February 2013 - Report Exec

South Carolina hospital upgrades security

28 Feb 13

A South Carolina hospital announced it had recently implemented a security upgrade to its facility. ABC affiliate WCIV-TV reported that Trident Health in North Charleston, South Carolina, had spent approximately $300,000 on upgrades to its security system aiming to prevent any unwanted visitors from gaining access to restricted areas. Part of the security enhancement includes a new check-in system for visitors attempting to enter the hospital after dark. Anyone attempting to visit a patient during nighttime hours will have their […]

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Louisiana school district installs new security system

28 Feb 13

Many school districts across the nation have reviewed the state of their security systems following the tragic massacre at Newtown, Connecticut. The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) in Louisiana recently announced it would upgrade the security equipment at each school within the district. The Times-Picayune reported that the organization’s board had approved approximately $5 million toward the implementation of the plan’s first phase which involves installing more than 2,000 surveillance cameras across the district. Depending on the school size, […]

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Florida hospital increases security measures

27 Feb 13

In the wake of several tragic attacks in public areas over the past year, many organizations including hospitals are considering upgrades to their security. ABC affiliate WZVN reported that a Fort Myers, Florida, medical facility will increase its security measures to protect patients and staff from potential crises. Administrators from Lee Memorial Hospital announced they would be implementing a new ID system designed to prevent unregistered visitors from entering the facility. When patients or visitors pass through one of the campus’ […]

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