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January 22, 2021

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Milton Keynes hospital utilising touch-free access solutions to protect occupants and staff

Designed to manage infection control from COVID and other viruses, Milton Keynes University Hospital has installed a touch-free door entry system from Videx to protect workers, patients and visitors.

The Videx VX2200 system utilises hands free audio units and touch-free entry points to reduce physical contact points and improve security.

Four independent units were installed by ST Fire and Security in different buildings of the hospital. One was installed at The Campbell Centre, a 38-bed acute inpatient mental health unit, another system fitted at the hospital’s dental surgery, a system fitted at the entrance of urgent care and a final one at Eaglestone Health Centre – a specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) facility.

Simon Turpin, owner of ST Fire and Security, said: “The Videx VX2200 system with hands free audio apartment station and touch free entry points delivers huge benefits to the hospital by safeguarding patient, visitor and NHS staff safety as well providing easy and convenient access.

“The new system reduces waiting times as when a visitor uses it, someone in the building is immediately notified and will come to see them to complete entry.

Ben Davies, South East Sales Manager, Videx UK, said: “Our touch free access control range has proved hugely popular in recent months as minimal contact remains key to reducing the spread of the coronavirus.

“The range offers both exit buttons and entrance panels in a touch free format using infrared sensor technology, providing a no touch solution for businesses as they focus on creating a COVID secure environment for their employees, partners and customers.

“Proximity access control can be added allowing authorised personnel to enter buildings touch free, which is particularly useful for hospitals and other NHS buildings such as GP surgeries and urgent care facilities.

“We can also provide fully customised options, offering bespoke entry panels and exit buttons that are in keeping with the surroundings of the building whether that’s a specific hospital ward, GP surgeries, or dentist practices.”

Find out more about the Videx range.

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