- SuperCom recently secured a new national program to deploy its Domestic Violence Monitoring Solution to the government of Finland
- Last year, Finland’s Parliament adopted the Finnish government’s proposal to enhance the effectiveness of the country’s law on restraining orders, resulting in a strengthened law that allows the court to order electronic monitoring of offenders
- SuperCom will deploy several innovative and proven technologies that are part of its PureSecurity EM Suite, including the PureProtect mobile phone application, PureTrack smartphone, PureTag ankle bracelet, and PureMonitor cloud-based monitoring software
- The new program follows a successful project with the Finnish government that saw SuperCom deploy its PureSecurity EM Suite to reduce prison overcrowding and lower recidivism
SuperCom (NASDAQ: SPCB), a leading provider of advanced safety, identification, and security products and solutions to governments as well as public and private organizations globally, recently announced it had secured a new national program to deploy its Domestic Violence Monitoring Solution to the government of Finland. The project aims to safeguard victims, proactively prevent domestic violence, and empower Finnish authorities with advanced technologies that enhance the safety and well-being of the country’s citizenry (https://ibn.fm/8i8Z1).
A part of SuperCom’s family of PureSecurity Electronic Monitoring (“EM”) products, the Domestic Violence Monitoring Solution includes several innovative and proven technologies: PureProtect mobile phone application, PureTrack smartphone, PureTag ankle bracelet, and PureMonitor cloud-based monitoring software.
At the center of the life-saving domestic violence solution is the PureProtect app installed on the victims’ smartphones or the PureTrack phone. PureProtect uses advanced zoning, proximity, alerting, and management capabilities to update victims on offenders’ whereabouts and send alerts upon prompt or whenever offenders move threateningly close to their victims (https://ibn.fm/gYkz3). The PureMonitor, on the other hand, is cloud-based monitoring software that law enforcement officers use to monitor offenders and manage the PureTag ankle bracelets worn by the offenders.
“We are delighted to secure another program for our innovative Domestic Violence Solution; this time in Finland. This achievement follows our successful deployment of other monitoring solutions for inmates and individuals on probation in Finland, and successful deployment of our domestic violence solution in other nations globally,” commented SuperCom CEO Ordan Trabelsi.
Finland introduced electronic ankle bracelets back in 2011 to track convicts, allowing them to serve short sentences at home instead of imprisonment (https://ibn.fm/r67uu). But for a long time since, the Nordic country applied electronic monitoring to offenders found repeatedly guilty of drunk driving and offenders who refused to do civilian or military service per their convictions. Little progress was made in adopting electronic tags to enforce restraining orders.
On its part, however, the Justice Ministry under the previous administration had long been mulling over the use of electronic monitoring and ankle monitors/tags to help safeguard victims of domestic violence, according to a 2019 article in YLE (https://ibn.fm/a5TAa). With the National Council of Women of Finland vocalizing the inadequacies of restraining orders in protecting victims of domestic violence, given that attackers could – and did – repeatedly violate the orders, EM was seen as a modern solution that helps prevent such violations.
To seal some of the loopholes in the prevailing regulations on restraining orders, which directly or indirectly facilitated the violations, the government last September submitted a proposal (HE 143/2022) to Parliament (https://ibn.fm/3sTN1). Finland’s Parliament adopted the proposal at the end of last year, and the resultant law, EV 203/2022, became effective October 1, 2023.
According to a Google translation of a section of the legislation, “At the request of an official entitled to arrest, the court may order that compliance with the extended restraining order is monitored by technical means, with technical devices placed in the possession of the restrained person or attached to the wrist, ankle, or waist… in order to combat the threat of a crime…” (https://ibn.fm/JrwCc).
SuperCom’s new national program with the government of Finland follows a successful $3.6 million project with the Finnish government. Launched earlier this year in March, the project saw SuperCom deploy its PureSecurity EM Suite, a best-of-breed EM and tracking platform, in Finland to help the country improve its public safety while reducing prison overcrowding and lower recidivism (https://ibn.fm/Fq777).
“Expanding our relationship with Finland through a new program within only a few short months from original project launch demonstrates the trust the nation’s Ministry of Justice places in SuperCom. This also acts as another testament to the undeniable effectiveness and reliability of our solutions,” continued Trabelsi.
According to Trabelsi, the new program underscores SuperCom’s dedication to providing cutting-edge security solutions to its customers and “marks yet another milestone in our commitment to creating safer communities around the world.”
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.SuperCom.com.
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