Wired or Wireless nurse call system?
Posted on Nov 15, 2017
Wondering what to choose – wired or wireless nurse call system for your care home or hospital? Let’s look briefly at the ‘pros and cons’ of wired and wireless nurse call applications.
- Traditional and well-known technology.
- Hardware costs can be lower, as there are no built-in radio modules.
- Expensive to install and containerise.
- Risk of damage to cables, and limited access to buried wires or wires contained with other services.
- Rewiring needs residents’ rooms/wards to be completely empty, with all residents/patients moved, and is very expensive.
- Cable termination points are fixed and costly to relocate, even by a few metres.
- A single point of failure can result in complete system shutdown.
- No wires to install.
- Device locations are not limited to cable termination locations.
- Installation in a fraction of the time needed to install a wired solution.
- No complete system shutdown due to single point of failure.
- Bedside installation can take place in minutes, rather than days.
- No need to vacate a hospital ward or resident’s room for repairs or installation.
- Hardware costs can be higher.
- Regular battery changes are required (every 1-2 years)
If you want to find out more, see the case study ‘Wired vs Wireless’ for financial comparison.