Thursday, 28 March 2013

Student Security Linked To Academic Results

Any school/university reputation relies heavily on student results which are averaged out and compared to others in the region. A literature review completed by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development states that one main factor contributing to the results obtained by these students is “well-being in terms of physical comfort, health, and sense of safety”. As campus emergencies in the USA continue to spiral out of control, campus management are becoming increasingly aware of the potential devastation caused if an emergency event is not dealt with quickly and efficiently.

This was evident at the recent Campus and Student Security Conference held at the Melbourne Marriott. This event attracted security and facility management staff from many different educational facilities throughout Australia, speaking on a wide variety of topics centred around student safety.

Vic Sales Exec Luke Boicos

Integrated Wireless (IW) was the sole exhibitor at this conference, demonstrating a commitment to this space and to developing up-to-date emergency solutions for those interested in protecting stakeholders site-wide. IW used this event as a chance to get directly in touch with campus staff and   listen to what they want rather than pushing solutions that are not necessarily relevant. 

The recurring theme discussed throughout the event revolved around integration with existing site investments. Many asked “what if we already have a Wi-Fi system throughout our campus? We don't want to throw that away as we have already spent a lot of money there...”.

The benefit of having a dedicated software development team at IW is that we can integrate with all existing investments including the Wi-Fi network, fire panels, EWIS systems, etc. There is no need to throw out what is already in place; we will instead leverage of these systems to help provide a low-cost solution everyone is happy with. These solutions range from intruder management to lock-down and evacuation of all or certain parts of a/multiple campus/es.

For more information on these products or to talk to one of our sales team about how we can customise the solution to suit your campus (as we have done to may Australia-wide), click here! 

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Wandering Patient Solutions

There are often articles published around dementia patients wandering from nursing homes. These articles discuss the circumstances surrounding the disappearance but rarely do we get insight as to why the person absconded in the first place. Most of the time, the wanderer's failing memory and inability to communicate make it impossible for them to explain why they left and how they got to their destination (

According to the above source, there are 11 main reasons dementia sufferers wander off-site:
  • Changed environment
  • Loss of memory
  • Excess energy
  • Searching for the past
  • Expressing boredom
  • Confusing night with day
  • Continuing a habit
  • Agitation
  • Discomfort or pain
  • A job to perform
  • Dreams
We, Integrated Wireless (IW), have made it our mission to prevent the situation occurring in the first place. IW partner with Secure Care to provide wandering resident solutions focused on proactive planning rather than reactive response. 

RFID receivers are placed above every door within the facility which receive data transmitted from a tamper-proof wrist band worn by the patient. When that patient passes by a receiver on the way to the exit, the door will automatically close and a message will be automatically sent to staff to notify them of the situation. 

For more information regarding this solution, click here!

Friday, 8 March 2013

Mobility in Patient Monitoring Solutions

Integrated Wireless (IW) have teamed up with GE Healthcare to provide an all encompassing Patient Monitoring Solution to hospitals throughout Australia. This solution enables staff to receive patient monitoring information as a secondary alarm notification on their mobile handset as waveform snapshots.

The benefits of this solution are:
  • streamlined work flows
  • you will get the right alarm at the right time, when you're on the move
  • you ensure patient safety by reacting quicker to relevant alarms
  • alarm handling and filtering helps you avoid alarm fatigue

IW integrate your patient monitoring system to our mobile messaging platform with data and information configured to your needs and aligned with your work flows.

For detailed information regarding the above points, click here!