Maximize Your Security Technology Investment
Physical security is the heart of healthcare security. There simply is no substitute for the professional expertise and human touch of security officers at your facility. But, given cuts in Medicare and Medicaid funding, hospitals need to ensure they are operating efficiently and cost-effectively. Supplementing physical security with carefully selected and properly applied electronic security is playing an increasingly important role in safeguarding the nation’s healthcare facilities for several reasons:
- Technology brings new efficiencies to security programs that can lower cost. Alameda County (Calif.) Medical Center freed significant dollars for other security needs by replacing in-house security dispatch with HSS dispatch.
- Technology provides valuable support for security officers, enabling them to do their jobs and respond to situations more effectively and quickly. HSS Security Incident Management Software (SIMS) facilitates greater understanding of security incidents and provides faster, customized customer reporting. Officers use their mobile handheld devices to file incident reports, access information such as facility orders and “BOLOs” more quickly, and test security equipment and automatically log results.
- Technology enhances the staff and visitor feeling of safety. Video surveillance and analytics monitoring of parking lots and grounds supplements external patrols and extends the security presence beyond facility doors.
The HSS Systems Integration Division was formed in 2006 to provide services that save healthcare customers time and money. This division can help your hospital evaluate, select, install, integrate, and optimize the use of new security technology solutions—and improve the efficiency of existing systems.
One Source for Integrated Physical and Electronic Security
HSS Systems Integration can do it all for you—from expert design and engineering to installation, monitoring, maintenance, and repair. We’ll set up systems so that they are easy to use—and make sure your staff are comfortable using them. Plus, with HSS as your physical security services provider, we’ll ensure that technology effectively supports your security personnel.
Security System Consulting
We continuously monitor the market for technologies that can enhance healthcare security and we test those technologies to ensure they deliver what they promise. We can conduct general and technical assessments of your future security requirements, including functionality of existing systems, enabling you to make informed decisions on current and future systems. Bottom line—we’ll help you implement technology solutions that create operational efficiencies.
Full Range of Technology Solutions
We offer design, engineering, installation, management, monitoring, and maintenance for all types of new and existing electronic security systems, including access control, video surveillance, intrusion alarms, and centralized monitoring systems. We’ll provide the information you need to evaluate and compare the costs and benefits of different security systems and make an informed choice.
Is your facility planning expansion or renovation? We’ll work with your engineers and/or architects to incorporate the most appropriate and cost-effective technology for your goals and budget.
HSS maintains close working relationships with many of the top security system providers. In order to offer our customers the widest possible choice of systems, our technicians receive ongoing training to maintain their proficiency in systems from leading manufacturers such as Avigilon, DSX, GE Security, Lenel, Panasonic, Pelco, S2, Sony, Software House, and many others.