Video surveillance in hospitals is discussed as controversially as the installation of video systems in schools. A hospital should convey a feeling of safety and security - video surveillance can make a decisive contribution to this without being intrusive about the technology used.

Depending on the application scenario, VTIS selects the appropriate camera technology. For example, fixed domes network cameras can be installed almost invisibly in corridors and rooms thanks to their flat, unobtrusive design. Boxed-type network cameras, on the other hand, are used in the stairwell. They signal that this area is under video surveillance.

More and more hospitals are using network cameras to secure their critical areas such as emergency rooms, psychiatric wards, public entrances or sensitive areas such as departments with restricted access. Traditional analogue cameras are often still in use here, which can be easily integrated into a modern IP-based video surveillance solution at VTIS’s request.

Our services

  • Identify sources of danger
  • anti-theft protection
  • Prevent liability claims
  • Reduce insurance premiums
  • Surveillance of premises
  • Ensure device cleaning
  • Identify uninvited or fugitive persons
  • Protection of patients and medical devices

Your advantages

  • tailor-made IP video surveillance solutions
  • Planning, installation and maintenance – everything from a single source
  • more than 20 years of experience
  • ISO 9001-certified specialist company
  • more than 5,000 successfully implemented projects
  • Manufacturer-independent contact person for the entire project
  • friendly and uncomplicated support

Safety at the highest level

Health and social care facilities, such as hospitals, clinics or nursing homes, are required to care for the well-being of patients and residents at all times and must comply with all statutory security requirements in all areas of the facility. In addition to improving security in general, such as protection against theft, it can also improve patient care and comply with all security regulations. Furthermore, liability claims and insurance premiums can be reduced or prevented.

Protection of patients and medical devices

The protection of sick people has the highest priority. For this reason, the operation of vital medical equipment, EDP systems and building and operating technology must be guaranteed at all times. VTIS video surveillance enables a comprehensive, efficient overview of sensitive areas, rapid reaction to possible operational interruptions and effective personnel planning.

Intelligent VTIS video surveillance systems actively improve patient care. Alarm notifications in hazardous situations, such as when a patient leaves the bed or the room without permission or when monitoring or infusion devices are manipulated, too many visitors are in a room or devices are not cleaned properly, enable rapid access by staff. This prevents liability claims and reduces insurance premiums.

Advantages of digital video surveillance

In the medical sector, remote access to the video surveillance system is particularly important. Thanks to finely tunable access authorizations, multiple authorized users can access predefined network cameras from any networked location in the world. IP cameras with higher resolutions of up to 4K score against analog video systems. This means that significantly more details can be displayed than with analog cameras. Other aspects include image quality. It can be better ensured in a digital video surveillance system than with the analog counterpart. On the other hand, the much simpler storage of digital video material. By using SD cards in the camera or NAS (Network Attached Storage) solutions, cost-effective and powerful storage solutions can be implemented that are significantly cheaper than onsite servers or DVR (Digital Video Recorder) solutions.

Seamless integration into existing infrastructures

The integration of all systems in the healthcare sector enables the smooth flow of information between departments, facilities, regions and even countries. This is made possible by the integration of a large number of sensors into the overall system, e.g. for access control, building technology and alarm input and output. Today, alarm messages based on modern video analytics are the standard. The staff has immediate access to the live image and can initiate appropriate measures.

High scalability, reliability and system availability are guaranteed through the use of proven, commercially available technologies. Video solutions from VTIS protect patients and optimize processes to improve your profitability.

The most important at a glance

Video surveillance solutions from VTIS are already being used for external skin protection. High-resolution IP cameras reliably monitor every angle – no unauthorized person enters the premises. Such tasks are usually performed by the gatekeeper. Thanks to intuitive video management software, additional security personnel do not have to be deployed. Connecting and integrating existing systems and infrastructure is no problem for VTIS. By using a license plate recognition system, traffic lights or barriers, e.g. in multi-storey car parks or the gate entrance, can be switched on fully automatically.

Free access or unlocked rooms make it easy for potential thieves to steal hospital property such as expensive medical equipment or patient property. This is often a considerable economic loss for the hospital. IP cameras on corridors, at emergency exits, lifts or in the cash office lead in most cases to a clear identification of the perpetrator. The recorded video material is also admissible as evidence in court. Through the use of intelligent search analyses, the relevant video material can be found quickly.

In the news, cases of child abductions from the infant ward repeatedly make headlines. To counter this problem, a video surveillance solution from VTIS is the first choice. In conjunction with an access control system, unauthorised visits to the infant station are no longer possible.

Through the use of discrete video surveillance solutions such as fixed-dome network cameras, corridors and neonatal rooms can be reliably monitored. Thanks to integrated IR lighting, the fixed dome cameras can produce clear images even in darkness. If desired, visitors can be addressed directly via network loudspeakers.

As a rule, patients in intensive care units cannot make themselves understood if their state of health deteriorates. With the help of modern IP video surveillance, staff in intensive care units can observe patients around the clock. In an emergency, every second counts – because a quick reaction from the treating physicians about the patient’s chances of survival. In addition to monitoring intensive care units, recovery rooms can also be easily monitored from the nurses’ room via a video surveillance system.

The requirements for video surveillance systems are particularly high in hospitals and clinics. Reliability, ease of use and expandability are just as important as the court usability of the video recordings. In many hospitals, the financial means are limited to transfer any existing analogue video systems into the digital age.

Modernization of old video systems

VTIS takes over the complete modernization of your analog video surveillance system. On request, we can connect existing analogue cameras to your new digital video system or replace analogue cameras with high-resolution network cameras.

Video surveillance systems from VTIS are flexibly expandable and fully adaptable to your requirements. VTIS seamlessly integrates the video system into your infrastructure – for example, you can easily control a barrier. In general, however, we recommend a physical separation of video network and hospital network. The video management system (VMS) can also be adapted to your requirements. Contact us for a free consultation.

As an ISO 9001-certified company, VTIS is the right partner for planning, installing and commissioning your IP video surveillance system.

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