World class access for patients, staff and visitors in healthcare environments

In a healthcare environment, limiting and monitoring access to certain areas at certain times of day is key to providing safe and germ-free environments.

Providing access, security and high-quality medical services simultaneously requires intelligent, discreet and effective security and building management solutions, which must be flexible to meet the diverse needs of patients, medical personnel and the visiting public.

While elbow switches and antimicrobial door handles help preventing the spread of infections in surgical theatres and patient areas, access control systems and escape routes solutions to provide the necessary levels of security throughout the premises.

Main areas where ASSA ABLOY can offer an integrated solution:

Main entrances: automated sliding, revolving or swinging doors that can absorb high levels of traffic and ensure easy access for disabled patients and visitors combined with electronic access control systems that allow remote monitoring from a central location to ensure that only authorized people can access the building after a set time at night.
Patients’ rooms and wards: safe and spacious rooms and wards fitted with doors and handles with key antimicrobial features to limit the spread of infection as well as locks and access control systems in more sensitive patient areas such as dementia and psychiatric wards.
Pharmacies: secure on-site pharmacies with high-level protection and access control, plus audit-trail facilities and monitoring systems to deter theft and enable investigation if required.
Surgical units: Specialist automatic doors for surgical units and operating theaters, complete with elbow switches to minimize contact with handles and eliminate risk of infection, and control systems to restrict non-authorized access.
Asset tracking: intelligent key cabinets and lockers easily integrated into wider access control solutions deliver additional protection through real-time audit-trails, tagging, and traceability of the facility’s most important assets.
Emergency exits: rapid exit solutions combining ease of egress security, including fit-for-purpose fire doors and panic exit systems that protect both people and property during emergencies and prevent intrusion from the outside at all times.