Video Surveillance & CCTV for Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities

Picture of a CCTV video camera with a blurred hospital interior in the background.

Because hospitals and healthcare facilities are sites where patients are treated (both inpatient and outpatient settings), it’s crucial for those in charge of these facilities to provide a safe, functional and supportive environment to maintain quality and safety for visitors and staff—an environment of care.

The environment of care is made up of the following three basic elements:

  • People—including staff, patients, and visitors; everyone on the premises needs to play a role in minimizing potential risks
  • The facility itself (how it’s arranged and features that protect staff, patients, and visitors)
  • The equipment utilized to safely operate the facilities and provide patient care

When the above elements are implemented properly patients, visitors and staff can remain safe in relation to their surroundings, work protocol and processes, and operational procedures.

While training and working with your staff, patients, and visitors to help them contribute to a productive and safe environment of care is crucial, it is out of the scope of this article—entire books are dedicated to the topic. Similarly, how the layout of your building(s) is utilized is a broad subject that would be difficult to cover in one article.

However, we can look at how equipment can help contribute to a safer experience for your staff, patients, and visitors—specifically, we will look at the roles and functions a CCTV system can offer for hospitals and medical facilities.

Boost Safety with a Full Overview of Your Facility & Premises

A properly installed video surveillance system for hospitals and medical practices can allow your staff to stay alert throughout a variety of situations. From spotting unknown cars in restricted areas to vehicles blocking emergency entryways (and exits), monitoring record rooms and medication for possible theft, catching incidents and emergencies as they occur, and much more. Watching events unfold in real-time allows your staff and security to proactively respond, reduce crime, and improve overall safety.

The peace of mind a well-installed, reliable CCTV system can bring is invaluable. Stress is usually prevalent in healthcare settings for a number of reasons, but knowing that video surveillance is helping increase safety, reducing crime (such as theft of medical data, medicine, assets and property, and more), and reassuring staff and visitors that the premises is being closely monitored to prevent potential incidents.

Improved Operational Efficiency

Hospitals and medical facilities require sophisticated systems that integrate in a seamless security solution. Video surveillance technology should be able to integrate into a centralized control panel—and ideally, the cameras should be IP-enabled, allowing for remote viewing (wherever internet can be accessed). While real-time video is crucial, a good CCTV system should be able to record and store feeds for an appropriate length of time in case retrieval and review is required after an incident.

Additionally, CCTV systems can be integrated with access control systems to make it easy to track who is where, and when in case issues arise or property and assets go missing or are damaged.

If you’re looking to secure your hospital or healthcare facility (dental practice, clinic, chiropractic office, birth centers, hospice centers, etc.) with CCTV and/or other security features in the East Texas area, be sure to contact 3D Security, Inc. to discuss your needs. We’ve helped secure dozens of medical facilities in Henderson, Tyler, Longview, Corsicana, and any other cities in the East Texas region, and we’d love to help you next.