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Hugs Infant Protection

What is Hugs (infant protection system alarm)?
Hugs is an automated, truly active and fully supervised infant security system:

  • Easy to use for staff - no need to manually test tags.
  • System provides maximum security for infants in your care at all times



Key Features:

  • Automatic, audible match indication
  • Simple to use
  • Works anywhere in the area covered by Hugs
  • Patient Friendly - 1 oz wristband

The Hugs Tag   

  • Active tag technology
    - Tag “reports in” every 10 seconds for full supervision
    - Protection against functional failure
  • Auto enrollment
  • Unique ID for each tag
  • Tamper proof
  • Automatic low battery alarm
    - No manual testing  required
  • Adjustable strap
  • Waterproof
  • Reusable
  • Guaranteed for 1 year
  • Baby friendly
    - Small: 1/3 oz.
    - Non-allergenic, non-latex
    - Ergonomic: fits infants comfortably and securely





Why Hugs?

  • JCAHO Compliant - The most advanced electronic infant abduction security system available in the world
  • Baby-friendly, patented, reusable tags are the smallest available today – tag weighs less than 1/3 of an ounce
  • Floor Zone capability – provides “safe area” for normal movement, e.g., nursery, maternity ward
  • Floor Alert & Lockdown features stop both intentional and unintentional infant removal
  • Certified local, real-time support from the brand name you already trust – Hawk Electronics

Reliability - Proven RF-based technology

  • Proven technology
    - Based on well-established radio frequency technology and the industry standard LonWorks® communication protocol
    - 217 MHz
  • Minimized interference with other electronic and RF equipment
    - FCC/IC approved
  • Complete record of all activity
    - All system activity is recorded in a database (Microsoft Access)
    - Reports may be viewed or printed at any time or exported to other applications
  • Instantel Hugs system is certified to the ISO 9001 Quality Standard


Flexibility - Scalable to All Facility Requirements

  • Freedom of movement with security
    - Hugs allows complete freedom within the secure area
    - Allows temporary “sign out” of infants for easy movement to other areas of the hospital if need be
    - Prevents “piggy-back” abduction attempts
  • Easy upgrade path – system can quickly include other departments
    - Pediatrics, NICU, various floors, etc.
  • Dedicated, Scalable Network
    - From 1 to 15 PCs per server
    - Multiple inputs with flexible APIs

Hugs Upgrade – Kisses System: Mother/Baby Matching Program

  • Kisses works in conjunction with the Hugs product:
  • When mother and baby are brought together with a correct match, a pleasant lullaby will sound from tag 
  • An incorrect match generates a buzzing tone
    - Assists nursing Staff in matching infants w/ their mothers every time the two are brought together while in the hospital