Infant abduction from hospitals has a low occurrence, but even a single instance is unfathomable and can create adversity for the hospital from a reputational and compliance standpoint. Hospital polices have changed and now they must increase security and limit public access into birthing and pediatric units. Infant protection and monitoring systems have become an expected standard of care in the hospital environment. These systems are code compliance driven and must mesh with the operations and technology components in the building, providing caregivers and parents with assurance that infants are protected.
Guidepost Solutions provides design services to improve the security of the hospital pre- and post-natal areas and creates secure, monitored portals at each entrance to the area to reduce the risk of newborn infant abduction. New developments in the technology of infant protection systems provide for an audited safe and secure environment. An infant protection system will enable caregivers and parents to have confidence against abduction threats.