The US Naval Hospital on the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples support site in Gricignano, Italy, has announced it will deploy RF Technologies’ Safe Place Infant Security Solution to help keep newborns safe and reduce the risk of abductions.
Safe Place will replace virtually all infant abduction prevention components at the hospital for continuous monitoring of a 4,680ft² area.
The system uses reliable door controllers, computers for central communication, and patented Smart Sense technology with multiple measures of tamper detection.
A water-resistant Smart Sense transmitter is comfortably secured around an infant’s ankle using a soft, flexible banding material.
Staff members can monitor each baby via automated software that alerts them if a band becomes loose, has been tampered with or has been removed from the child.
In the event that the band is cut, or if an infant wearing a transmitter comes within range of a monitored exit, the system will automatically lock the door and notify personnel of a potential security threat.
RF Technologies marketing director Michelle Dalton said that RF Technologies is proud to be the vendor of choice for the naval hospital.
"Safe Place brings a simple, reliable and comfortable infant security solution to the hospital’s littlest patients," Dalton added.
The Infant Security Solution is already deployed at several Department of Defense hospitals for the US Navy, Army and Air Force.
RF Technologies national sales manager David Barden said: "RF Technologies, a veteran-owned company, has a major presence in Armed Service hospitals, and we look forward to carrying out this heritage with the addition of the NSA Naples hospital."
The installation of the Safe Place Infant Security Solution is expected to be completed this November.
NSA Naples, located 145 miles (235km) from Rome, is host to more than 100 separate commands.