The monitoring and logging of inmate and guard activity inside of a correctional facility is often done manually; which means its error-prone, labor intensive, and susceptible to fraudulent data entry. Regulatory requirements and SOP’s dictate that guards must visit certain facility and cell locations on a mandatory basis, as well as record the actions of each inmate and various interaction points. To meet these requirements our client came to us looking to solve three critical challenges:
Using Beacon BLE technology services the jail facilities can not only accurately track a guard’s movement, but also determine their proximity to an inmate’s cell. Our mobile-app provides a friction-free experience for the guards and management to easily log and review data. The Azure Cloud technology back-office portal supports device administration, application customization, notifications, and report generation based on the captured IoT data to meet regulatory requirements.
Our enhanced solution provided our client with trace-ability, accountability, and data in their day-to-day operations. The web and mobile-based applications were developed in core Android and the back-office portal was designed in MVC. To date, the application is currently in use at multiple jail facilities and handles millions of IoT interactions every year.