Security is a big concern for hospitals as it is accessible to the public. It is the responsibility of the hospitals for ensuring safety to the public, patients and visitors. Surveillance cameras play a big role in the healthcare sector. It will not only ensure safety but will monitor the patients and their developments. High-quality patient monitoring can increase the everyday efficiency of hospitals.
The approach towards surveillance has changed from analog to digital surveillance. Healthcare industry has also adopted this change. This has added benefits to the healthcare industry and also helps in remote monitoring and robust storage capabilities. IP cameras are helpful to obtain high resolution and excellent image and video footage. The quality footages provide detailed information. With advanced technologies, doctors are not required to be physically present, instead patients are being consulted virtually through the IP cameras.
An IP-based surveillance system will give users the ability to secure people and property, or monitor equipment and facilities, remotely from anywhere there is a networked computer. In addition, by utilizing the serial ports of a video encoder, users can remotely control existing equipment such as pan/tilt/zoom devices or time-lapse tape recorders.
Network video surveillance solutions have a lot of advantages for healthcare. The solutions can help to effectively monitor critical areas such as emergency rooms, psychiatry departments, and restricted areas. It can also prevent break-ins and dishonest insurance claims. With effective surveillance, authorities can quickly evaluate incidents and take appropriate actions, create a scalable and future-proof surveillance platform.
Cloud-based video surveillance has various advantages for the healthcare industry including reduced cost of ownership and maintenance, storage, easy accessibility from anytime, anywhere. With these benefits, hosted video solutions will become a trend.
There is a growth in the healthcare vertical in India because of the demand of surveillance solutions.
Hospitals are accepting the importance of CCTVs to prevent it from crimes. Healthcare sector looks for surveillance solutions, which can give them a 360° view. Healthcare industry are being attacked by unauthorized intruders, cyber criminals and others. This industry is facing challenges in protecting the privacy of their patients and securing their infrastructure. Therefore the industry should opt for integrated security solution that will be easy to maintain. This will allow the management to monitor and address specific areas of concern.
High-quality images are very important for healthcare quality. High-quality images can that reduce investigation times and provide valid proof in case of incidents. Further advantages include remote monitoring with access to live and recorded video from any authorized computer, HDTV video images with exceptional level of detail, automatic alarms in case of camera tampering and trespassing. Since network video solution has high degree of flexibility, it can both be configured in accordance with the real situation in each section, and meet the user’s needs for accessing and sharing video. Network video cameras can also deliver forensic-quality video both inside and outside of the hospital to expedite investigations and criminal prosecution.
Video encoders can also be very valuable for hospitals. A video encoder connects to an analog video camera and converts analog video signals into digital streams that are then sent over an IP-based network, such as a LAN, intranet or Internet. It essentially turns an analog video system into a network video system and enables users to view live images using a Web browser or a video management software on any local or remote computer on a network.
By combining an analog CCTV system with a network video system, users can easily and cost-effectively expand the surveillance system, and reduce total installation and maintenance costs. Whether user has fixed, pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) or fixed dome cameras, they can be connected to video encoders. Users can thus retain the analog cameras and complement them with IP cameras to build a network video surveillance system. It’s a cost-effective way to expand the surveillance system, and protect analog investment.