Advanced Access Control Helps With Real-Life Management and Processes
Source: Submitted by HID Global, Siemens Building Technologies, CEM Systems and UTC Fire & Security | Date: 06/01/2011
Access to Edinburgh's Spire Shawfair Park Hospital Protected by CEM Systems
CEM Systems' security management system was installed by ADT Glasgow in Edinburgh's new Spire Shawfair Park Hospital to secure patients, visitors and the state-of-the-art medical equipment at the hospital. The system provides the hospital with an integrated access control, alarm-processing and photo-badging arrangement.
Spire Shawfair Park Hospital is a new hospital in the east of Scotland and is part of Spire Healthcare — a leading provider of private health care with 36 hospitals throughout the U.K., employing 7,600 individuals and treating more than 930,000 patients a year. As a new modern hospital facility with the latest medical equipment, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital provides a range of private day care services to patients across Scotland.
The management software comes with many security applications, with Spire Shawfair Park Hospital particularly favoring the ID-badging application. The ID-badging application allows the hospital to print and design its own personalized access cards, while providing the ability to divide card holders into access groups, including day surgery, X-ray, accident and emergency, and hospital porters. This ensures only authorized individuals have access to certain areas.
The software also includes the alarm event display (AED) application. AED responds to all alarm situations in real time, providing a dynamic on-screen interface to external systems such as surveillance. Spire Shawfair Park Hospital can use this application to alert security personnel if an alarm is triggered or a door forced. Security at the hospital can act on this alarm immediately to ensure staff and patients are kept safe, and restricted areas are kept secure.
With the management system successfully installed, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital now has secure entrance points, where smart card technology ID badges are issued to control accessible and inaccessible areas in the facility.