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TouchStar solutions are in use around the world in healthcare environments such as hospitals and clinics, elderly homes and assisted living apartments, doctor and dentist offices, home care, social centres, group housing and more where they provide security, access control and resident and staff management.

The challenges involved in securing a hospital or other healthcare environment are unlike those in almost any other building. Most healthcare facilities are 24/7 and have relatively open access because they want to provide a welcoming environment.

While this dictates that it is often necessary to allow for high levels of public

access to the hospital or other health service amenity, including the routes linking different departments, entry to many back of house areas and most other facilities needs to be restricted for the protection of patients, doctors, nurses, care staff, administrative personnel, visitors, suppliers and the property itself.

How this is achieved depends on many factors including the level of security and convenience required in specific areas such as operating theatres, consulting rooms, pharmacies, laboratories, drug cabinets, surgical wards and so on but whatever the access control solution used, it has to be both secure and flexible so that staff and patient safety is maintained.

Access Control

TouchStar healthcare access control can provide you with a secure, flexible solution to these requirements and more.

Practical benefits of access control for the healthcare sector

  • A safe and convenient environment for employees, patients, visitors and external staff.
  • Differentiate easily who has access, when and for how long to such different places as emergency wards, patient rooms, pharmacy and surgeries, offices, etc.
  • Protect against theft of drugs, pharmaceuticals or personal belongings by providing a secure environment that is the goal for all the stakeholders of your facility: patients, staff, family, guests, community and financing entities
  • Access your network´s diverse community centres, clinics and staff offices all from the same credential as used at the main hospital.
  • Employ reliable and intuitive products and technologies developed for hard use in high traffic areas including parking zones, emergency and public main entrances.
  • Extend the security of your access plan to include even mobile workers easily and without sacrificing productivity.

CCTV

At TouchStar, we provide CCTV cameras that are configured for maximum (HD) image definition in all lighting conditions, this includes colour or monochrome cameras formats.

Our CCTV systems can operate as stand-alone products or as part of an integrated security systems. A full cctv system configuration could, for example, incorporate remotely-monitored software & hardware incorporating alarm management, remote access control, lone worker monitoring, live audio warning systems using network, ADSL and 3G transmission of feed data.

Our independent status means we’ll work with you to put the right CCTV in place so you have peace of mind around the clock.

Features of our CCTV system for the healthcare sector

  • Instant playback options.
  • Round the clock monitoring of remote sites.
  • Zoom functions to focus in on suspicious activity.
  • Simultaneous multiple views.
  • Uninterrupted transmission to monitoring centres regardless of distance, weather or environment.
  • Fully scalable, from stand-alone configuration to fully integrated remote CCTV-Access Control.

Time & Attendance

Using the TouchStar time & attendance hardware can be the key factor in better management of your employee working hours. We can help reduce administrative paperwork and wasted time by capturing important time data automatically and scheduling the right staff at the right time ensuring that managers are able to manage the available staff working hours more effectively.

Benefits of our time & attendance systems

The benefits derived from the adoption of an automated time & attendance system will vary depending on your organisations precise working patterns. However, typical benefits include;

  • Reduce absenteeism and improve punctuality - Quantitative real-time data ensures problem areas and absence incidents are readily identified, allowing appropriate action before the situation gets out of hand or becomes a repeat pattern.
  • Simplified creation of schedules - The TouchStar time and attendance system can be configured and adapted to include reflect specific production cycles, working practices, flexi-time, shift work and holidays.
  • Integration with HR and payroll systems - Data can be exported direct to other business systems, eliminating the potential for error caused by data double entry.
  • Compliance with employment & workplace legislation - An automated time and attendance system will help ensure that workers’ schedules conform to Legislation relating to permitted working hours, compulsory break times etc.
  • Communication software – our software enables communication with all types of terminals if they are FAMS or IP protocols. It ensures the configuration is up-to-date, synchronises the time and date with the server and collects real time data when it is entered at the terminal.