Long-term care operators should be aware of potential defects affecting certain fire alarms manufactured by Honeywell, the American Health Care Association stated Monday.
Computer security experts recently found a flaw in a widely used Honeywell product, allowing them to take unauthorized control of buildings' key systems. The findings underscore that caution is essential for long-term care facilities using an industrial control system (ICS) to operate heating and cooling, elevators, alarms or medical equipment, experts say.
Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell announced the availability of Alertus' wall-mounted beacons. These products are designed to serve facilities that do not have an in-building emergency notification system — as well as those that cannot use a retrofit unit.