Case Study

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The installation of additional security cameras and digital video management systems played an important role in increasing the security presence within BIDMC. Today, the hospital has an integrated access control and video system from Tyco International.

"The integration of these various systems made perfect sense from a cost and functionality standpoint. It provides a single security system platform that makes monitoring and maintenance a breeze."
JOE GILLIS, Integrator, Barry Security

When Paul Baratta signed on as director of Public Safety for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), he set out to bring a greater sense of security to staff and patients alike. Previously, the hospital had two distinct security systems that did not communicate. There was no way to secure sensitive areas while still allowing people to visit patients and conduct other hospital business. Additionally, the vast nature of the multiple campuses made it difficult to respond to incidents in a timely manner. This directly led to an increase in theft of private property, computers and other hospital materials.

The installation of additional security cameras and digital video management systems played an important role in increasing the security presence within BIDMC. Today, the hospital has an integrated access control and video system from Tyco International comprised of:

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Case Summary

  • Location:
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • System Installed:
  • American Dynamics
  • Intellex
  • Domes
  • Cameras
  • Software House
  • C•CURE 800/8000
  • Card readers

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