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STid and Vauban Systems® safeguard access to Brive Hospital


October 2, 2019

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Brive Hospital has selected STid and Vauban Systems® to provide access control to its premises and guarantee the protection of its patients.

STid provides secure, intuitive, scalable access control with comprehensive protection.

Since November 2016, the Ministry of Health has required all public and private healthcare facilities to set up a Security Plan to guarantee the security of people, property and data. Given the high stakes, Brive Hospital, the Corrèze département’s largest healthcare facility and the second largest healthcare hub in the Limousin region, has put in place a new safety policy.

“Healthcare facilities are compelled to provide protection against such threats as burglary and intruders, while safeguarding the security of their staff and patients. This explains the need to deliver a new access control system that is reliable, long-lasting and scalable!” summed up Sébastien Caminade, Head of Security at Brive University Hospital.

“The challenge is to preserve high quality healthcare while ensuring maximum security”

The two experts in high-security systems, Vauban Systems® and STid, meet these requirements with a comprehensive protection solution.

Vauban Systems® manages access control and provides video surveillance via its Visor Access® software application, while STid delivers access to premises, offices and treatment rooms with its highly secure access control readers from the Architect® range.

These readers, which offer a level of security in line with recommendations from the French network and information security agency (ANSSI), are compatible with the future smart cards for healthcare professionals. Smart cards that will provide access to patient files.

“The challenge is to preserve the high quality of healthcare on offer, while ensuring maximum security,” explained Vincent Dupart, CEO, STid. “Building on our expertise in the field of security, we help simplify day-to-day life for medical staff and ensure that both patients and property are protected.”

Security adapted to day-to-day use

This new access control is tailored to the everyday needs of a healthcare facility: non-standard working hours of medical staff, rota changes, staff replacements, and so on.

“Our system synchronizes in real time with the hospital’s human resources software tool. If it wasn’t updated constantly in this way, it would become obsolete and generate security breaches. We chose to combine our solution with STid access control readers, selected for their high level of security, modularity and compatibility with smart cards for healthcare professionals,” underlined Rodolphe Leiserson, Sales Director, Vauban Systems®.

“Access control can also be supervised remotely: the operator visualizes movements and can operate the doors or trigger alarms from a distance, ensuring maximum protection for people and property.”

“Security was not initially part of hospital culture”

Deployment got underway in 2015 and is extended every time the hospital gets a new building! The latest to be equipped is the maternity ward – one of the so-called “sensitive” departments. The new access control system means premises can be made secure at night, or in exceptional circumstances (aggressive parents, threats to a new mother, risk of kidnapping, etc.). Only authorized categories of personnel have the required access rights.

“To date, we have successfully installed around 20 biometric card readers by Vauban Systems® for the dispensary as well as the computer rooms, and nearly a hundred STid Architect® access control readers for the maternity ward, intensive care, geriatrics, psychiatry and pediatrics.

“1,500 users benefit from the solution every day. Although security was not initially part of hospital culture, we have convincingly brought ourselves up to standard! Security must now be a constant concern for all healthcare professionals,” concluded Sébastien Caminade.

STid (IF3330) will be showcasing its instinctive security solutions on stand at IFSEC International, taking place 8-10 September 2020, London ExCeL.

About STid

For over 20 years, we have been inventing and offering identification solutions for physical and logical high-security access control, as well as Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI).

We enable businesses, governments and industry to simplify and safeguard their management of digital identity by developing smart identification solutions using cutting-edge RFID, NFC, Bluetooth® and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

About Vauban Systems®

Founded in 2009, VAUBAN SYSTEMS® is a French company specialized in the design and manufacture of comprehensive supervised security solutions for physical access control, video protection, intercoms and anti-intrusion systems.

Our goal is to develop comprehensive security solutions that are above all reliable and easy to use, to facilitate the daily operation of our end customers. Countering the risks and threats that define our times – that’s the role of a creator of security solutions!


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