AeroScout announced that the Shimane Asahi Rehabilitation Program Center, the largest Private Finance Initiative (PFI) correctional facility in Japan, has successfully installed their Prisoner and Staff Tracking solution.
The system uses an integrated full-prison management security system by means of Wi-Fi RFID tags, which enable guards to monitor the locations of each inmate and compare it with their planned schedule of movements and activities for the day. With the system in place, officers are automatically alerted if any irregularities with an inmate’s location occur, such as an inmate being in the wrong area of the prison or moving too close to a forbidden zone.
AeroScout’s Location Receivers, Exciters and Location Engines provide a combination of both indoor and outdoor tracking, which allows officers to closely monitor inmate movement across the entire grounds, all within one system. With the system in place, prisoners are able to move from one place to the next without escort by prison guards, reducing the amount of hostility inmates may feel, alleviating potential stress factors among inmates.
The Shimane facility encompasses 325,000 square meters, with almost 100,000 square meters of floor space and 300 staff members. AeroScout’s tracking system has been in use at Shimane since October 2008 and will ultimately include 3,000 AeroScout Wi-Fi Tags when at full capacity next year.