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Accutech and TekTone partner on RFID-based patient security

Steve Rogerson
April 4, 2016
To help ensure the safety and security of patients and residents in hospital and senior living settings, TekTone is pairing its nurse call system with perimeter-based, RFID-enabled wander management technology from Wisconsin-based Accutech Security.
North Carolina company TekTone is releasing an integrated nurse call and wander management system to its Elite partners based on an OEM version of the LS2400 system from Accutech.
The LS2400 ResidentGuard provides resident identification, loiter and door-ajar monitoring, low tag battery as well as several other alerts. Reporting capabilities integrate seamlessly with TekTone’s existing software and at the door or nurses’ station with the optional touch-screen LCD. The wider RF range reduces the need for an extra antenna for double door applications.
The optional display at the door or nurses’ station adds on-screen reporting for up to 30 of the most recent reports, day and night timer programming, resident ID at the door, frequency and tuning adjustments for the controller from the display, custom facility logos to be uploaded as the default display, and configuration of multiple zones from a single display.
“We’re excited that TekTone is providing a seamless, nurse call-wander solution to the market,” said Chris Konicek, marketing director of Accutech Security. “Facilities aren’t interested in three different computers for three different systems. Our goal is to provide the most reliable, scalable, cost-effective solutions that integrate with as many existing systems as possible.”
Direct software integration with the nurse call technology creates a comprehensive egress and nurse call system. The aim is to offer hospital and senior living facilities a single system that meets their security and communications needs.
“TekTone is very excited to partner with Accutech to provide patient wandering solutions to our customers throughout the world,” said Johnny Mira-Knippel, VP of sales and marketing at TekTone. “By combining Accutech’s newest LS2400 product with TekTone’s Tek-Care system, facilities will be able to quickly respond to elopement events and use the historical data to help change behaviours and improve both the safety and quality of life for residents. Combined with TekTone’s Tek-Alert integration products, facilities can bring all patient and facility based alarms and events into a single platform for notification and reporting, helping simplify training and route calls to the appropriate person each time.”