The day after undergoing complicated surgery for pancreatic cancer, a 76-year-old-man became combative and aggressive while being cared for in an Intensive Care Unit. He stood up, tore out his IV and nasal gastric tubes, and pushed the nurse who had come to get him to lie down. Eventually he had to be tied to his bed with hand and foot restraints because he was kicking and thrashing about—even kicking his wife in the stomach. Not the type of scene we expect in an ICU.
There are a number of reasons why healthcare and educational institutions wish to keep their campuses secure, including student, patient and employee safety and document security. No organization wants to be on the evening news because there was a breach, and sensitive information was stolen or leaked. That kind of catastrophe can sink a brand. More importantly, no one wants to be responsible for any violence that could be avoided by monitoring and restricting individuals who are in the building.
Enhance security in your branches with Searchlight for financial institutions.
Searchlight helps financial institutions see more of what’s happening in their branches by integrating surveillance video with ATM/teller data and intelligent video analytics. Banks can rapidly detect fraud and other suspicious behavior.
You may be thinking, “what’s the difference?” But it’s the most important question to answer.
Video security means automatically detecting intruders when they enter a secured area. Video surveillance means cameras recording video that may never be seen. At one time we expected guards would “catch” intruders by watching surveillance cameras. But now we know that most cameras go unwatched, because even the most alert person gets tired staring at screens – after minutes.
Since video security starts with detection, the alert must be accurate. Outdoors, it’s almost impossible to achieve accuracy with a visible camera, and the reason is lighting.
Thermal cameras “see” heat rather than light, so they are perfect human detectors under all conditions, from zero light to bright sun, in rain, snow or humidity. They ignore the movement that causes nuisance alerts with visible cameras, like headlights and reflections. Thermal cameras also eliminate the expense, power and difficulty of lighting large outdoor areas. And they cover huge areas with a single device.
The world of banking is changing. Not only are criminals finding new and more clever ways of conducting their crime, but financial institutions are also facing stronger demands for cost-efficiency and compliance in day-to-day work.
Financial institutions have many security challenges, with particularly ATM crimes on the rise. The best surveillance solutions deter criminals, prevent crime and, if worse comes to worst, can be used in identification.
Title: AHCA Annual Conference Location: Scottsdale, AZ Start Date: 2015-08-18 End Date: 2015-08-19
The 2015 AHCA Annual Conference & Tradeshow is scheduled for August 18-19 at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. This conference will be attended by facilities that care for more than 15,000 of Arizona’s elderly citizens.