Angel Guard uses a fully closed system to host its AI Technology, which means that external access to data is limited only to authorised users.
Each user can only view data from their own organisation and area, no one else’s. All Angel Guard units are locked with magnetic locks to prevent unauthorised access and are also equipped with military-grade security measures. These include no use of Wi-Fi and only fully encrypted data packets being sent to and from each unit. Personal and sensitive data is not stored locally (including on the RFID tags) and instead is kept only on our safe and secure remote cloud system.
All access to data and the physical Angel Guard units is fully recorded and monitored. We also ensure that all Angel Guard staff are fully security vetted, and our premises are also kept fully secure. Finally, Angel Guard has in place a detailed disaster recovery plan to cover every situation, should it occur.
Halo Protect is a 24/7 service offered exclusively by Angel Guard and is an integral part of keeping patients safe. Our Guardians monitor all units around the clock from our UK control centre, responding to alerts and liaising with relevant and pre-agreed healthcare staff on site, including infection control and estates teams, to gather more information when required and work together to resolve any issue. If required, units can be remotely shut down to help protect vulnerable patients.
Additionally, our fully trained and certified Service Scientists will regularly visit the unit, calibrating all of the internal sensors to ensure that real time data is being recorded accurately 24/7.
Angel Guard aims to be astutely aware of its impact on the environment in all its operations. To this end it has created a green charter, which includes material choices, manufacturing processes, waste management, recycling, carbon footprint reduction, energy sourcing and use, all to remain environmentally friendly. This has led to careful planning and execution throughout our organisational processes, from initial enquiry to manufacturing to installation, commissioning, servicing and maintenance.
For example, all Angel Guard units are made from at least 60% recycled materials, with 99% of the unit being recyclable at end of life. Angel Guard ensures that all units are properly decontaminated and recycled at end of life. Angel Guard understands that water is one of the most valuable commodities in everyday life, and that is why Angel Guard units can save (on average) 9.4 million litres of water per year. To help put this in perspective, the water saved would be more than two Olympic-sized swimming pools. This in turn equates to cost savings of £7,128 per unit over a five-year period.
As well as through saving water, another way that Angel Guard units reduce their carbon footprint is through their soap and hand gel dispensers. Installations of these units will see savings of 260,000 litres of soap/hand gel.
Angel Guard is also very conscious of the amount of CO2 it emits, not only in its factories and maintenance, but also its installation and transport. However, it is thanks to this eco-friendly approach that Angel Guard units can save each hospital 347,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.