11/3/2019 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Track:Programming, Planning, and Design
Active shooters, domestic violence, terrorism, gangs, behavioral patient issues, theft, workplace violence, and abductions are unfortunate realities hospitals must be prepared to face. Virtual fencing, biometrics, video analytics, visitor management systems, access control, emergency notification systems, duress systems, and video surveillance can reduce these risks but must be carefully designed with the built environment as a frontline defense. Embracing a holistic design approach that integrates these technologies along with physical barriers, structural resiliency, strategic lighting, incident command centers, and operation needs is a must to address today’s hospital security risks.