Workplace violence is increasing in healthcare facilities nationwide. Each year, there are fewer and fewer reported nonfatal workplace incidents and homicides, according to a report published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. However, the Advisory Board reported that 75 percent of all workplace assaults happen in healthcare facilities.
Sounds can be the first sign of an escalating situation and can be used when monitoring for safety and security. Axis Communications, partnered with Convergint, can implement sound detection to locate threats by constantly analyzing sounds at the location. Sound detection uses pitch, echo effects, tempo, horizontal patterns, and the spectral shape, but also an extensive set of other features in its algorithms and related technologies.