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Hospital & Healthcare Security Systems for the Chicago Area

Hospitals and healthcare facilities must maintain high levels of security at all times to protect their patients, personnel, property, and data.

 

 

SMG Security designs, installs, and maintains custom hospital security systems in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations. Our integrated security solutions include access control systems, video surveillance, fire and life safety systems, and more. Whether you’re opening new medical facilities or need to update the security in an existing location, we can help.

 

 

Hospital Access Control Systems

 

Access control solutions allow hospitals to maintain their physical security by regulating access to restricted areas. Modern systems allow you to easily manage permissions for each individual employee, patient, and visitor. As a result, you can ensure that patients’ records, expensive medical equipment, and controlled substances remain secure at all times.

 

A single breach can have dramatic consequences. Losses due to theft will likely be covered by your facility’s insurance, but may still cause future premiums to spike. And if a breach jeopardizes the safety of patients or personnel, the cost of litigation and the loss of reputation can be staggering.

 

Precautionary security measures that include access control technology prevent these kinds of failures. Maintaining the security of your facility can be costly. But preventing even one security breach could save more than the cost of the entire security system.

 

 

Hospital Video Monitoring

 

Surveillance in hospitals serves a variety of functions. It supplements access control systems by deterring and documenting intruders. It can improve productivity. And live hospital cameras allow medical staff to monitor multiple patients at the same time.

 

 

 

 

For hospitals, security cameras are essential to maintaining the safety of the facilities. They allow security personnel to keep a watchful eye on the entrances and exits of all restricted areas. And in the event of any wrongdoings, they provide the necessary evidence to hold the responsible parties accountable.

 

Patient monitoring cameras also allow medical professionals to care for more patients at once. However, such systems must balance patients’ privacy with their care.

 

 

 

 

With this in mind, thermal cameras can be an effective option. They allow doctors and nurses to monitor patients in real-time. And the footage they provide cannot be used to identify the patient. Thus, they satisfy HIPAA regulations while aiding doctors’ and nurses’ efforts to provide the best possible care for their patients.

 

 

Hospital Fire and Life Safety Systems

 

 

 

Like any place of business, hospitals and health care facilities must comply with strict fire safety laws. However, medical buildings are often populated by people with limited mobility, some of whom may rely on bulky equipment to survive. Thus, hospitals’ fire safety systems need to be more robust than those in office buildings and other workplaces.

 

 

The Illinois Administrative Code Title 77 Chapter I Subchapter b Section 250.1980 covers fire and safety guidelines for hospitals. Notably, it highlights the need for maintenance of these systems.

 

 

Fire extinguishers must be inspected yearly. Fire sensors, alarms, and protection systems must be inspected at least two times a year. And each of these systems must be fully functional at all times.

 

 

In addition to designing and installing fire safety systems for medical facilities, SMG Security inspects them for a number of clients. Whether or not we install your hospital’s fire systems, we have the experience and the credentials to keep them up to code.

 

 

 

 

Even if you already have a company to inspect your alarm systems, getting a second opinion can be a good idea. And with so many lives on the line, doing so is only prudent.

 

 

Free Estimates for Healthcare Security System

 

For more than 30 years, SMG Security has worked tirelessly to keep homes and businesses safe. Reach out to us today at 847-593-0999 to receive a free estimate for a new or updated security system for your healthcare facility.

In Their Words

Thanks for your help with this process! Your install team was amazing! They were extremely efficient and we hardly knew they were there. Great guys who took the time to show us how to use the system and answered all our questions. I’m sure I will have some for them down the road. Big thanks to you and your team!

- Frank M.

The installation crew that was here was FABULOUS!!! I didn’t even know they were here most of the time. There was no doubt in my mind that they knew what they were doing. You have no idea how comforting that is. As I’m sure you know, that isn’t always the case when there are technicians in the building. It went very smoothly and we’re so grateful for that! Please extend my gratitude and appreciation for the job they did. I knew we made the right decision!

- Gail H.

We used SMG for monitoring services for our home for 35 years (!) and were consistently well served and attended to. Calls were always picked up promptly, and the service attendants never failed to immediately call to check in on us if the alarm was ever triggered (99% of the time were false alarms we generated...oops...). Service technicians were very competent as well. Highly recommend.

- J. Winstein

Recently switched my monitoring service company for an Elk Grove location. These guys gave me the best quote for an affordable system! Great company!

- Jade N. , Curv Group LLC

A short note to tell you about the great customer service provided by your staff. We moved to Wheaton in August 2019 to a townhome that had an older SMG System. Anthony came out and explained the SMG capabilities, John updated the system and Dave has been by several times to troubleshoot and solve problems. The three are real professionals and know what they are doing. The administrative staff on the phone are always very helpful and professional. Please thank them for their service.

- M. Thomas

Your employees, from the start through completion of the job, were professional and concise in the performance of their work... From the first contact through the end of the project Christian kept me informed, answered all of my questions, and guided me in having the correct system installed... They were indeed professional, polite, kept their work area tidy and worked around all of the functions we had going on at the church. I am especially grateful for these men being on our job as they are the face of your company and they represented you well.

- Mark K., Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake

I wanted to take a moment to share with you some good news you may not hear every day but I am sure you will welcome. Your team completed the installation of the security system in Bethel. They were professional and followed our safety, security and Covid-19 protocols to the letter. Throughout the installation, communication was great and the team was very friendly and helpful. In particular, I want to call out Dino for his great customer service. Thanks.

- Mark P.

A short note to tell you about the great customer service provided by your staff. We moved to Wheaton in August 2019 to a townhome that had an older SMG System. Anthony came out and explained the SMG capabilities, John updated the system and Dave has been by several times to troubleshoot and solve problems. The three are real professionals and know what they are doing. The administrative staff on the phone are always very helpful and professional. Please thank them for their service.

- Mark T.

Awesome. I just wanted to pass along that the fire alarm test yesterday was without a doubt one of the best I have ever witnessed. The crews had everything set up and ready to go and were even asking me questions about the programming before we started so they could get the changes made. They had no issues with some of the changes I requested due to our local codes and immediately corrected them. Absolutely everything went smoothly and the guys were great to work with. I really hope I get to work with them again.

- Richard T., Palatine Community Health Center

Your team just left and I wanted to take a moment to say how great both Armando and Mike were during the camera installation process. Everything is up and running and I could not be more pleased.

- Susan C., Centerpoint

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