Prison visitor monitoring systems can help prevent weapon smuggling in UK prisons
Advanced visitor monitoring systems designed specifically to meet the enhanced security requirements applicable to the prison environment could help curb the drug and weapon smuggling phenomenon that’s affecting prison facilities across the UK (and the world).
This sort of situation has recently occurred at a Lincoln prison, where guards have foiled an audacious attempt to bring a handgun into the facility, according to a news release on this matter.
A 16-year-old boy is now on bail after being arrested on suspicion of bringing a prohibited article into HMP Lincoln on June 5.
The device, which was reportedly a replica Beretta, had the appearance of a handgun and was hidden in the visitor’s clothing.
Steve Gillan, general secretary of the Prison Officers’ Association, said: “I would praise the vigilance of the prison officers and those who detected this handgun. Had they not done so, it could have been used in an escape attempt or an attempt on someone’s life.
“We are grateful to how prison officers help protect the public, and this is another example of the professionalism they demonstrate on a daily basis, despite budget cuts that are not making their job any easier.”
Tensor Prison Visitor Monitoring system could help reduce smuggling of illegal items into 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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