The Best Security Systems for Assisted Living Facilities

Posted by on June 27, 2022 1:07 pm

When it comes to the safety and security of assisted living facilities, nothing is more important than having a reliable security system in place. A good security system can help protect residents and staff from harm, while also providing peace of mind for families. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best security systems for assisted living facilities. We will also provide tips on how to choose the right system for your needs.

Why security systems are important for assisted living facilities

Assisted living facilities are places where people go to live when they need help with everyday tasks. These facilities are typically home to elderly or disabled residents who may be unable to take care of themselves. Because of this, it is important that assisted living facilities have a reliable security system in place. A good security system can protect residents from wandering away from safe areas, and it can also provide a way to quickly call for help in the event of an emergency.

Types of Security Systems Used in Assisted Living Facilities

There are a few different types of security systems that are commonly used in assisted living facilities.

Wander Management Systems

One type of system is a wander management system. This type of system, such as Accutech's ResidentGuard, is designed to help keep residents from leaving safe areas. Most wander management systems use tags or bracelets that are worn by residents. If a resident attempts to leave a safe area, the system will sound an alarm. ResidentGuard uses a discreet security band that mimics a fitness device in order to provide greater dignity to residents without sacrificing security.

Personal Emergency Response Systems

Another type of system that is commonly used in assisted living facilities is a personal emergency response system. This type of system includes a device that can be worn by residents. The device can be used to call for help in the event of an emergency.

Access Control Systems

An access control system manages who can enter and exit the facility. The system uses badges, key cards, or fingerprint scanners to grant access to authorized personnel. There are a variety of access control systems on the market. Some systems, such as Accutech Access, are specifically designed with advanced integration that supports all your security systems in a single interface while protecting the perimeter and interior of your facility.

Video Surveillance Systems

Finally, many assisted living facilities also use security cameras. Security cameras can provide a way to monitor activities in and around the facility and can provide visual alerts to staff for emergency situations.

How to choose the right security system for your needs

When choosing a security system for an assisted living facility, there are a few things to keep in mind.

    • First, you will want to choose a system that is easy to use. This is important because many of the residents at assisted living facilities may not be able to operate a complex security system.
    • Second, you will want to choose a system that is affordable. Assisted living facilities typically have a limited budget, so it is important to find a security system that fits within that budget. One way you can expand capabilities while keeping budgets low is to use systems that integrate with one another and eliminate redundancy.
    • Finally, you will want to choose a system that offers features that are specifically designed for assisted living facilities.

The benefits of using a security system in an assisted living facility

Aside from keeping residents safe, assisted living facilities that implement security systems reduce strain on staff which allows caregivers to devote more time to interacting with the residents and providing one-on-one support.

Additionally, many security systems provide reporting for administrators which can help identify any staffing shortages and overall patient satisfaction.

If you are ready to implement access control or wander management systems in your facility, Accutech's team of experts and extensive network of security dealers can help you determine the right solution for your facility.

Topics: Senior Living