Extensive monitoring system could help in fight against prison mobile phone smuggling


Mobile phones designed to look like car key fob have become increasingly popular with inmates across UK prisons, due mostly to the fact that they’re far easier to smuggle into high-security facilities than their larger-size counterparts.

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As multiple media sources have revealed, an increasing number of miniature mobile phones have been confiscated from inmates lately, the problem becoming so serious that the UK police and government officials are now working closely with the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and Trading Standards to remove these small mobiles from sale in the UK entirely, as well as legislating to block phone signals in prisons.

Implementing a very solid and reliable visitor monitoring system within prisons is another measure that could help further reduce smuggling operations, and this is specifically where Tensor Prison Pass will prove its worth.

Our Prison Pass solution is a low cost, easy to install, computer based pass system for registering each visitor, both on and off site that will enable HM Prison Service Officers to quickly check the identity and monitor the movements of visitors.

A photograph taken by a digital or eyeball camera is printed on a bar-coded pass using a high speed printer so each visitor is easily identified. Then, at controlled monitor points, the visitor pass badge is simply swiped and a high quality digital image appears to the HM Prison Service Officers thus verifying that the correct person is passing through.

Additionally, biometrics can be combined with the visitor badges to operate the system. Tensor’s range of dermal fingerprint reading technology gives increased accuracy and reliability, and is perfect for when irrefutable proof of identity is required.

Tensor can offer various financing and rental packages to both private and public sector organisations who wish to install our products so, if you’d like to find out more about the Prison Pass solution or any other Tensor product, just contact us or Book a Demo.

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