Digital locking systems in assisted living facilities. 

There is a great deal of coming and going on a daily basis in nursing homes retirement homes and homes for the elderly. The needs of residents, visitors, nursing staff, tradesmen and cleaners must all be reconciled. Everyone needs to move about freely without invading on residents’ privacy. According to the AVPfleWoqG (Ordinance on the Implementation of the Care and Living Quality Act), the room doors must be lockable, but must be able to be opened from the outside in the event of an emergency.

There are also areas to which only specific people should have access, such as sick wards and restricted access areas such as drug storerooms. A digital locking system can simplify a great deal, allowing those in charge to keep a track of things.


The all-inclusive solution: System 3060
 

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Requirements:

  • The main entrance is automatically open for everyone only during visiting hours
  • Granting of time-dependent access to service and administration rooms for doctors, nursing staff, craftsmen and cleaning staff
  • Protection against theft in residential units, nursing stations and service and administration rooms

As you can see, there is always highly intense activity in elderly care facilities, meaning many factors need to be taken into account, although circumstances may change greatly at any given time. It is thus beneficial to be able to provide a prompt, flexible response.

Both time restrictions and different access areas need to be taken into account: different people need to be authorised to enter at different times as authorisations and responsibilities vary. A conventional locking system is scarcely able to cope with such requirements.

The solution:

System 3060 can meet all the requirements that elderly care facilities impose on a modern locking system:

  • Access control with simultaneously automated documentation
  • Improvement in hygiene standards thanks to contactless technology
  • Quality assurance through automatic event logging and automatic processes
  • Active security thanks to mapping of restricted access areas (e.g. drugs cabinets)
  • Passive security by deterring theft and abuse
  • Low costs thanks to sustainability, durability, minimal power consumption, upward and downward compatibility, connection to third-party systems and more
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Security in elderly care facilities

 

No more worry about lost keys
 

  • The facility manager creates a replacement transponder
  • The employee picks it up
  • The lost transponder is automatically disabled when the replacement transponder is used in the locking system for the first time

Protection against burglary
 

  • Always securely locked: Residential units, nursing wards, administration offices and service rooms
  • No more high costs and security issues if a key is lost or stolen
  • Lost identification media can be deactivated and reprogrammed within a few seconds

Safety cabinets

 

  • Protect drug cabinets, filing cabinets and lockers with digital half cylinders against unauthorised opening
  • All locking transactions are logged

Facility Management​​​​​​
 

  • Central set-up and management of all System 3060 components with Locking System Management software
  • Even if there are a number of buildings and locations
  • Support for facility management thanks to comprehensive reporting and time-controlled authorisations

Door with door monitoring

 

  • Cable-free online door monitoring for sensitive rooms
  • Records, logs and reports all door statuses using sensor control to detect whether doors are open, closed, locked or open too long
  • Alerts security personnel to critical events

Nursing staff, service providers
 

  • Time-dependent access to service and administration offices
  • Create groups of people with different authorisations for doctors, nursing staff, service providers and cleaning staff
  • One transponder instead of numerous keys

Protect rooms exposed to fire risk
 

  • Better protection, e.g. for boiler rooms, heating oil/pellet storerooms, lift machine rooms
  • Interface to fire alarm system possible

Main and side entrances

 

  • Programmable system over the network or online from anywhere in the world
  • Automatic opening of main entrances for everyone
  • Individual access rights thanks to authorised identification medium, even outside opening hours

Barriers and underground car parks
 

  • Granting vehicle access authorisations at the click of a mouse
  • Switching of lifts, barriers and roller shutters
  • Combination with existing ticket systems possible

Networking: online or virtual

 

  • Online network:
    Changes to access rights and functions performed in real time from anywhere in the world
  • Virtual network:
    Programming and modifying access rights via gateways to identification media on site

Checklist


Our checklist shows you options for using digital locking technology in assisted living facilities.

Which areas need to be secured? 
Which people need access?
How can management be assisted?
What requirements does the software need to meet?
How should people identify themselves?
What vehicle access types and functions are there?

Download our free white paper on digital access control in elderly care facilities.

Find out what measures you need to take to introduce digital access control successfully, what digital access control is and what tools are available to you to implement it.

We wish you every success in your project!

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