With advanced security solutions becoming an integral part of any prison operation today, ensuring the safety of a community, the prison staff and the inmates themselves is becoming a reality. Durable and sophisticated surveillance equipment can enable the sector to regulate internal happenings to great effect, allowing the institution to take the first step toward making the resurgence of prison violence and jailbreaks a threat of the past.
With local prison facilities turning to sophisticated technology to maintain internal control, South Africa’s prisons become safer and safer. With more advanced equipment also comes the benefit of needing fewer correctional personnel for on-site surveillance, not only saving on costs, but also minimalizing risk to those that are employed.
In fact, the systems used at some prisons are so sophisticated that many of the cameras employed to monitor inmates are more advanced than those used by gas stations and shopping malls. Keeping an eye on prison activity not only makes the space safer by discouraging violent behaviour, but also by providing advanced fire-detection tech capabilities that can act as an early warning system against any fire hazard – an incredibly dangerous threat to any highly populated building.
Through providing accurate information at lightning speed, fire danger can be gauged and acted upon to great effect. With valuable insights into the nature of the threat, evacuation plans and fire containment plans can be more effectively executed.