Vertical Market Focus: Assisted Living & Health Monitoring--How to Secure Assisted Living Facilities

Security for assisted living facilities need to protect people and assets yet allow for certain freedom of ingress and egress


“Importantly, we’ve had no complaints from the employees,” Aldretti confirmed. “It was very easy to train them. They were comfortable with the system right away. The main entrances are open throughout the day and are closed down after visiting hours. Employees now appreciate knowing that the doors are locked from then on. If a door is unlocked, we are able to see that in the system.”

Affordable and flexible implementation: When access control systems first became popular, facilities had to be hardwired to add electronic locks and readers. Running wire was expensive and the dust of the construction threatened to contaminate patient care areas. Dedicated computers were required to run the system no matter the size. Systems were both costly and potentially required IT support.

Wireless devices, such as readers and electronic locks, are becoming more popular due to their reliability and ease of installation. And, with the use of Web-based access control systems, implementation is not only affordable but also quicker and safer for all.

Safety and security fosters healthcare success

Optimizing the facility’s physical environment can have a direct link to improved patient safety and outcomes, patient and staff satisfaction and financial performance of the organization.

With advanced design strategies, innovative hardware and careful authorization of personal access, your assisted living and nursing home customers can better control the access of its inhabitants in and around the building as well as protect assets.