- SuperCom provides offender monitoring products and solutions under the best-of-breed PureSecurity Electronic Monitoring (“EM”) Suite
- The PureSecurity EM Suite includes the PureOne ankle bracelet, PureTag ankle bracelet, PureCom base station, PureTrack smartphone, PureProtect mobile phone application, PureBeacon radiofrequency (“RF”) device, and the PureMonitor cloud-based software
- A growing body of research supports home confinement with EM as an effective and appropriate alternative to imprisonment for lower-risk offenders
- Research shows that people assigned to home confinement with EM have similar or better outcomes than those who serve time in prison, as measured by future criminality
- By providing EM solutions, SuperCom is helping governments reduce overcrowding in prisons, lower recidivism, and improve public safety
When the U.S. federal government decided to implement home confinement under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, it considered, among others, the ability of home supervision and EM to enforce many of the restrictions and safeguards of a prison cell. The decision followed the March 2020 signing into law of the CARES Act, which allowed the federal Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”) to place individuals into home confinement during the official emergency period, which began January 31, 2020, and ended May 11 this year (https://ibn.fm/uppB0).
As of May 27, 2023, the BOP had placed 13,204 individuals into home confinement, with only 521 of those people being returned to secured custody. Of these, 296 were returned due to alcohol or drug use, 113 for technical violations, 90 for failing to remain at a designated location, and 22 for new criminal conduct. The early results of home confinement under the CARES Act are strong, according to a recent article in Niskanen Center (https://ibn.fm/B11b1).
These results contribute to a global body of research evidence that supports the thesis that home confinement is an effective and appropriate alternative to imprisonment for lower-risk offenders. Drawn from studies conducted in the U.S., Norway, Argentina, Australia, Germany, England and Wales, and France, the research evidence, the article says, shows that “people assigned to home confinement with electronic monitoring – either instead of prison or as a condition of release – have, at worst, similar outcomes to those who serve time in prison and, at best, significantly better outcomes, as measured by future criminality.” The article also points out that researchers ascribe substantial cost savings to home confinement.
“Finally, evidence overwhelmingly supports the idea that certainty of apprehension is the most important factor in criminal deterrence, and electronic monitoring substantially increases the probability of capture for any given offense,” the article continues. “Research has shown that offenders on monitoring are aware that authorities are tracking their location, and are aware that they are very likely to be caught should they commit a crime.”
Recognizing the effectiveness of EM in lowering recidivism rates and reducing prison overcrowding, governments are turning to companies such as SuperCom (NASDAQ: SPCB), a global secure solutions integrator and technology provider for governments and consumer-facing organizations worldwide.
SuperCom provides offender monitoring products and solutions under the best-of-breed PureSecurity EM Suite, which includes the PureOne all-in-one GPS tracking ankle bracelet, PureTag ankle bracelet, PureCom base station, PureTrack smartphone, PureProtect mobile phone application, PureBeacon radiofrequency (“RF”) device, and the PureMonitor software. The company combines two or more of these products to provide individual services such as GPS monitoring, home detention (house arrest) enforcement and monitoring, inmate monitoring, and domestic violence monitoring.
For instance, to provide its house arrest solution, the company pairs PureTag, a slim, lightweight, waterproof, and dustproof ankle bracelet with advanced tampering detection, with PureCom, a base station that communicates over LTE, Wi-Fi, and landline connectivity. The company then provides the PureMonitor software, which is used by law enforcement officers to manage these products and monitor offenders. The house arrest ecosystem of products enforces scheduled and spontaneous biometric authentication and minimizes the need for home visits (https://ibn.fm/WvhXj).
Similarly, SuperCom’s GPS Offender Tracking combines the PureTag bracelet with the PureTrack smartphone location capabilities and PureBeacon Bluetooth connectivity (https://ibn.fm/x7qbq), while the domestic violence monitoring solution pairs the PureTag bracelet with the PureProtect app and PureMonitor software (https://ibn.fm/zvT3E).
The company’s PureSecurity EM Suite has attracted a host of countries interested in improving public safety while reducing prison overcrowding and recidivism rates. Earlier this year, SuperCom announced it had launched a $3.6 million project with the national government of Finland to deploy SuperCom’s PureSecurity EM suite (https://ibn.fm/0sdWP). Shortly thereafter, the company announced that, together with its local partner, it had received a second order from Romania’s Ministry of Interior to deploy its PureSecurity EM Suite following successful completion of the first phase (https://ibn.fm/R2av0).
“The growing number of countries opting for advanced EM solutions highlights the increasing need for exceptional technology in this industry. We take pride in the fact that our innovative and proven technology is chosen repeatedly, allowing us to continue revolutionizing the EM industry as we enter new European countries,” commented SuperCom President and CEO Ordan Trabelsi in a news release announcing the project with the government of Finland.
With its growing backlog of orders and projects, SuperCom continues to solidify its position as a leader in the electronic monitoring market and a trusted partner to governments worldwide, according to Ordan. The company aims to continue providing its innovative and proven technology and services to help governments improve public safety while lowering recidivism, a result supported by a growing body of research evidence.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.SuperCom.com.
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