One of the most important criteria for the feeling of privacy and independence is the possibility to move in and out rooms or, corridors and buildings without the need for permission or assistance. Automated access control through digitalisation was the solution to this issue.
CombiQ AB has, in conjunction with one of Sweden’s market-leading elderly care suppliers, developed a wireless system to monitor and unlock doors throughout their retirement homes. This is how it works:
- Above all doors, a Base Station is mounted and connected to a server.
- A Bracelet Tag starts transmitting when it senses movement from the person wearing it.
- If the base station senses movement in front of the door, a request to the server is sent.
- If the person in front of the door is entitled to open the door it will unlock and let the person in or out.
The same system can also be used for night time monitoring, and also to control and log electronic medication boxes.
The working staff has their own tags which are available in two different types. One model reacts on movement, the other one is with a push button to only be activated when needed.
All relevant data such as, who will have access to what rooms and common areas and between what hours alarms should be activated is stored on the servers and thus is available and editable around the clock.
The base station, personal and staff tags is developed by CombiQ AB and uses a self-developed radio protocol, which is specially designed for applications where power efficiency is vastly needed.