While working in the care home environment, staff can be overwhelmed during emergency situations due to the disabilities and illnesses that residents may have, making them more dependent on the staff and leaving the rest to find their way out almost completely independantly.
However, with a paging system that is not only easily clipped onto your belt loop for easy access, but also provides both the floor and room number of the fire's location, staff will be able to better prioritise which residents are evacuated first, which ensures that everybody is provided with the absolute protection they require.
With dozens of people taking up residence within your care home, you need to be sure that your environment is completely safe, and you must also be able to ensure that all of the residents will be safe in the event of an emergency such as a fire. However, due to the amount of space that you may have, it could prove difficult to determine which people need to be seen to first.
With a fire alarm paging system within your care home, you can find out exactly where the fire is, from the room number to the floor. This allows you to have much better control when evacuation takes place, and it also allows you to determine whether the fire is really authentic or if it is a false alarm.
By upgrading to intelligent cameras within your CCTV system, you can be notified whenever unauthorised people enter your property instantly. Being able to determine whether the object moving in the view of the camera is a real person or not, the intelligent CCTV system helps to protect your residents and staff by automatically notifying on-duty staff via an audiable alarm or through a message sent through a phone, or it can notify an off-site monitoring station.highlight_off
By installing access control through the care home, you can help to protect the residents from any hazardous situations that may lie in wait, such as problems in the boiler room or in the kitchen. It also limits the amount of areas you may need to check in the event of an emergency as you will know that nobody is in the area unless there is a seperate member of staff working in there.
Our access control systems can also instantly notify you if any doors are left open throughout the property. This allows you to provide the utmost care and attention as you will be able to see where people have been and retrace their steps if you are unsure of their current location.
With a care home nurse call system, you can ensure that your residents receive the best care and protection they can. By using the system, your on duty staff receive a notification at their work station, allowing them to quickly and effectively act to help a resident who is in need of assistance. This system is also very effective during emergencies as it allows the resident to instantly let the staff know that something is wrong, which gives staff more time to act and, if necessary, evacuate the residents.highlight_off
By installing a fire system with an integrated CCTV system, not only are you able to see when staff, residents and guests arrive and leave the care home, but you can also be alerted when someone enters the property to give you plenty of time to find out who the person is and why they are there.
With newly developed technology, your integrated, intelligent CCTV can alert you in a number of ways, including but not limited to:
Due to the nature of the care home property, certain areas such as the kitchen, boiler room or any other room that may prove to be hazardous to residents of the care home.
With this in mind, Contact Fire and Security offer specialist access control systems that can notify you if any doors are opened around the property, and also requires a code to be entered if people want to access these hazardous areas.
With the latest updates to the BS5839-1 legislation document, it is now more important than ever to keep your fire safety up to date if you do not wish to compromise on the well-being of your residents.
If your care home houses over ten people, it is important to upgrade to the analogue fire system to ensure that you can provide them with the utmost safety, alongside quick and efficient action. It is also important to install automatic alarm call systems, which contacts the nearest alarm receiving centre to provide the most efficient fire rescue service from the emergency services.
At Contact Fire and Security , we provide solutions that have been designed around your care home to ensure that you receive the utmost in safety and protection. With over 36 years of experience and knowledge within the fire safety industry, our specialist care home fire system installers can help to protect your staff and residents with solutions designed completely around your individual requirements.
Working throughout Oxford and the surrounding areas, we are here to help fulfil all of your individual requirements so don't delay- get in touch today and speak with one of our fire and security specialists.