GuardRFID Active RFID technology is advancing Staff Duress system safety and reliability for the healthcare industry! SafeGuard Staff Duress delivers leading-edge communication, multiple advanced location methods, and additional system functionality not previously possible with infrared-based Staff Duress systems commonly used in hospitals and other healthcare environments. The SafeGuard Staff Duress system enhances safety for caregivers and support staff by providing reliable communication, precise location, and immediate situational awareness.
SafeGuard is emerging as a new standard in Staff Duress technology to secure caregivers’ safety within healthcare facilities such as psychiatric care units.
The GuardRFID ST-3BLF-TR Staff Tag is in an ID-badge form factor that is easy to wear and easy to activate. Configurable buttons can be programmed to match functionality with the security and safety needs of your unit or facility. The LED lights and buzzer on the tag can also be programmed to enable customer-specified acknowledgements and other communication back to the caregiver. With a one-year typical battery life the Staff Tag is low-maintenance to minimize logistics time and expense. The replaceable battery also allows you to use the tag over many years and receive maximum value.
The SafeGuard Active RFID infrastructure is also customizable and scalable. Your system can be designed to provide the performance and price that best matches your security needs whether your staff is caring for a low-risk or high-risk patient environment.
Enhance Safety by Deploying World-leading Communication Technology
SafeGuard Staff Duress utilizes 433MHz Active RFID communication technology for enhanced range, maximum immunity to physical shielding and radio-frequency interference, and robust communication not requiring line-of-site (LOS). The GuardRFID 433MHz communication protocol is widely recognized as industry-leading for speed and reliability. This ensures that a caregiver’s personal device, GuardRFID’s ST-3BLF-TR Staff Tag, can be counted on when it is most needed.
Enhance Safety Through Precise Location
Older technology utilizing infrared (IR) and radio-frequency (RF) technology often communicate either ambiguous or highly inaccurate location information costing precious seconds in the response of safety personnel to a critical event. SafeGuard Staff Duress utilizes GuardRFID’s advanced RTLS technology to pinpoint a tag’s last known location using one or more available locating technologies. Utilizing a network of receivers, SafeGuard locates staff utilizing triangulation that can be as accurate as 2-4 meters (6-12 feet) in a typical institutional environment. Room-level exciters can also deployed to locate staff in a specific room or other area of interest.
Enhance Safety Through Rich Situational Awareness
The SafeGuard system can provide instant situational awareness through multiple duress alarm messaging options including the following: client workstation alarms, email, pagers, SMS/text, and voice messaging. In addition, the SafeGuard network architecture allows for integration with an IP-based CCTV video management server to show live and archived video on workstations within the specific unit, within the building, and at a central security monitoring location.
Staff Down Alarm
The ST-3BLF-TR Staff Tag includes man down detection technology to further enhance the safety of your staff. Should the Staff Tag go horizontal then the tag will give a warning to the wearer for a programmable period of 5 to 30 seconds. If the tag is not returned a vertical position by the time the warning period end, then the Staff Tag will send a signal to the system triggering immediate messaging of identity and location information. The emergency staff down alarm can also trigger live and archived video of the scene should CCTV cameras be present in the area.
SafeGuard also enables your healthcare facility to locate and track patients and equipment using the same infrastructure installed for your Staff Duress system. GuardRFID Active RFID tags for patients and assets can be admitted into the SafeGuard system allowing staff to significantly reduce or eliminate the valuable and costly time spent searching for patients and equipment. The system software also enables caregivers to manage patient information and equipment inventory. In addition, the system can be easily expanded to provide perimeter security enabling Wandering Patient Security and Loss Prevention.
Integrated Security for Healthcare
SafeGuard delivers the most advanced Staff Duress technology for healthcare on the market today. The powerful system architecture also allows multiple units and facilities to operate autonomously while maintaining a centralized system that can be set up to have Security or PBX monitor all units. Your SafeGuard system infrastructure can also be commissioned to provide other Asset and Personnel Tracking and Security functionality available within the GuardRFID Integrated Security Solution for Healthcare to yield unprecedented value and ROI.
Learn more about SafeGuard Staff Duress and the GuardRFID Integrated Security Solution for Healthcare. Please contact us to arrange a webinar for your clinical, security, risk management, and information technology teams.