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October 4, 2012 / advwirelesscomm

Protecting Children With Special Needs in Care Facilities

Open Door

Traditional alarm systems alert whenever a door is open, regardless of who opened it and staff will often ignore the alarms, and even turn them off.

Facilities all over the country specialize in taking care of children with needs. Many of these children, though no fault of their own are affected by a number of developmental disabilities such as Autism, developmental delays, chromosomal abnormalities and traumatic brain injuries. These can all compromise personal safety for the children.

Traditional alarm systems alert whenever a door is open, regardless of who opened it. A common problem with this is that staff will often ignore the alarms, and even turn them off.

A Wander Control system is simple and highly reliable, “At risk” system where residents wear a small RFID tag. As a resident moves toward a protected door, hallway or elevator, the protected area will sense the RFID tag and the Wander Guard system will be activated. Upon activation, the system can be programmed to lock the door, provide an audible alert,  a visual notification at a nurses station, send an immediate message to radios worn be staff or care givers or any combination of the above!

Secure Door

With Wander Control System from Accutech and Advanced Wireless, doors are automatically secured and staff alerted when resident get near.

Key features of a Wander Control system include:

• Simple Operation

• Long-life batteries in resident tags reduce recurring
   costs

• Highly Reliable – no false alarms

• Easily integrated into existing nurse call systems

• Keypad Door Release/Alarm Override

A Wander Control System from Accutech and Advanced Wireless Communications uses integrated wireless communications to not only alert staff of a resident nearing a secure door but also can lock the door and prevent the resident from exiting the facility.

Because of the integration with both the Nurse Call System and the Wander Control System, residents, staff and families can be assured that their loved ones are save and secure.

NEXT WEEK:  How RFID provides solutions for Elopement!

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