Prison Visitor Monitoring Systems Could Help Curb Smuggling
A comprehensive visitor monitoring system capable of checking every person that enters a prison facility with a minimum level of user interaction should really be a must have for any modern prison that wants to curb the dangerous phenomenon of drug smuggling.
Monitoring systems are particularly important as just about anyone can be a smuggler nowadays, with one of the most peculiar cases we have recently come across being that of a granddad who smuggled a cling film package of drugs into prison because he was scared for his stepson’s safety.
Cardiff Crown Court heard how 59-year-old Raymond Brockway went to visit his stepson Carl Gauci, who was serving a sentence for robbery, on August 12, 2014. He was caught on CCTV taking a parcel out of his trousers and securing it to the underside of a chair in the visitor area of HMP Parc in Bridgend.
The court heard members of G4S security staff intercepted the parcel and found it to contain small white tablets.
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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