Hospital security strategies

From the front door to the loading dock, healthcare security measures should be visible and abundant

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).