Video analytics can also be used to generate an alarm when individuals attempt to enter a restricted or closed off area of a hospital. It can also determine the location, speed and direction of travel of pedestrians and vehicles and can be used to identify suspicious behavior of people.
Today's ever-changing and evolving health care facilities and hospitals present unique challenges for security. Security practitioners need to be proactive and adopt a non-conventional approach to maintain that same pace.
Fred Miehl is a Certified Protection Professional with the consulting firm Aggleton and Associates. He is a member of ASIS, and a past member of its Standing Committee for Banking and Finance; he is also a member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC).