Safety and security are important aspects of a medical research facility. With costs increasing for maintaining a safe, efficient and productive environment, a stronger model of protection should be on the minds of healthcare administrators, and security and laboratory personnel. Safely handling hazardous or sensitive material, protecting the integrity of research processes and standards, and shielding the classified nature of projects are top of mind.
Combining multiple aspects of surveillance provides managers with tools for more than just security. Healthcare facilities can take full advantage of Internet Protocol (IP) video management software (VMS) to reduce overhead costs and improve monitoring to protect valuable information, equipment and lives at stake in a research environment.
Open PlatformsWith today's IP video surveillance technology, laboratories can watch over equipment, materials, animals or staff at all times. VMS can track live, or record for documentation and analysis, and export the status, progress and results of department activities - even remotely - and monitor persons entering and exiting facilities. Open platform IP security allows a wide choice of hardware, such as advanced high definition, day/night, infrared or thermal cameras and powerful data storage servers.
An open platform solution enables interoperable analytics solutions, such as integration with personnel access control systems to coordinate employee shifts, for example. Integration with heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) or lighting systems can also add value in laboratory environments. Imagine a growth culture experiment where a power failure or even just a lamp bulb going out could stop a project's progress. Open platform IP video can be configured to send an alert, email or text to take action immediately.
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