Cameras to make virtual night rounds and privacy settings
To various residents care planned for the night applies. This means observing residents at fixed times using cameras. For instance, for Mrs X three times a night as she would sleep without a duvet otherwise. Kolsteren says about this: ‘We used to have to go to the rooms ourselves, which meant disturbing residents in their sleep. With the use of cameras it is possible to make virtual rounds and see the rooms with one push on the button. We do not want to this where it is not necessary, for privacy reasons.’
In corridors and other public spaces Mobotix sensors have also been placed to monitor when a resident is restless. As these are public spaces, other rules apply here. Kolsteren: ‘For the privacy of employees we had to find a solution. As soon as an employee enters the corridor they can scan a dot, switching the camera to privacy mode’.
“As simple as contactless payment.”
The location manager has informed all relatives and people consider it quite normal. With an out-of-bed message and subsequently providing care to the resident, the employee can turn on the presence light and the images are no longer visible to other employees. Upon leaving the room, the employee switches the camera back on using the green button.