Visitor monitoring systems can help prevent drug smuggling

A solid and reliable visitor monitoring system is a mission-critical component for any detention facility, as it allows staff to prevent smuggling and other illegal activities. The importance of such a system was proved once more when a man was arrested after acting suspiciously during a prison visit and then jailed for trying to pass drugs to an inmate.

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The man’s demeanour caught the attention of observing officers during the visit at Durham Prison in September last year. He was seeing a remand prisoner, who also drew the attention of staff by running from the visit room table once officers approached, a news report in the local media was able to reveal.

The man was taken to a separate room where prison officers retrieved a small package, containing four tablets of a class C drug, used as a “heroin substitute”, that has a very high value in prison. Durham Crown Court sentenced the man to eight weeks in jail.

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 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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