Infant Abduction

What Is an Infant Abduction Prevention System?

Birth is a momentous occasion. New mothers and their families count on their healthcare facility to provide them with top-quality care, from the first trimester through the days following delivery. It goes without saying that new parents also expect their healthcare facility to ensure the safety of their newborn infants.

Unfortunately, infant abduction is a reality. Infants and newborns are abducted every year — and the majority of these abductions happen in hospitals. That’s why it’s essential for healthcare facilities to have an infant security system in place to protect infants and prevent abduction.

When it comes to infant protection system technology, healthcare facilities have access to state of the art systems with advanced infant tracking capabilities. The best system will provide a range of features, including:

  • Mother-baby matching, ensuring the avoidance of mother-baby mix-ups
  • Wireless technology, allowing for mobile alerts, alarms, and notifications
  • Easily accessible dashboards and reports
  • Additionally, a system that incorporates these features should be tailored to meet the needs of an individual facility.

     

    Infant Abduction Prevention Solutions from Signal Technologies

    At Signal Technologies, we provide our partner facilities with Secure Care’s KinderGUARD system. This advanced infant abduction prevention system features a mobile transmitter which attaches to the infant’s ankle. This transmitter gives parents visible proof that their newborn is protected. The transmitter also includes a “heartbeat” feature which checks in with the KinderGUARD system every 7 to 10 seconds. This ensures that facility staff are alerted immediately if the transmitter is removed or tampered with.

    The KinderGUARD system comes equipped with Secure Care’s proprietary software, making the admission and discharge process faster than ever. Transfers are easier, too, which means that your staff can spend more time with patients and less time dealing with paperwork.

    Signal works with a number of top healthcare facilities throughout the Southeast, including the August VA hospital, Iredell Memorial Hospital, Scotland Memorial Hospital, and Lexington Medical Center.

     

    How to Choose the Right Infant Abduction Prevention System for Your Facility

    Choosing the right infant abduction prevention system for your facility can be a challenge. On the one hand, you need a system that meets the unique needs of your hospital. At the same time, however, you’ll likely have budgetary constraints to consider. That’s why it’s important to choose a system that meets your needs, all while staying within your facility’s budget.

    At Signal Technologies, our team of experts can design an infant protection system that adheres to your budgetary requirements without compromising on quality. Our KinderGUARD systems from Secure Care give your staff the support they need to ensure that infants are monitored, tracked, and kept safe.

     

    Choosing Your Security and Communications Provider

    When it comes to choosing your security and communications provider, experience is important. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Signal Technologies has the knowledge and expertise you need.

    At Signal, we provide our partner facilities access to reliable 24/7 customer support. This ensures that a technician is always available to answer your questions, day or night. Our technicians can often link to your system remotely, allowing us to diagnose and troubleshoot problems immediately.

    Every system requires maintenance, and it’s essential that your security and communications provider have maintenance staff on hand. At Signal, our technicians are trained to perform maintenance and repairs in an efficient, timely manner. We also have access to parts for older security and communications systems, and can order parts as needed.

    Designing an infant security and protection system that meets the needs of your facility requires careful planning. It’s also essential that your system be installed in such a way as to integrate seamlessly with existing communications and security systems, all while adhering to applicable regulations. The experts at Signal will work hand in hand with your facility directors to design a system that’s right for you. Additionally, we’ll work to ensure that your new system complies with Federal, State, and local law.

    Ready to take the next step with an infant protection system for your facility? Click here to schedule a complimentary consultation with Signal today.

     
     
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