Annually, Mexico spends about $1 billion on prisoners. The occupancy rate of Mexican prisons is 97%, and in some states, this figure rises to 150-300%. In these conditions, there is a need to reduce the cost of the penal system by implementing home detention practice while maintaining round-the-clock control over convicts.
Lertek, the Gurtam partner company from Mexico, proposed a solution to the authorities of Nuevo León state, with the following components included:
Wialon Hosting + Gosafe G737 (a home beacon, an ankle bracelet with an RFID tag, and LBS as secondary location source)
The convict receives an electronic tracker bracelet with an RFID tag.
A stationary base is installed in the convict’s home.
The bracelet determines the location of the convict using GPS and communication service providers outside the house.
The stationary base reads the RFID tag from the tracker and helps to understand that a person on home detention does not leave the specified territory.
If the convict tries to remove or damage the bracelet, the system will immediately notify the controlling body.
To track the convicts who are allowed to leave home for a certain distance, geofences are created in Wialon.
The decision to transfer prisoners to home detention is all-embracing. Firstly, taxpayers are happy, as now a lot of their money will not go to the penitentiary system running. Secondly, in these conditions, the prisoners get a chance to quickly get back to regular life, since their imprisonment takes place in a safe environment.