Resolve Your Emergency Exit Safety Issues

Resident WanderingPROBLEM
A magnetic lock (or maglock) is an electrified locking device that provides 600 to 1200 pounds of locking pressure on secured doors.

Maglocks will not always allow secured doors to open and people to exit in the event of an emergency. New OSHA and state health department regulations are mandating facilities with legacy maglocks to upgrade or risk being cited and potentially charged a fine.

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2014 Healthcare Security Trends

healthcare security-resized-600The healthcare industry is no stranger to the growing security risks that exist in the world today. High-profile incidents are a constant reminder that hospitals are facing increased threats. Exposure to such threats—coupled with compliance and budgetary restraints—will put significant pressure on the healthcare security industry in 2014. On top of being the front line in protecting the lives of patients and employees, security will also affect many other facets of healthcare organizations, such as business continuity, human resources and finance. 

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[re]defining Age 2014 Spring Conference

Title: [re]defining Age 2014 Spring Conference
Location: Altoona, Iowa
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Start Date: 2014-05-07
End Date: 2014-05-08

Dakota Security Systems is attending the [re]defining Age 2014 Spring Conference at the Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa May 7 & 8.

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What Does The End Of XP Mean?


What is end of support?

What is end of support?
After 12 years, support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014. There will be no more security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system. It is very important that customers and partners migrate to a modern operating system such as Windows 8.1. Customers moving to a modern operating system will benefit from dramatically enhanced security, broad device choice for a mobile workforce, higher user productivity, and a lower total cost of ownership through improved management capabilities.

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Develop A Strong Culture Of Safety

Developing a strong culture of safety for senior communities is a way to manage and reduce the risks facing residents. It also improves your overall business.

Resident wandering, falls or personal duress are all key safety concerns. RoamAlert is a tool to help you protect your residents.

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Thieves Target Senior Complex

A recent brazen theft at a local senior’s complex has both residents and staff concerned. In the early morning hours, the alarm system at the Ridge Meadows Senior Centre, was triggered as a result of a break-in.

By the time police and a representative from the building’s security company arrived on site, the burglars had already escaped with their prize: a 60-inch flat screen TV that had been donated to the centre as part of building renovations last spring.

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Man Kills Himself After Shooting Rampage

A man shot himself to death at a Daytona Beach hospital after firing at several cars and attacking a pair of nurses.

The shooting happened at about 4 a.m. at Halifax Health Medical Center, which is located on Clyde Morris Boulevard not far from Daytona International Speedway.

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NDLTCA’s 37th Annual Convention & Trade Show

Up With Life FINAL jpgTitle: NDLTCA’s 37th Annual Convention & Trade Show
Location: Ramkota & Bismarck Civic Center
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Description: The ND Long Term Care Association is hosting the 2014 Annual Convention and Trade show.
Start Date: 2014-04-29
End Date: 2014-05-02

The NDLTCA’s 37th Annual Convention & Trade Show will be held at the Bismarck Civic Center April 29 to May 5. Close to 1,000 long term care providers, and 100 top-supporting vendors will be at this year’s event.

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