Improved visitor monitoring and control becoming a must for UK prisons
Implementing improved visitor monitoring systems is becoming a must for UK prisons because of continuing problems with drugs being smuggled into jails, a recent news report into this matter has been able to reveal.
As part of this new initiative to improve visitor monitoring, a new generation of drugs scanners is to be purchased for prisons in England and Wales, the report suggests. The cost of installing the scanners in every prison in England and Wales is estimated to be about £15m.
Manual searches are currently conducted in most prisons, making it difficult to detect illegal substances. However, low-dosage X-ray machines would be able to detect if people are smuggling drugs under clothing or inside the body and should be used on prisoners and visitors as well as a tenth of prison staff a month.
Beside installing drug scanners, implementing a comprehensive visitor monitoring system could potentially help reduce the drug smuggling phenomenon.
Tensor Prison Visitor Monitoring system could help curb smuggling in UK prisons
The Prison Pass Prison Visitor Monitoring system has been specifically designed for registering each visitor, both on and off site, and enables HM Prison Service Officers to quickly check the identity and monitor the movements of visitors.
A digital or eyeball camera takes a photo of the visitor, which is later on printed on a bar-coded pass using a high speed printer so each visitor is easily identified. Then, at specific 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.
Furthermore, biometrics can be combined with the visitor badges to operate the system, since Tensor’s range of dermal fingerprint reading technology gives increased accuracy and reliability, and is perfect for when irrefutable proof of identity is required.
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