“Alanco Technologies Inc. said today it expects the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 to accelerate adoption of its TSI PRISM(TM) tracking technology in the nation’s prisons and announced a new initiative to assist states to deploy its unique technology by accessing federal matching grants available through the new act.
Utilizing wrist-worn inmate transmitters and belt-worn officer safety units, Alanco’s TSI PRISM tracking system tracks and records the location of everyone in a prison facility every second of every day, providing a unique historical database for post-incident investigations and disciplinary proceedings. Proprietary anti-tampering features automatically detect and record any attempt to remove transmitters worn by inmates and staff. Inmates quickly learn that they are being continuously monitored and can no longer hide their activities nor depend on a “silent” inmate population to cover their prohibited behavior.”
Systems similar to these will soon be installed in controlled organizations. Look for it first in prisons, dubiously used to prevent violence, then subsequently in manufacturing facilities. The technology is already in place in some facilities as a security measure. Inevitably the lessons learned by these early projects will help track white collar workers in a corporate setting.