Door and Building Security, VSS
A Customized Approach
Whether your goal is to minimize theft, prevent resident elopement, enhance staff supervision, or control visitor access, your SMD representative has a portfolio of products from which to choose. He can recommend individual components to secure specific entries or create an access control system which allows you to customize access throughout using browser based software.
VSS: Video Surveillance System
SMD works with two manufacturers of video surveillance products to expand choice for providers across the senior care continuum. VSS design starts with a site assessment. Your SMD representative will want to see proposed camera locations, they will ask about your (data) storage needs and also your budget. They will also share some product features with you to determine which cameras and recorders will be the best fit. Once the assessment is complete, they can draft a proposed VSS for your community.
VSS systems can include multiple cameras which send feed to a digital or network video recorder. Dome cameras are typically placed in hallways or at doorways for the purposes of monitoring resident, visitor and staff movement.
Live feed or playback can be viewed from a PC using browser based software or a free software download. It can also be viewed with an iOS or android device with a free app from the Apple Store or Google Play.
Door Security: Select components to build a customized system.
Video Intercoms are a security communication tools that help residential service providers and care communities further protect the safety of their residents and staff by strengthening access control.
With a video intercom system, you can see a person seeking entry, talk with that person, and then either grant or deny them entry into your building.
Aiphone has several models from which to choose. To recommend a system for your facility, your SMD representative needs to know how many entries you want to monitor, and your plan for staffing that response.
The Schlage NDE
The Schlage NDE has applications across the continuum of care and can be used on perimeter doors, storage rooms, offices, utility rooms and medication rooms. The NDE operates on Wi-Fi connectivity so regular updates can be received from the host software. It is compatible with a variety of credentials such as fobs, wrist bands and smart cards. It features a weather resistant design for use on perimeter doors, and comes in a selection of finishes.
The Schlage NDE can be programmed from a wireless device using ReZcare Access Control. Credentials can be assigned and removed and locking schedules can be configured in an instant from that wireless device. You can monitor real time entry/exit at each locked door on the dashboard. Data is collected each time a credential is used to enter each door, so those entering and exiting can be easily identified. Your SMD representative will ensure a smooth transition to wireless locks by offering staff training.
Delayed Egress and Non-Delayed Egress Locks
Delayed Egress Locks are designed to prevent unauthorized exit from a facility without compromising life safety. These electromagnetic locks can be used with a stand-alone key pad or proximity reader. When used for selective monitoring with the SigmaGard wandering resident system, the transmitter worn by residents will activate the door lock. Selective monitoring is typically used at main entrances and high traffic doors.
Non Delayed Egress Locks are offered to providers operating in states that don’t require delayed egress locks or those that have acquired a waiver from their state. Unless the proper credential is used, these locks will not open no matter how much pressure is applied or how many times it is attempted. A fire alarm will deactivate the lock allowing egress in an emergency. Gate locks are a common example of a non-delayed egress lock, and are commonly used in enclosed recreation areas and courtyards. These locks provide a safe and secure environment and allow an emergency egress path during fire alarm activation.
With either type of lock, doors can be equipped with propped door sensor so staff will be notified if the door does not close properly. This tool is particularly useful on memory care units, where families settling a new resident or a vendor at work might accidentally leave a door propped open.
Access Control Products
Along with a selection of locks are a selection of access control products and corresponding credentials. They include Key Pads, FOB, and Proximity Readers. Some products combine technologies such as the Proximity Keypad & FOB reader.
An access control system increases accountability
SMD offers ReZcare Access Control, a software interface to create an access control system rather than simply installing locks on individual doors. With ReZcare Access Control staff are alerted to doors in alarm on the same hand held device used to receive call for aid.
With ReZcare Access Control doors can be placed on a schedule and credentials can readily be assigned or removed. Further, data is collected for reporting purposes and to increase staff accountability.