Chatham Co. Detention Center is a pre-trial adult detention facility located 40 miles west of Raleigh, North Carolina. Chatham Co. holds up to 120 inmates and will be deploying the Command & Control platform from GUARDIAN RFID, integrating with its jail management system from Southern Software.

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire — GUARDIAN RFID, the global leader in inmate management and tracking systems, today announce Chatham Co. Detention Center has chosen GUARDIAN RFID for its 120-bed detention center.

Located 40 miles west of Raleigh, Chatham Co. Detention Center is digitally transforming its inmate management objectives with the Command & Control platform from GUARDIAN RFID, automate its inmate tracking, security rounds, including face-to-face cell checks on high-risk and administrative segregation offenders, and other activity logging in real-time.

Chatham Co. Jail relies heavily on manual and paper-based systems. This includes everything from paper logging inmate movements and headcounts, to cell checks on high-risk offenders, which results in miscommunication and time-consuming report generation. Other inmate activity logging may be entered into their jail management system from Southern Software.

Inmates were also wearing wristbands for visual identification only. Chatham Co. Jail is deploying RFID Wristbands to digitize every inmate interaction.

Deploying the Weapon of Mass Data Collection

Chatham Co. team members are deploying SPARTAN, the ultra-rugged Android from GUARDIAN RFID, running Mobile Command software. The jail is also deploying hardened RFID tags strategically located throughout their facility to automate a wide range of data collection and reporting, including security checks and cell checks, headcounts, meal and recreation offerings, and a wide-range of other inmate activity logging at the point of responsibility.

Log face-to-face interactions with high-risk offenders with Mobile Command, the Android app that runs on SPARTAN, the ultra-rugged Android scanner from GUARDIAN RFID.

Command & Control

According to Lt. Eric Lindley, the Chatham Co. Detention Center needed to address the challenge of having "eyes off inmates" too often, while addressing the shortcomings of how the jail is logging inmate movements. Security rounds, medication administration records, positive ID headcounts, and programs attendance are key objectives of Chatham Co. Jail staff in their digital transformation to create a safer, more secure, and more aware facility.

Corrections professionals automate positive ID headcounts 80% faster and more accurately with Mobile Command by scanning or reading the inmates' RFID wristband throughout each shift.

The GUARDIAN RFID Cloud, OnDemand, will also help Chatham Co. Detention Center gain real-time situational awareness, monitor security round performance, and access activity streams and reporting tools from anywhere, while working with its jail management system from Southern Software.

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About Chatham Co. Sheriff's Office

Chatham Co. Sheriff's Office is a full-service law enforcement agency that operates the Chatham Co. Detention Center, a 120-bed adult detention facility located in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Chatham Co. Sheriff's Office services a population of 63,505.

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