Care Home Security Should Be One Less Thing To Worry About
Why does your care establishment need effective security and access control?
Safety and security of residents is a prime consideration when selecting a care environment for elderly relatives or adults with special needs. Care and Residential Home security needs to be flexible; it needs to suit the needs of clinical staff and be practical for residents with differing physical or mental capacity.
According to Care Home Environment, systems that use mechanical keys often do not meet all the access needs that a modern care home may have. So what’s the alternative?
Fingers Are Better Than Keys
Almas Fingerprint Access Control gives care and residential homes a flexible and affordable management tool to determine who can gain entry to various areas within the premises, and when. No need for pin codes, fobs, swipe cards or keys – all of which can be lost, stolen, lent or forgotten or subject to abuse. Biometric fingerprint readers give you an entry system that cannot be falsified. Its flexibility means that Deprivation of Liberty considerations can be addressed for each individual resident.
Anti-barricade features are built in due to the ability to remotely open any door via your mobile or the software if required. Alerts can be set if doors are wedged open, check in points can be set to prove that residents are being checked on.
Controlled Drugs and Medication Storage
Stringent processes must be in place to ensure that controlled drugs and medications are stored securely. Stock control must be monitored strictly. Shortages must be reported immediately if using a cabinet/ room locked with a key only, how do you know who has accessed the medicines and when? Biometric locks will give you irrefutable proof of who accessed the controlled drugs areas and when evidence that will stand up to HR investigation proceedings.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
“The Almas Industries system is easy to use and the service we have had from the head office has been exceptional. Westcliffe is a small residential care home where the personal touch is just as important as the need to keep our residents and staff safe. We wanted to ensure that keys/codes were a thing of the past; as they presented all sorts of problems when it came to controlling the access points of the home. We opted for the Almas Industries biometric system, which we felt would give us the flexibility we required.”
Simon Hodgkinson, Westcliffe Care Home, Nottingham
Simple and Easy To Use
The Almas system registers all users and can ‘suspend’ leavers or non-payers in a matter of seconds. The Almas technicians will set up the software as per your requirements and train you fully on how to get the most out of the system.
Staff Time & Attendance
How much time do you spend collating and working out staff hours at the end of each month? How do you check whether their hours are correct? Familiarity between teams and junior management can lead to lateness going unreported. Many care establishments use agency staff; in a 24hr operation, management cannot physically check attendance on every shift.
Simple time & attendance reporting gives you the evidence you need to make sure agency bills are accurate and drive down operational costs.
Security Solutions Experts For Care Environments
Almas Industries are experts in security solutions for care homes, residential homes, special dementia care and dual registered care. We also provide CCTV and intruder alarms with full monitoring options. CCTV is an excellent way to protect both residents and staff from unfounded allegations of abuse, or to address performance issues.
Affordable, Full Service Solutions
We offer a range of payment options, including no upfront cost. Almas manufacture our own biometric readers and develop our own software. Our customers have access to a technical hotline 24/7 and customer service is our priority.
GET IN TOUCH
We will conduct a free site security audit and help you identify and assess any vulnerabilities in your current set up. Send us an email to get our Top 5 Tips for Care Home Security, or to arrange a visit from one of our team.