for large organizations. Today's video surveillance systems are affordable, integrate easily with a variety of other security technologies and give buildings of all sizes an added level of security and peace of mind.
Open architecture solutions
Security directors need to choose access control systems that can operate current technologies, as well as those under development, without compromising or risking investments in present systems. With a modular, open architecture locking system, security administrators can customize door openings with options, including credential readers and networking, to create a perfect fit.
Environmental conditions and specialty solutions
Limiting noise to support a healing environment
Learn how implementing effective noise-reducing solutions can help create an environment that is more peaceful, healing and conducive to the wellbeing of their inhabitants.
How does your security impact patient, employee and visitor satisfaction?
Are you doing everything you can to meet the expectations of your patients and staff? Here are a few things you may not have thought of, but could go a long way in creating a positive perception of your facility.
Upgrading historic buildings
Modular, open architecture systems allow locks to be configured to create a custom fit right at the lock, making it easy to implement wireless electronic access control in older buildings. Components traditionally located around the door can be integrated into the lock itself to yield a smarter solution and more value for the investment.
Credential and ID management
Key systems still matter
While the use of access control systems and electronic credentials is now the norm, we’ll show you why key system are still the backbone of a successful security strategy.
Why controlling your keys is the first step to better security
Keys: Do you control them or do they control you? The safety of your organization may depend on your answer.
Smart ways to optimize office security
Business owners and office managers face constant challenges to provide a safe and secure work environment. To help you get the most out of your security system, here are some of the most effective security solutions available for small businesses and medical facilities.
What is simple electronic access control?
Today's small businesses and retail facilities need access management systems that go beyond simply locking and unlocking doors. You need a security solution that gives you the control and information necessary to run more efficiently while creating a safe, comfortable and productive environment for your people, facilities and assets.
How and why should you move from mechanical to electronic access control?
Businesses of all types are becoming more aware of the security risks posed by unauthorized access, and locks and keys alone are not enough to keep a building secure. But not every door has to have access controlled, nor is it always necessary to have 100 percent, 24-hour total control.
Cracking the consultancy code
A complicated security project, like implementing a security or access control system on a multi-building campus, requires professional expertise. The challenge, however, is determining which type of professional to consult. This white paper offers advise on the who's and how's to help you get the most from your advisors.
Rising trend of deferred maintenance in facility management
When it comes to budgets, practically every building manager has the same dilemma: doing more with less. But delaying general maintenance, system upgrades or building repairs until funding becomes available could cost much more than previously planned.