Building Automation Systems
Internet of things technology isn’t only beneficial in the operating room. Building automation systems for hospitals and laboratory facilities enable important cost savings that hospital administrators seek and the security all patients and their families expect.
BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
Smart buildings aren’t just for factories and warehouses. As a modern medical facility, you have an expectation from patients and the bystanders to utilize the latest technology in security and hospital building management. A lot of efficiency and cost savings are at stake if an efficient building automation system is not implemented.
Temperature and humidity controls are critical when it comes to critical medical procedures, medical devices, and even patient care. Access control, video surveillance, lighting, HVAC units, and other building management systems need to all be streamlined so that they may be easily monitored and controlled. Ripples can integrate building automation systems for medical facilities who want to offer patients the best care and security on the market. Ripples can help you become an organisation your patients can trust.
With a large area to maintain, finding ways to save energy around your medical facility can be challenging; especially with a commitment to excellence in patient care. Unplugging life-saving medical devices and equipment isn’t an option – but adjusting temperature and lighting in a large facility is one way to cut costs and save energy. A building automation system connects all of the mechanical and lighting systems in your hospital and can adjust based on preferred settings. Program lights to switch off when rooms are unused; set the temperature to adjust based on a room’s occupancy or requested temperature setting; schedule notifications for your maintenance team so that they know when a system needs repair, based on the usage All of these features and more don’t only save energy, they make your hospital “smarter”.
A smart HVAC system is needed to heat to cool a hospital premise. Providing the right system is the first step in properly regulating the temperature. Some patient rooms will need to be adjusted based on outside temperature and kept at a comfortable setting. Other departments like stores, pharmacy, operating rooms or storage rooms need to be kept cooler. Ripples can help you create temperature zones for your hospital and install the equipment you need to keep your building comfortable and in proper working order.
We all dread the idea of a fire in a hospital, but it’s a necessary for building managers. Ripples can ensure that you have a proper fire system in place in the event your medical facility has a fire emergency. Ripples can provide you the best tools you need to contain a fire and request immediate help.
Although a hospital is “open” 24/7, burglar alarms serve as a way to keep confidential data and equipment safe from theft and damage. Most of hospitals have equipment like CT scan machines, scopes, X-rays, cardiac monitors and more that are worth thousands – if not millions. In addition, hospitals always have a large supply of prescription drugs on-hand. Ripples can set up an alarm system for you that deters individuals from breaking into your facility. A wireless panic button can also protect your staff at the welcome desk and nurses on each floor in the event of a safety concern.
HOSPITAL VISITOR MANAGEMENT
Sophisticated, IOT sensor enabled visitor management systems let you know who is in your hospital at all times. This is critical when it comes to maintaining the security of each patient and bystander. There is always high foot traffic going in and out of the hospital which leaves room for security concerns. Provide your patients with the highest security measures by implementing visitor management systems. Ripples can equip medical facilities and hospitals with all of the Active RFID readers, IOT sensors and monitoring software needed to implement a badging system that will keep your medical facility safe and secure