How to Reduce Infant Security System False Alarms

Director of the Year finalist Dave Corbin of Newton-Wellesley Hospital describes how he was able to address his campus’ infant security system issues and make it more effective.

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One of the most frustrating things campuses experience is false alarms. Although most of us are familiar with the false alarms associated with fire and intrusion detection systems, hospitals must also prevent erroneous activations of their infant abduction prevention systems.

If not addressed, campus staff will learn to just ignore the alarms, which undermines the effectiveness of the system and decreases the return on the technology investment.

Such was the case at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Fortunately, its director of public safety, parking, facilities and engineering, Dave Corbin, was able to implement the changes needed so that the hospital’s infant security system would work properly.

In this podcast Dave, who is also one of this year’s director of the year finalists, describes how he worked with other hospital executives and stakeholders to revise policies and provide training to staff so they use the system appropriately. He also describes how he worked with the vendor to tweak the technology so the system is optimized.

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Robin Hattersley Gray
Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach. Twitter: @RobinHattSmiles
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