Philadelphia-area jail to unify its inmate management objectives with RFID + Cloud + Mobile.

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire—GUARDIAN RFID, the global leader in inmate management and tracking systems, today announced that the Berks Co. Jail System in Leesport, Pennsylvania has gone-live with GUARDIAN RFID to manage, monitor, and track its 1,100 inmate population.

Prior to GUARDIAN RFID, Berks Co. Jail used paper logs, Guard1 Plus, an iButton-based guard tour solution that included data collectors known as the PIPE, and its Offender Management System (OMS) from Global Tel-Link (GTL) to manage security rounds, inmate movements, and daily activity logging.

This manual, siloed approach to logging information lacked internal staff collaboration and operational awareness. Berks Co. realized the need for a platform that unifies the execution of their inmate management objectives, using RFID, the Cloud, and mobile to automate actionable, security-critical workflows.

Berks Co. Jail staff is using Mobile Command running on SPARTAN, an ultra-rugged Android from GUARDIAN RFID, along with RFID Wristbands, hardened RFID tags, and ForceField fixed RFID readers to capture a wide range of inmate activities, behavioral observations, inmate movements, programs attendance, and court transports. Mobile Command will also enable staff to capture image and video assets during cell checks uploaded to OnDemand, the GUARDIAN RFID Cloud. OnDemand will allow staff to gain real-time situational awareness, and monitor security round and positive ID headcount performance, while interfacing with their Offender Management System from GTL.

The Berks Co. deployment of GUARDIAN RFID was funded by partnership between GUARDIAN RFID and the Pennsylvania Counties Risk Pool (PCoRP).

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About Berks Co. Jail System

The Berks Co. Jail System, lead by Warden Janine Quiqley, is a large capacity detention facility that houses pre-trial and sentenced offenders located 60 miles outside of Philadelphia.

For more information, visit http://www.co.berks.pa.us/dept/jail/Pages/HomePage.aspx

About GUARDIAN RFID

GUARDIAN RFID is the leader in managing, monitoring, and tracking inmates in-custody to mitigate risk, maximize defensibility, and strengthen compliance. Endorsed by National Sheriffs' Association.

For more information, visit https://guardianrfid.com or call 855-777-RFID (7343).

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