Case Study | October 9, 2012

Nonprofit Organization Finds Comprehensive Surveillance Solution For Health Care Facilities

Source: MOBOTIX

This MOBOTIX case study takes a look at Valley Health, a nonprofit organization that provides health care throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. Their 6 hospitals, employing more than 5,300 people with a medical staff of more than 500, admitted 31,000 inpatients, handled more than 112,000 emergency room visits, and totaled more than 875,000 outpatient encounters in 2010. Valley Health has recently been retiring its old analog surveillance system as it builds new hospitals and renovates current facilities, favoring a new system designed and installed by Executive Protective Systems (EPS), a MOBOTIX partner.

EPS specified a system of more than 100 cameras, including every type of MOBOTIX camera, combined with groundbreaking applications, all coinciding with renovations. The construction of a new tower at one hospital caused Arthur Yow, Director of Safety and Security for Valley Health, to make the switch to IP cameras. With their current analog system, Yow would have to remove all the cameras to allow for the tower’s construction and then move all the cameras back into place.

“We had quite a dilemma because moving all the cameras back would have been a huge expense for outdated technology,” Yow said. “That’s when I said, ‘We need to look into IP cameras.’ It was just the right time to do it.”

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