Infant Security System

Hugs Security System

Security for Mothers & Newborns

The Hugs Infant Security System at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas delivers an unprecedented level of security against infant abduction without requiring much administration or training. Trusted by hundreds of hospitals worldwide, the Hugs Security System offers the reliability that you and your staff can depend on every day to keep your infants safe.

How the Hugs System Works

To prevent child abduction, each infant in our nursery wears a Hugs tag with a unique ID number on their ankle designed to alert staff when detected by the exit point. This means staff and family can move infants freely within the protected zone, but no one can remove an infant from the unit without our staff being alerted. Bringing mother and baby together the security system will also alert staff that a wrong match has occurred.

By adding this system to the Women’s Services at Baptist Beaumont Hospital, we can better monitor each parent-child couple. Each mother wears a small, comfortable Hugs monitoring tag bonded with her infant’s tag at birth and throughout the duration of their hospital stay. Every time the two are brought together, an audible signal from the infant’s tag immediately alerts you of a mismatch – even if there are other infants in the room. There is nothing to visually check or match, just the clear sound of the monitoring component ensures your baby’s safety.