The New Security Solutions for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
As people’s awareness of safety and precautions continues to increase, hospitals have also increased their requirements in terms of intelligence. From the current point of view, the access control management system has realized intelligence and is widely used in the hospital operation and management process, which not only effectively guarantees the materials and important resources, but also meets the requirements of safety management and improves the overall work effectiveness.
However, because most electronic smart locks on the market can only be used for scenes such as the door of the server room and the door of important rooms. Coupled with its high cost and size and power maintenance issues, it cannot be widely used in hospitals (passive environments such as cabinets, equipment cabinets, and file cabinets).
In addition, in addition to the server room, most of the locks currently used in hospitals are traditional mechanical locks. There have been many shortcomings and management problems in use for a long time, mainly including:
1. Since narcotic drugs and hazardous substances can only be used in specific places, the drug room needs a mature door lock solution.
2. It needs to be classified according to the functions of the management area and employee functions, and the access authority management is divided into time periods to restrict the free access of relevant personnel.
3. The key management is difficult, easy to lose, mishandled, and copied, and the traditional mechanical lock has a low-security level and is easy to be pried.
In response to the above problems, the emergence of passive electronic lock systems provides convenient, reliable, and efficient solutions for the hospital’s logistics, documents, consumables, medical equipment, and management of wards and operating rooms.
1. Hierarchical authority management
According to management needs, access authority control can be performed on key control areas. For example, the key areas such as the medicine room and the operating room are classified and time-based unlocking control to prevent unauthorized personnel from entering and improve the security of the area.
There are two ways to authorize:
The first type is “pre-authorization” through the software. The administrator sets the unlocking authority, unlocking area, and time period of the relevant medical staff through the software as needed.
The second type is “temporary authorization”. When there is an emergency that requires remote authorization, an authorization application can be made on the mobile phone App. After the application is sent, the administrator with approval authority can perform temporary authorization on the App or computer.
2. Record unlock information
The passive smart lock system can record the time and identity of the relevant personnel entering the medicine room, and can be used for accountability in the event of an accident.
3. “Passive” feature, the wide application range
Since the passive electronic lock body does not require a power supply, there is no problem with power supply maintenance. And for use scenarios such as cabinets, file cabinets, and medicine cabinets, the refit is also very simple and does not require wiring, which greatly reduces the cost.
4. Passive electronic lock anti-pry
The passive electronic lock integrates a miniature electronic single-chip microcomputer. There are only two metal contacts on the lock surface without mechanical holes, which avoids being unlocked by technology like traditional mechanical locks.