The Hard Tag is a bulletproof, shatterproof RFID Tags strategically placed throughout correctional facilities to automate officer's inmate logging responsibilities. Hard Tags give officers an easy way to log cell checks and security checks, headcounts, meal passes, movements, and more.
Command Staff can assign max check times to each Hard Tag, and GUARDIAN RFID will alert officers to check up on inmates within the configured time. Now, the functionality of Hard Tags goes far beyond guard tour. GUARDIAN RFID connects to your JMS, allowing your officers to bring up a list of inmate by simply scanning the Hard Tag. If there's a tag on Alpha unit, then an officer can scan the Alpha unit tag and bring up all of the inmates that are currently housed in Alpha unit. Now it's easier to conduct headcounts, supply passes, meal passes, razor passes, and a wide range of other inmate management responsibilities.
GUARDIAN RFID connects to your JMS and maps your inmate population to your Hard Tags. Let's say, for example, your officer scans a Hard Tag mounted at Alpha unit, the officer's SPARTAN will display a complete list of the inmates located in Alpha unit, as they appear in your JMS. GUARDIAN RFID pulls a fresh population data from your JMS every 5 minutes.
GUARDIAN RFID believes that in order to effectively mitigate risk in corrections, your staff needs to automate its inmate management responsibilities using one centralized platform that integrates with your enterprise software.
GUARDIAN RFID believes that cell check-based data should automatically link to (or be associated with) an inmate by name, their cell assignment, and their booking number. This supports a simple, powerful data collection capability to capture Offender-level documentation, as opposed to location-based data supported by guard tour systems, which generically log time, location, and staff member only.
Additionally, guard tour systems seldomly support real-time data sharing. This means hours, days, and weeks can pass before you’re able to review your security round data –potentially identifying incidents of non-compliance by staff after the fact. This forces staff to become reactive to non-compliant incidents.
GUARDIAN RFID delivers real-time visual guidance, system notifications (audible and visual), email reminders, and mobile notifications to SPARTAN to better manage and execute your cell check and security check responsibilities.
The Hard Tags do not require battery or hard-wiring.
We recommend placing your GUARDIAN RFID Hard Tags wherever you need to verify staff location and inmate welfare. This includes individual cells, holding cells, restraint chairs, upper/lower tiers of your housing pods, dormitory style housing units, shower/bathroom areas, perimeters, etc.
Yes, the Hard Tags are completely wireless and do not require batteries. Installation is as simple as drilling them directly into cinder block or metal.
The Hard Tags require no hardwiring and are weather proof. Installation is easy -Hard Tags can be drilled directly into metal or cinder block. If you are mounting the tags on the perimeter of the facility, a restraint chair, or a transport vehicle then we would suggest zip ties or double-sided tape.
The Hard Tags do not require any Wi-Fi connectivity.
The number of Hard Tags you purchase depends entirely on your facility layout and your inmate management strategy. Linear style facilities often mount Hard Tags on each lockdown cell, while direct supervision facilities will mount a tag at the entrance of each pod (with an additional tag on any upper tiers). Since hard tags are not only used for guard tour but also for standard inmate management responsibilities, facilities will often place Hard Tags on multipurpose rooms, medical bays, laundry rooms, and any other location where officers will often interact with inmates.
Hard Tags do not necessarily need to be out-of-reach of inmates as long as the tags are mounted correctly and officers are scanning them as frequently as needed.
The read range on Hard Tags is approximately 2 inches. We hold true to short range RFID technology because we believe that officers need to be face-to-face with inmates when documenting.