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Offender Monitoring Solution Improves Efficiencies and Cuts Costs

Omnilink™ is a market-ready managed solution for organizations that need to track persons of interest with an ankle-worn tracking device. It uses device-to-cloud connectivity and integrates GPS technology and software for a turnkey IoT-enabled solution that allows probation, parole, and corrections agencies to monitor and immediately locate any offender.

The solution provides information that helps personnel make smarter, more effective decisions so that law enforcement teams can spend less time monitoring offenders and more on preventing and solving crimes. Agencies can ease stress on staff while increasing public safety, reduce recidivism and cut costs. Some Omnilink customers have reported a cost of as little as a few dollars per day.

Remote tracking reduces recidivism rates, incarceration rates and therefore the need for additional prison capacity. Plus, the ongoing costs are significantly lower when compared to the expense, human resources, and stress of providing for incarceration.


Use Cases

Omnilink is an IoT-enabled electronic monitoring solution that offers benefits to any public safety/law enforcement agency that needs to keep track of non-violent, pretrial or repeat offenders by reducing the need for direct personal supervision and incarceration. With 24/7 tracking, customizable zoning and geofencing, and a friendly user interface, the solution benefits agencies in many situations.

Pretrial Offenders

Electronic monitoring relieves the prison system of the costs of jailing non-violent offenders awaiting trial. With the assurance of 24/7 monitoring and geolocation, law enforcement agencies have a viable alternative to pretrial incarceration. Using geo-fencing technology, agencies can configure inclusion and exclusion zones, boundary zones and time zones to limit and control offender movements.

Crime Scene Correlation

The solution provides historical location data of each offender several times an hour. When integrated with a department’s records management system, police can compare offender data with crime reports to determine if any persons of interest were in the vicinity. This saves time by narrowing the field of potential suspects and identifying potential witnesses near the scene of the crime.

Curfew Programs

Constant remote monitoring of individuals means agencies can minimize the need to send out patrol officers for in-person visits to offenders. Two-way communication allows program officers to contact offenders with beeps or vibrations and for the offender to acknowledge, making it possible for agencies to expand the reach of their offender curfew programs while monitoring and enforcing curfews more effectively.

Benefits
  • Improve productivity quickly with easy-to-learn and easy-to-use software interface.
  • Improve both effectiveness and efficiency with customized geofencing.
  • Allow personnel to act on alerts anytime, anywhere with the flexibility to use any device at the office or on patrol.
  • Improve response time with customized alerts that allow officers to take pre-emptive action.
  • Reduce recidivism and repeat offenses when individuals know they are being tracked and monitored.
Our Solution

The Omnilink Solution

The Omnilink offender monitoring solution comprises ankle-worn electronic monitoring devices and the award-winning FocalPoint™ application software, all fully-integrated from device-to-cloud, connected through a secure, wireless network.


To implement Omnilink:

For law enforcement agencies straining to meet operational, public safety and PR goals, Omnilink offers an instantly-productive solution that enables you to optimize limited resources and accurately track the offenders under your care.


Solution Components

Connectivity

Robust and reliable wireless communication is essential if 24/7 monitoring is to deliver timely, accurate, and actionable data. Omnilink’s ankle-worn EM device minimizes false alerts due to poor coverage by using both GPS and cellular signals for overlapping coverage of indoor/underground locations or areas with poor GPS coverage. Omnilink also offers Onmilink's optional RF beacon connectivity to provide even more precise location data.

Devices

Sierra Wireless manufactures, installs and supports the electronic monitoring application and ankle-worn device. The device tracks the wearer, uploads data to the application and allows two-way communication through vibrations and sounds. The Omnilink software is an electronic monitoring application designed to simplify offender tracking. The software is easy to navigate and customizable to an agency’s specific situations, making offender tracking and management convenient, efficient, and simple.

Installation & Field Service 

Contact us about installation, training, and field service for Omnilink devices. Sierra Wireless brings decades of proven IoT expertise and global experience to your deployments. We also provide additional services such as technical support, professional services, and live monitoring where indicated.

Devices

Sierra Wireless’ offender monitoring devices are versatile, one-piece, GPS/cellular ankle bracelets with 2-way communication.

OM400 Electronic Monitoring Devices

  • The OM400 is a lightweight but robust ankle-worn monitoring device that uses GPS and cellular networks for persistent, accurate data communication. Designed to minimize false alerts, device features include: long battery life, one-piece design, shock and impact resistance, cut-free strap installation, and store-and-forward capability in case of communication outage.
  • The OM400 can pair with Omnilink’s optional OM400 RF Beacon to extend battery life and precisely verify in-home locations.

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Getting Started

Learn how Omnilink can efficiently track and monitor offenders. Contact our solution specialists to get estimates on potential savings and operational efficiencies. With no upfront hardware costs and a solution that’s easy to deploy and use, you’ll experience benefits right away.

Sierra Wireless is a member of the Charlotte Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (CCPA) which allows participating agencies the ability to procure offender tracking equipment at a competitive price without the cost of a traditional RFP process.

Participation in CCPA will provide your entity the legally required competition for contracts on commonly purchased products and services. To participate in the program, simply submit a Participation Form. For more information on the Charlotte Cooperative Purchasing Alliance visit their website at www.charlottealliance.org


How to Buy

Learn how our advanced technology can optimize the monitoring and tracking of offenders.

Contact our solution specialists to request a free trial or consultation.


 
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