Electronic Offender Monitoring Systems in Canada
By making more use of electronic offender monitoring, courts can: Improve public safety, increase accountability and compliance while decreasing recidivism, and reduce the time and money spent managing offenders in supervised release programs. Both our GPS electronic offender monitoring equipment and our "view only" software (No downloading software required, and with no charge) the courts, justice system, and law enforcement will have the opportunity (in real time) to observe offenders, and see if they're complying with the court ordered conditions of release regarding bail, probation, parole, and/or section 810 (peace bond) orders, etc.
The Electronic Offender Monitoring System We Use
BluTag (U.S. Patent RE 39,909 and RE 38,838) is the original one-piece electronic offender monitoring device that houses its receiver and transmitter in a single unit.
BluTag can monitor the movements of individuals in active, passive and hybrid modes. The difference between each mode is how (and how quickly) the device transmits monitoring data.
So what is the difference…?
Active Electronic Monitoring: BluTag generates immediate notifications for all events and transmits them by calling into the monitoring center using nationwide cellular telephone networks.
Passive Elecrtonic Monitoring: BluTag receives and stores all monitoring data including violation events in its on-board memory until the offender enters the RF signal range of BluHome.
Hybrid Electronic Monitoring: BluTag generates immediate notifications for inclusion zone violations and tampers. All other event data is stored in the device’s on-board memory until the offender either charges the battery, or the supervising agent/officer initiates a "Location Request".
Over the years, numerous enhancements to its functionality make BluTag a highly effective electronic offender monitoring device. There are many common features and functionalities of BluTag regardless of the monitoring mode used to supervise an offender. We have noted a few such as ....
- BluTag is the only electronic offender monitoring device that can detect and report that the offender is deliberately blocking its ability to receive signals.
- BluTag has the longest battery life of any available GPS offender monitoring device when receiving one set of latitude and longitude coordinate points each minute.
- The battery operates BluTag for 60 hours on a charge and recharging takes only one hour, which is a simple process and can take place at standard 110-volt electrical outlet.
- The Electronic Offender Monitoring Device battery’s life span is approximately 24 months.
Weight: Approximately six ounces; Dimensions - 4.33” x 2.08” x 1.25”
Feature: BluTag detects tampering to its strap and case.
Zones: BluTag can store up to 99 zones in its on-board memory, so it continuously compares the offenders movements to the location of zones to ensure continued compliance.