Secure Care Products, Inc.Established 1979
39 Chenell Dr.
Concord Concord, cities, United States
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1 city (1990 pop. 111,348), Contra Costa co., W central Calif.; settled c.1852, inc. 1906. , NH 03301-8501
Phone: (603) 223-0745 * Fax: (603) 227-0200
Toll Free: (800) 451-7917
Web site: www.securecare.com
Secure Care Products developed the first electronic monitoring system for wandering residents. In 1979, Andrew Fennelly established the company in Portland, Maine Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a 2004 population of 63,882. Portland is Maine's cultural, social and economic capital. Tourists are drawn to Portland's historic Old Port district along Portland Harbor, which is at the mouth of the Fore River and part , calling it Secure Care Systems. Since then, technological advances have enabled the evolving company to continue creating more sophisticated systems for use in the longterm care industry.
The motivation for Fennelly's development of the first electronic resident monitoring system was to accommodate the wanderers in his own long-term care facility long-term care facility
See skilled nursing facility. , even before the Omnibus omnibus: see bus. Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 mandated against using chemical or physical restraints Physical restraint refers to the practice of rendering people helpless or keeping them in captivity by means such as handcuffs, shackles, straitjackets, ropes, straps, or other forms of physical restraint. . The cost for the first system was about $5,000 for a single door with nurse station and no locks, or $5,280 for a double door with nurse station and no locks.
Secure Care Systems was acquired by its current ownership in 1988 and renamed Secure Care Products. At that time the company also relocated to Concord, New Hampshire
Concord is the capital of the state of New Hampshire in the United States. It is also the county seat of Merrimack County. As of the 2000 census, its population was 40,687. . The current owners have been providing healthcare services since 1946. Their concept of restraint-free supervision for wandering residents became a reality with the introduction of a new monitoring system. Unlike the initial hard-wired system, the new one stood alone and could be plugged into an outlet. It was easier to install and less costly.
As technology rapidly evolves, Secure Care continues to update its systems. The invention of microcomputer microcomputer
Small digital computers whose CPU is contained on a single integrated semiconductor chip. As large-scale and then very large-scale integration (VLSI) have progressively increased the number of transistors that can be placed on one chip, the processing capacity chips has dramatically affected Secure Care. Fennelly's first resident monitoring system would simply set off an alarm if a resident exited the building. Microcomputer chips opened the door for the development of software and exit panels, which allow for more flexible systems. Electronic monitoring systems could now combine wandering functions with security functions for an integrated package.
One such integrated wandering system, the Resident ID, has been available for five years and is far more advanced than its predecessors. When the exit is approached by a monitored resident, the system will identify the resident by his or her name, lock the door and report the attempted exit to the nurse console. The nurse console then displays the resident's name, room number and the exit location.
Today, Secure Care Products designs and manufactures a complete line of radio-frequency-based electronic security systems to assist long-term care facilities in the following areas: access and exit control, wandering resident management and chair/bed exit. The company has a unique transmitter A device that generates signals. Contrast with receiver. program, which provides complete tracking of each transmitter for each facility.
Secure Care has had thousands of successful installations in healthcare facilities worldwide. Its distribution network covers the fifty states, nine Canadian provinces Noun 1. Canadian province - Canada is divided into 12 provinces for administrative purposes
province, state - the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south" and several European countries.
The company's corporate mission is to produce reliable, quality security systems and related products for residents and facilities in the healthcare industry. Secure Care is diversifying, and the ongoing effort of its research and development engineers is to provide new software, components and systems to meet the changing needs of the healthcare industry.