The Somerset Co. Jail in Somerset, Pennsylvania has a total bed capacity of 45 inmates.

Pittsburgh-area jail unifies its inmate management objectives with RFID + Cloud + Mobile.

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire—GUARDIAN RFID, the global leader in inmate management and tracking systems, today announce Somerset Co. Jail in Somerset, Pennsylvania, has chosen GUARDIAN RFID for its detention facility.

Located 70 miles outside Pittsburgh, Somerset Co. Jail is a 45-bed facility that will use the GUARDIAN RFID Command and Control platform to maximize staff productivity, increase compliance efficiency with Pennsylvania Jail Standards, and eliminate its manual systems.

Somerset Co. Jail is deploying SPARTAN, the ultra-rugged Android from GUARDIAN RFID running Mobile Command software, including hardened RFID tags strategically deployed throughout the facility to automate a wide range of data collection and reporting, including security checks and cell checks, headcounts, inmate programs attendance, and other inmate activity logging.

Prior to GUARDIAN RFID, Somerset Co. Jail used a wide range of paper logging alongside their Offender Management System from Global Tel-Link (GTL.) Warden Gregory Briggs had evaluated solutions including Guard1 from TimeKeeping Systems and CorreTrak, an iPod/QR Code solution from Dynamic Imaging Systems, Inc.

Somerset Co. leadership chose GUARDIAN RFID for its powerful configurability, ease of use, and its integration with its enterprise software with GTL. Somerset Co. determined GUARDIAN RFID was a stronger choice because of its speed, ease of customizability, high-capacity, hot swappable batteries (not supported by iOS), and the depth of the GUARDIAN RFID feature set.

The GUARDIAN RFID Cloud, OnDemand, will also help Somerset Co. gain real-time situational awareness, monitor security round performance, and access activity streams and reporting tools from anywhere, while working with their Offender Management System with GTL.

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

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About Somerset Co. Correctional Facility

Somerset Co. Jail, a 45-bed pre-trial adult detention facility located in Somerset, is led by Warden Gregory Briggs, and serves a population of 77,742 residents.

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