Cartrack -- a fleet management solutions, insurance telematics and vehicle tracking and recovery provider -- is now offering an end-to-end managed Electronic Monitoring Services (EMS) solution for the criminal justice industry.
Called INTEGRATE, the system allows law enforcement agencies to effectively monitor persons-of-interest. Persons-of-interest include offenders on extended supervision, parole, home detention, community detention; as well as prison inmates going through halfway care and are in the process of reintegrating into society.
INTEGRATE consists of three components: a central monitoring software, a set of field-monitoring devices, and management reporting.
The central monitoring software accurately detects a person's presence in his or her residence via a radio-frequency (RF) electronic equipment. According to Cartrack, the range of a typical RF electronic equipment is from 10 metres to 80 metres.
By complementing RF monitoring with Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking, INTEGRATE allows law enforcement agencies to understand offenders' routes outside of designated location too.
Besides that, INTEGRATE EMS platform collects data from the electronic units in near real time, and generates actionable data that could be integrated with a larger security system add-on, such as triggering violation alerts to multiple law enforcement agencies. It also delivers regular reports, which could be automated and scheduled for daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis, said Cartrack.
"INTEGRATE encompasses both field operations and back office processes in a single platform and provides a full command and control platform that can be used simultaneously by multiple agencies," said a spokesperson from Cartrack. "Continuous enhancements towards the functionalities and features of the platform are always being developed to keep pace with the various needs of these agencies - be it administrative, operational or security."
INTEGRATE is currently adopted by the Singapore Prison Service to help better integrate persons-of-interest back into society. While other agencies in Asia have shown interest in the EMS system, most are still in preliminary discussions, added Cartrack's spokesperson.
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