02 Protect the perimeters
03 Control access internally
04 Protect residents and staff
05 Deter criminals
06 Health and safety
07 Time Theft

Care Sector:

Introduction

Why does the Care Sector need effective security and access control?

Safety and security of residents is a prime consideration when selecting a care environment for loved ones.

Care and Residential Home security needs to be flexible; practical for residents with differing physical or mental capacity and easy to use for staff.

Care Sector:

Protect the perimeters

Risk

  • Unauthorised intruders; everyday many people come and go and without some form of security, it is easy for someone to slip in without arousing suspicion
  • Residents absconding, or being removed from the premises

Solution

  • Protect external doors with biometric access control; only authorised visitors, staff and suppliers can gain access. Optima access control software reports exactly who entered and when
  • CCTV monitors grounds and external access points effectively
  • Infrared perimeter alarms can be set up to trigger an alert should someone (a resident) cross the beam

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Care Sector:

Control access internally

Risk

  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards require that residents’ care does not inappropriately restrict their freedom
  • GDPR risks from uncontrolled access to patient records

Solution

  • Set access according to Deprivation of Liberty considerations
  • Anti-barricade features – remotely open any door via your mobile or the software if needed
  • Set alerts to trigger if doors are wedged open
  • Keep patient records secure for GDPR using fingerprint readers on office doors.

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Care Sector:

Protect residents and staff

Risk

  • Residents are vulnerable; safeguarding and safety are paramount in their care environment
  • Staff suffer verbal and physical abuse from residents with dementia or behavioural needs
  • Accusations of staff abuse severely damage the business’ reputation

Solution

  • Cameras act as a deterrent, staff know they are being monitored
  • Biometric Reader ‘Check-in’ points can prove that residents are being monitored
  • Safety monitoring protects and exonerates staff in the event of a false claim

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Care Sector:

Deter criminals

Risk

  • Theft or abuse of multiple prescription drugs on site
  • Theft of staff or residents’ possessions

Solution

  • Biometric fingerprint readers control access across the site, stopping unauthorised entry to areas with drugs or high value goods
  • CCTV gives you evidence in the event of an incident
  • Control drugs’ and medications’ storage – Biometric locks give you irrefutable proof of who accessed the controlled drugs areas and when, evidence for HR or police investigation

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Care Sector:

Health and safety

Risk

  • Accidents in care homes are inevitable: some are preventable, others are not
  • Quick evacuation in the event of an emergency
  • False claims are growing and threatening care businesses both financially and reputationally

Solution

  • Footage provides evidence of unpreventable accidents and training opportunities for future improved care and risk of repeat occurrences of preventable ones
  • Connect biometric readers to the fire alarm; set to automatically disengage upon activation of the fire alarm
  • Safety monitoring protects your business from false and exaggerated claims from staff, visitors or residents

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Care Sector:

Time Theft

Risk

  • The care sector relies on agency and shift workers; it’s vital to have a robust system to check billed hours against actual.

Solution

  • Almas Biometric time and attendance solution is a reliable, simple and effective tool allowing care home managers and owners to get rid of cumbersome and complicated paper, card, key or pin-based attendance systems; prone to falsification, error and inaccuracy. Read more

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Why Almas? The Right Solution, For Your Care Business

Almas are experts in security for the care sector. We will build you an integrated security solution to protect your residents, staff and business and can advise you of your responsibilities under GDPR. We offer a range of payment options including no upfront cost and full maintenance. Almas customers have access to a technical hotline 24/7 and strict support SLAs. Set yourselves apart from the competition alongside improving safety, security and saving management time..

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