Modern Healthcare: Somebody's Watching
Technology helping hospitals stay safe and secure
By Joe Carlson
Posted: November 14, 2011 - 12:01 am ET
Though visitors at facilities run by Carolinas HealthCare System might realize that they're walking past security cameras, most have no inkling of the advanced technology and analytics tracking them.
Behind the scenes, an advanced video monitoring system tracks feeds from digital and analog cameras arrayed across the system's facilities in North and South Carolina 24 hours a day, using motion-detection and facial-pattern-recognition algorithms to produce pictures of passers-by and notes of when quiet periods are disturbed by unusual activity.