Carthage Area Hospital’s Maternity Ward has recently implemented a new Cuddles infant protection system provided and installed by Special Care Systems, as a way to bring added support and comfort to parents. The system combines patented tags and bracelets with advanced technology to prevent abductions, while ensuring the general safety and security of infants.
“The system is easy-to-use and the hardware and software work seamlessly, enabling nurses to spend less time managing a “system” and more time focusing on what matters most—caring for their little patients,” said Brian Gray, Senior Sales Engineer of Special Care Systems.
The Cuddles infant protection system manufactured by Accutech uses Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, to monitor infant activity on the maternity ward. Infants are fitted with a small, comfortable skin sensing bracelet around the ankle or wrist that sends a signal to multiple locations on the unit if the child is removed from the area, spends too much time near a secure door, or if the band is removed or cut. The signal sounds an alarm and the ward will immediately respond with a lockdown until the infant is located. Only nursing personnel can remove or deactivate the bracelets.
“It adds another measure of comfort and confidence for parents. We’ve also added an extra layer of security that provides mom and baby matching capabilities. Each tag is uniquely identifiable to match mom and baby. We wanted to improve the old system with state of the art technology,” said Susan Kennedy, OB Nurse Manager.
Accutech Security announces the release of a low cost, stand alone software utility for the ResidentGuard LS 2400 system, giving users the option to add resident pictures to individual displays. After attaching a picture to a tag number in the utility, it will appear with an alert at the nurses station or entry-point keypad when an alarm is triggered. In addition, the utility also enables users to adjust range and frequency settings on controllers as well as standardize and implement control door alarms and times. The software is scalable by the size of the system, making it an attractive and affordable option for facilities with LS systems of any size.
In addition to expanded features, this software enhanced utility solution provides LS system users access to Accutech’s Crystal Reports. Centralized reporting of all units allows for filtering and easy report generation. Customizable options make it easy to track alert data over time, spot trends, and understand system dynamics. On screen reporting allows users to view up to 30 recent reports.
With the introduction of this low-cost software utility for LS systems, Accutech continues to set the standard for high-quality “consumer-like” technology at affordable prices and unparalleled support within the industry. In a recent customer survey, over 90% of respondents said they would recommend Accutech products to a peer and over 90% said the same about technical support. Accutech Security's specialized, RFID-enabled solutions have been installed in more than 5,000 locations worldwide. As a leading manufacturer of security systems for 30 years, Accutech has extensive experience working with businesses of all sizes to provide reliable, cost-effective solutions for the safety and security of people and property within a facility. All Accutech systems are assembled in the U.S., and installed and serviced by a vast network of authorized dealers
Accutech Security Introduces a Tag Test Station Compatible with All Current Systems.
The Tag Test Station from Accutech Security gives current and future users the ability to see the remaining battery life and warranty date and on any of their RFID-enabled tags. This increased protection and ease of use feature can be added to any Cuddles infant protection, Kidz or ResidentGuard wander management system at an affordable price point and does not require additional installation. The Tag Test Station also allows users to see the tag program number, battery percentage and has a field for tag notes. With the addition of the Tag Testing Station, Accutech’s product line continues to provide secure environments at a lower total cost of ownership with a wide range of features offering options to match any need and budget.
The Tag Test Station is a small receptacle that is wall-mountable or can sit on a desk. It connects to any PC or laptop computer using a USB cable. For facilities with a software enhanced system, the Tag Test Station will integrate directly with version 7.0 of the enterprise software solution (free to existing users). This integration provides additional features including automatic initiation of the admission or discharge process when a tag is placed on the unit.
Accutech’s unique tags can be turned off when not in use - saving battery life. A simple LED light assures your staff that the tag is on; And the tags simply last longer than competing systems. With the Tag Test Station, facilities experience an added layer of tag management and confidence knowing that tags are charged and functional.
In a recent customer survey, over 90% of respondents said they would recommend Accutech products to a peer and over 90% said the same about technical support. Accutech Security's specialized, RFID-enabled solutions have been installed in more than 5,000 locations worldwide. As a leading manufacturer of security systems for 30 years, Accutech has extensive experience working with businesses of all sizes to provide reliable, cost-effective solutions for the safety and security of people and property within a facility. All Accutech systems are assembled in the U.S., and installed and serviced by a vast network of authorized dealers; creating the most comprehensive customer service program in the industry.