Biometric tracking and monitoring for released inmates and home confinement applications
With criminal justice systems considering releasing low-risk inmates from incarceration to help mitigate the transmission of the COVID-19-causing coronavirus, Precision Kiosk Technologies is pitching its biometric AB Kiosk as a way to keep tabs on newly released inmates.
The AB Kiosk, which is already used to carry out court-ordered probation check-ins and alcohol screening at prison lobbies and courthouses, authenticate users through biometric fingerprints, capture photos or video of each check-in, deliver questions and upload responses, issue time-stamped receipts, and provide notifications and alerts when necessary.
The devices are used by more than 20 county courts and probation departments in the U.S. Midwest, including Marion County, Indiana, where six kiosks are used to track 1,700 low-risk probation clients.
“Using probation officers to conduct face-to-face check-ins with inmates would be a logical option in normal times, but this would also increase the risks of coronavirus transmission,” notes Precision Kiosk Technologies General Manager Patrick McKinney. “Our AB Kiosk can autonomously conduct recorded check-ins with released inmates – and the results of these check-ins can be remotely monitored in real time.”
SuperCom wins contract with Canadian government agency
A Canadian government agency has adopted SuperCom’s PureSecurity Offender Tracking Suite to support biometric people tracking and home confinement practices.
The deal was reached through SuperCom’s partnership, and is billed on a per-unit daily rate, generating steady-state recurring revenues.
The SuperCom PureSecurity Suite features fingerprint biometrics, smartphone integration, secure communication, anti-tamper mechanisms, voice communication, unique touchscreens and extended battery life.
“Upon our first deployment into a new country or region, we make an initial investment which typically generates good returns from years of steady recurring revenue and new additional projects with other potential customers in the region. This is an example of that here in Canada and a testament to the continued value we provide our government customers,” comments SuperCom President of the Americas Ordan Trabelsi.