So far, almost as long as prisons and jails have been in existence, there have been efforts for inmates to get their hands on illegal contraband.
It is commonplace for weapons and tools to be made from materials gathered within the institution walls – kitchen items, stones, workshop tools, and more. Differently for inbound of communications products like mobile phone or similar.
Today, creativity, planning and the corruption changed a bit the landscape and they added a whole new set of problematic items. Whatever the item of desire, it generate a situation of supply and demand, and there are many willing participants…
While inmates have gotten more and more adaptive with their techniques, the correctional systems are always looking for new technologies, best practices, and new procedures to keep pace.
Therefore, to date one of the biggest challenges that jails, as well as each building with reserved areas are facing, is the ability to avoid any threat by mobile or microspy.
Berkeley wireless security products are used by law enforcement, military, government and correctional facilities to detect and locate wireless threats. These wireless threats come in the form of PEDs (Personal Electronic Devices) including cell phones, bluetooth and Wi-Fi devices brought into secured SCIFs and other facilities by both negligent staff and criminals looking to steal IP, deploy malware or conspire against security personnel.
Under the direction of Scott Schober, CEO, Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS) designs and manufactures world-class wireless security, test, safety and cybersecurity products for Fortune 500 companies and government organizations to manage secure facilities and maintain wireless networks.
At arimas, as the Official Italian Distributor, we have been glad to help Italian Government and be successful with Sentry Hound & Manta Ray.
Similarly to the Metal Detector the SentryHound has been installed at the jails access points and the MantaRay has been used to search for mobiles into it. Thanks to this it has been possible to break smuggling of mobiles to and between the inmates.
BVS wide portfolio’s, toghether with arimas Value Added Services (VAS), gave us the possibility to reach another great success and results for an italian proudly company, even into this difficult #COVID19 period. In the last two years we sold and install something around 200 SentryHound (SH) and 350 MantaRay (MR) all over the Italian territory.
Maurizio La Rocca, CEO & founder @arimas
Sentry Hound & Manta Ray
arimas sold two different product of the same category: the Wireless Security one! These products, together with our security solution portfolio, define the new company strategy about security offers.
Similarly to the Metal Detector the SentryHound has been installed at the jail access points and Manta Ray has been used to search for mobiles into it. Thanks to this has been possible to
Manta Ray Ferrous Wand
Manta Ray™ ferrous wand can detect hidden cell phones in correctional facilities, government buildings, corporate environments, financial institutions, universities & law enforcement agencies.
- Detect hidden cell phones even when they are OFF and battery is removed
- No false triggers from common items like keys, belt buckles, coins, watches, etc.
- Cost effective & simple operation for anyone
- Runs on standard, removable 9V battery for up to 3 hours
SentryHound-Pro Ferromagnetic Contraband Portal for Secure Government Facilities
SentryHound-Pro™ Ferromagnetic Contraband Portal is a dual pole (also works as a single pole) solution to detect unauthorized or illegal PEDs (Personal Electronic Devices) including cell phones, tablets, laptops, smartwatches, wearables and even weapons including guns and knives. SentryHound-Pro’s ferromagnetic inspection zones are highly sensitive to trace amounts of ferrous material found in plastic cell phones and miniaturized electronics. These same cell phones slip through regular metal detection but not SentryHound-Pro because of its sensitivity, unique motion detection and enhanced false trigger rejection. This allows for a rapid security checkpoint of pockets, bags, purses, clothing and even body cavities.
- Ferromagnetic Contraband Portal (2 poles included) for the quickest & most accurate ferromagnetic inspection security checkpoint
- Detects contraband PEDs including cell phones (ON or OFF), smartwatches, wearables, tablets, portable electronics, weapons
- Vastly reduced false detection compared to standard metal detectors
- 2nd pole easily untethered to use for additional security checkpoint
- Ideal for FBoP, DoD, NSA, FBI & any secure government or military SCIF and manufactured entirely in the U.S.A.