UK-based Salisbury District Hospital has selected electronic access control technology from SALTO Systems to upgrade their security requirements. The hospital awarded the contract to Vidsec Ltd., a SALTO Independent Service Centre.
Salisbury District Hospital has in place a system of codes and key control and replaced it with a modern electronic access system that could provide audit trail information and control of staff movement.
The XS4 locks read, receive and write information via the hospital’s staff ID cards. Since most access related information is kept encrypted on these cards, the wall readers are able to update and receive information from the cards at any time without having to be online and wired.
SVN network update points are positioned at points on every level throughout the hospital which enable doctors and medical staff on different shifts to change wards and theatre locations via instant instruction from facilities control. As the cards are uses, the contactless ID cards build up ‘on-card’ audit trails enabling hospital management to track movement through both the off line and on line parts of the system as required. Also, if an ID card is lost or stolen it can be quickly and simply deleted from the system.
So far over 100 XS4 locks in stainless steel have been fitted to the wards, and departments with other areas following on as part of a rolling programme of upgrades as budgets allow. The hospital will also be going departmental very shortly, implementing SALTO’s departmental operation software. This will enable the new medical library to upgrade access to its own department, but also replace the existing library card arrangement and enable time limits to be placed on doctor’s usage of the facility.