Perimeter security is just one of the many ways video surveillance supports the healthcare industry. VMS with video analytics can identify and alert operators to handle issues with abandoned objects, loud sound detection, smoke and fire detection, and personnel monitoring. For example, when investigating incidents of theft or vandalism, operators can access video analytic tools to search for people involved in specific situations.
Healthcare facilities are often highly trafficked areas with a steady stream of patients, visitors, and staff, making it difficult to keep track of the number of people on-premise. Advanced headcount features help hospital authorities monitor the number and locations of individuals to aid emergency evacuation or people management, including preventing patients from wandering off prematurely or protecting infants from being abducted.
Video analytics software can also detect if people are yelling, which is an action that might indicate potential violent activity. This is where the VMS can provide another level of monitoring to help determine when medical staff may need security assistance to deter violence.