EXTENSIVE PRISON MONITORING SYSTEM CAN HELP CURB PRISON MOBILE PHONE SMUGGLING
The deployment of comprehensive visitor monitoring systems can help reduce smuggling operations across UK prisons, especially where mobile devices are concerned.
A recent case of this type occurred in Lincoln, where a mother was caught as she tried to smuggle a mobile phone in to Lincoln Prison. Nicola Bradford, 38, claimed she was put under pressure to break the law after receiving an anonymous phone call which gave her address and the name of her young daughter.
Lincoln Crown Court heard Bradford, from Wainfleet, was visiting her partner at the Greetwell Road jail when prison staff were alerted by a search dog.
Chris Geeson, prosecuting, said Bradford was found in possession of a mobile phone. On her way to the police station she also admitted to having three wraps of heroin in her handbag which she had left behind in a locker at the prison.
Prison Pass Visitor Monitoring System can help prevent mobile phone smuggling in UK 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.