By Kevin Wilhelm, Solutions Architect, SIGNET In our current era, there is an increased concern for the safety and security of patients, visitors and staff at healthcare institutions around the country. The 24-hour/seven-day-a week nature of these facilities creates a security challenge for anyone charged with implementing and managing a security program. Adding to the complexity, some hospital areas, like the ER, have sections that must remain open to the public, while other areas (e.g. triage) need to be locked.