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Friday, July 15, 2016
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Medical Construction + Design: “Security Systems: Real Risks, Effective Solutions”

An article authored by Anastasios Douvikas, Ghafari’s Manager of ICT + Security Systems Engineering, recently appeared in Medical Construction + Design. Titled “Security Systems: Real Risks, Effective Solutions”, the article details the potential security breaches that today’s healthcare providers face, along with insights on implementing the right preventative solutions.

Safety, protection from theft and potential litigation costs are primary factors driving the design of security systems for healthcare facilities.

Anastasios Douvikas
Manager of ICT + Security Systems Engineering, Ghafari
Anastasios Douvikas, Manager of ICT + Security Systems Engineering
Anastasios Douvikas, Manager of ICT + Security Systems Engineering

“Safety, protection from theft and potential litigation costs are primary factors driving the design of security systems for healthcare facilities,” Tassos writes. “Remediation technologies span a range of functionalities from perimeter surveillance and intrusion detection to employee card readers, and from strategically located panic buttons to RFID wrist tags for patients. Today, many healthcare facilities urgently need security systems upgraded. If the security system is more than five years old, sophisticated criminals will already know how to breach it. For that reason, systems need to be upgraded every 3-5 years to be effective. By conducting an independent assessment, healthcare leaders ensure the most cost-effective equipment combined under a single platform.”

Read the full article here.