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Installed at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust have been a total of 64 internal cameras around the hospital connected back to Xtralis Adpro Fasttrace 2 hybrid digital recorders with built-in transmission. Eight CCTV cameras were installed in their paediatric areas, which require higher security.
The hospital first approached Great Yarmouth-based Gardwell Secure Systems in 2007 to provide security systems for the protection of staff, patients and visitors and reduce anti-social behaviour at their premises relating to drug and alcohol abuse.
Gardwell did site surveys with the hospital’s Security Management Specialist (SMS), to address areas of immediate concern and carried out a number of CCTV installations and repairs. Further installations followed, including a 20-camera system within their A&E department with panic alarms and remote monitoring via King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council’s CCTV control room.
The trust SMS Gary Morris said: “Gardwell consistently provide a reliable and professional service which includes a maintenance programme. The increased security measures provide an effective deterrent against threatening and abusive behaviour towards staff and we have seen a marked decline in the number of incidents. On the rare occasion an incident has occurred, we have been able to provide video evidence to the police to aid prosecution of individuals concerned.”
Gardwell Secure Systems Limited has provided electronic security solutions for more than 15 years including CCTV, access control systems and intruder alarms and recently launched their new website in January 2012 at www.gardwellsecuresystems.co.uk.