Prison visitor monitoring systems are vital for contraband detection during inmate visitation

Prison Pass Prison Visitor Management System

Thorough monitoring of an inmate’s visitors and contacts is a very important step in preventing the smuggling of illicit items and/or controlled substances into prisons.

All correction facilities are particularly vulnerable to contraband during visitation times. Even though preparations are made to help prevent contraband from coming through, inmates and visitors still manage to circumvent the system and sneak contraband through all security checkpoints.

One possible solution to the problem of smuggling is that visitation should be limited to immediate family members only. Any attempt to improve security at a facility should consist of tightening the visitation protocols to limit contraband introduction, experts believe.


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.

Tensor can offer various financing and rental packages to both private and public sector organisations who wish to install our products. 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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