Prison visitor monitoring systems can help streamline inmate visitation process

Prison Pass software helps streamline access

Prison visitor monitoring systems can help streamline and improve the visitation process, which is a particularly important and sensitive issue, especially when such opportunities are under threat due to a significant surge in inmate numbers.

This is exactly the type of problem affecting Australia’s Alexander Maconochie Centre, where the ACT government is about to launch a major overhaul of the way visits are conducted, a move they say is necessary to ensure fair access to all families.

The changes will mean visitors have two visit opportunities per week for each accommodation unit of the jail, with up to an hour each visit. That is a significant reduction from the current availability of visits for five days per week.

The move has angered families and partners of inmates, who are calling on the government to find another way to deal with the pressures placed on visitation by increasing inmate numbers.

But prison officials replied that changes were needed to ensure all inmates had equal access to visitors, arguing that currently visiting times were being booked out well in advance by friends of family of certain inmates.

Tensor Prison Visitor Monitoring system is a must for any prison facility

Every prison facility should implement a very solid, reliable and secure Prison Visitor Monitoring system, that will enable officers to always have an updated list of the inmate’s recent visitors available – and that’s exactly what Tensor Prison Pass is all about.

Tensor Prison Pass 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 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.

Tensor can offer various financing and rental packages to both private and public sector organisations who wish to install our visitor monitoring system. If you’d like to find out more about it, just Contact Us or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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