Psychiatric Security

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The reason for a security system in a psychiatric and behavioral health facility is as much of a no-brainer as the reason for why you drink water—to survive.  Don't get me wrong, though.  My idea of a psychiatric and behavioral health facility isn't some "loony bin" where even the doctors have started to lose a grip on reality.  People check into psychiatric facilities for a whole slew of reasons.  Some people just need a break to work things out.  Others think their mailman is an alien life form come to snatch their soul.  But, it's because of this diverse, and unstable, population that security measures need to be taken.  And, in recent years, technology has provided the means for adequate security and, in turn, above adequate treatment.

Doctors can't properly treat someone when they're in a constant state of worry.  Especially in an unstable environment, incidents that endanger the safety of staff members and other patients can occur without any warning at any time. This calls for a duress system that works instantaneously.

In a psychiatric and behavioral health facility, it's safe to say you should expect the unexpected.  But, what does that really mean?  How do you plan for the unexpected? Well, a wireless duress system can be your solution to those expectations.  Wireless duress systems are inexpensive and easy to install.  Basically, you install one, centrally-located hub, with strategically placed call fobs.  Then, you can operate a number of two way pagers that will work anywhere within the coverage area.  Now, the moment anything occurs, everyone on the network is notified of what's happening and where it's happening.  Needless to say, this can ease some of a doctor's tensions.

Today, security is important, regardless of the setting.  But, in an environment where people are mentally unstable, it's particularly important.  Doctors need to be doctors.  They shouldn't have to be watch dogs with their head on a swivel too.  With a wireless duress system, doctors will be able to keep their heads on straight and help heal people.

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This article was published on 2010/09/10