CenTrak has released its new AlerTrak active RFID alarm for the health care industry. The device notifies hospital personnel via an audible alert if specified people or assets leave or enter a restricted area.
According to CenTrak, hospitals that implement the new alarm will see a reduction in infections spread within the hospital, patient wandering, and inventory loss.
Originally developed for patient tag loss prevention, the IT-150 AlerTrak device triggers alerts when hospital-designated tags come within a pre-defined zones, which can be entrances, exits or other critical locations.
The AlerTrak alarm is remotely programmable and can be set to trigger within 50 feet of approaching tags. The alerts continue as long as a tag is in the specified zone, however the duration of the sound is configurable. Additionally, multiple AlerTraks can be connected to the network simultaneously.