GLOBAL RELEASE - August 22, 2014 - CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, and e-Thele SQD Networks a market leader in the design, implementation and support of Situational Management and PSIM solutions have been chosen to provide a comprehensive security management system for a hospital facility in South Africa.
Healthcare security is facing increased violence, crime and vandalism. The security challenge includes maintaining the safety of patients, staff and visitors, the protection of medicines and medical equipment as well as securing facilities and buildings. Mitigation of security incidents is essential as breaches can have life safety consequences, as well as capital and equipment loss, financial penalties and damage to reputation.
IPSecurityCenterTM PSIM is a software based integration and management platform, which connects disparate security systems such as security and building control systems, patient and staff interfaces, RFID patient tagging, nurse call, HR and other business management systems. The system provides control room operators with real-time situation awareness, through a common operating picture (COP) and following an alert, alarm or trigger.
“In the first phase of this healthcare project, IPSecurityCenter PSIM will integrate the hospital’s CCTV, access control, fire alarm systems and intercom technologies to offer centralized security management and situational awareness”, explains Wolfgang Engling, Managing Director of e-Thele SQD Networks. “Hospitals across South Africa are facing similar security challenges and are realizing that technology is a dependable option to help them reduce this risk. This innovative project will be a flagship in South Africa, a benchmark for others to follow. We are delighted to have been selected to deliver it.”
“It is essential for the hospital to provide the highest possible levels of security while maintaining a welcoming healthcare facility for patients and visitors”, says James Condron, VP Sales - CNL Software. “IPSecurityCenter offers a balance between these two often competing factors. Hospitals are able to make security systems as discreet as possible, while IPSecurityCenter constantly monitors these systems producing real-time intelligence and situational awareness from across the facility. Getting the right information, to the right people at the right time allows security teams to react faster and more precisely to potential incidents if and when they occur.”
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About e-Thele SQD Networks
e-Thele SQD Networks specializes in situational management and Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) technology in South Africa and Africa. e-Thele SQD Networks has partnered with leading edge technology providers to build a portfolio of the best 'fit for purpose' and cost effective security solutions. These solutions allow clients to realize improved productivity and profitability while retaining their existing systems and achieving a total integrated management solution at minimal cost. For more information, please visit www.ethele.co.za
About CNL Software
CNL Software is a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software. Its award winning technology is deployed to secure cities, critical resources and global commerce. CNL Software’s PSIM solutions sit at the heart of some of the largest, most complex and ground-breaking security integration and business value initiatives in the world. Its work with leading organizations is helping to shape the future of security by offering thought leadership on key issues such as energy reduction, process compliance and business advantage in converged environments. For more information, visit www.cnlsoftware.com