GPS Bracelet Rental and Reintegration Program

No More Offender Releases with a Promise to be Good

Our prisons and remand centers are overcrowded, and they are getting worse every day. We also see that the courts frequently release some of these offenders into our communities with a promise to be good, and respect the laws in our communities. But many of these offenders are already engaged in a criminal lifecycle, which means they are most likely going to continue their criminality unless we have programs in place to manage and control their re-introduction into our communities.


Recently there have been actions taken to allow Low Risk/First Time Offenders the ability to rent and pay for the GPS Ankle Bracelets with strict conditions that they are effectively ‘House Arrested’. This initiative would allow these offenders to stay home while they wait for their court date or complete their sentence. This initiative provides two solutions; we reduce the overcrowding incarceration issues, and we also keep these people, such as youth offenders away from the Criminal Lifestyle and High-Risk Career Criminals that exploit them and threaten their lives and safety. The GPS Private Rental Electronic Monitoring Program helps prevent crime and stop continuing criminality both of which keep our communities safer in both the immediate and long term. See below for details.
 

Reintegration Program

Bail plan preparation, general court appearance, collect calls from jail or institution, advocacy for the accused, ongoing counselling

 ( prior to or post sentencing ), counselling in addiction & psychotherapy, life coaching, social worker (MSW,RSW ), drug and alcohol treatment specialist, trauma and PTSD, money management, bail plan presentation at court. - any Reintegration fee is based on a case by case basis. NOTE - Payment Plans ARE available.  


NOTE -  usage of the Onyx Community Services Bail Program requires an intake with our staff. This initial meeting is to determine the eligibility of the client to our program.


 Any unauthorized usage of the 

bail / reintegration plan or usage of the Onyx name, without prior consent, is prohibited.

Additional Information

 

Electronic Offender Monitoring Systems in Canada

By making more use of electronic offender monitoring, courts can: Improve public safety, increase accountability and compliance while decreasing recidivism, and reduce the time and money spent managing offenders in supervised release programs. Both our GPS electronic offender monitoring equipment and our "view only" software (No downloading software required, and with no charge) the courts, justice system, and law enforcement will have the opportunity (in real time) to observe offenders, and see if they're complying with the court ordered conditions of release regarding bail, probation, parole, and/or section 810 (peace bond) orders, etc.

The Electronic Offender Monitoring System We Use

BluTag (U.S. Patent RE 39,909 and RE 38,838) is the original one-piece electronic offender monitoring device that houses its receiver and transmitter in a single unit.

BluTag can monitor the movements of individuals in active, passive and hybrid modes. The difference between each mode is how (and how quickly) the device transmits monitoring data.

 

So what is the difference…?

Active Electronic Monitoring: BluTag generates immediate notifications for all events and transmits them by calling into the monitoring center using nationwide cellular telephone networks.

Passive Electronic Monitoring: BluTag receives and stores all monitoring data including violation events in its on-board memory until the offender enters the RF signal range of BluHome.

Hybrid Electronic Monitoring: BluTag generates immediate notifications for inclusion zone violations and tampers. All other event data is stored in the device’s on-board memory until the offender either charges the battery, or the supervising agent/officer initiates a "Location Request".

Over the years, numerous enhancements to its functionality make BluTag a highly effective electronic offender monitoring device. There are many common features and functionalities of BluTag regardless of the monitoring mode used to supervise an offender. We have noted a few such as ....

  • BluTag is the only electronic offender monitoring device that can detect and report that the offender is deliberately blocking its ability to receive signals.
  • BluTag has the longest battery life of any available GPS offender monitoring device when receiving one set of latitude and longitude coordinate points each minute.
  • The battery operates BluTag for 60 hours on a charge and re-charging takes only one hour, which is a simple process and can take place at standard 110-volt electrical outlet.
  • The Electronic Offender Monitoring Device battery’s life span is approximately 24 months.

Weight: Approximately six ounces; Dimensions - 4.33” x 2.08” x 1.25”
Feature: BluTag detects tampering to its strap and case.
Zones: BluTag can store up to 99 zones in its on-board memory, so it continuously compares the offenders movements to the location of zones to ensure continued compliance.

Law Enforcement

Additional Information

 


Electronic monitoring of offenders in Canada can take a role as one of the ultimate law enforcement tools for reducing crime. Our technology is available to monitor the location of individuals who released with electronic monitoring. 

  • Electronic monitoring of these individuals can automatically solve cases by placing these individuals in proximity to crime scenes.
  • Electronic offender monitoring is one of the most powerful tools available to law enforcement.
  • Our experience has been that a very low percentage of individuals that are released with electronic offender monitoring will violate their conditions of release that has been set by the court. In virtually 100% of those cases, the violating individual is immediately caught and returned to jail.
  • While no solution is foolproof, our electronic monitoring systems come very close.


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Arrested? Before the courts?

BluTag Active version:

BluTag Active transmits Electronic Monitoring data once every minute. If an offender commits a violation such as a tamper, entering a prohibited zone, or not recharging the battery in a timely manner, BluTag active immediately transmits a notification to the monitoring center. Once the monitoring center receives the real-time data it immediately forwards it to the assigned contacts. (a text message is the quickest method of notification). 


The Hybrid version: 

Like BluTag Active it generates immediate event notifications for inclusion zone violations and tampers. All other monitoring data is stored in its memory until the offender charges the battery, or a violation occurs, or the supervising agent/officer initiates a "Location Request". 


The Passive version: 

Functions in the “same manner” as a BluTag Active unit, with the exception that it stores all monitoring data in its on-board memory, and doesn’t generate immediate event notifications. BluTag Passive is paired with BluHome, which is our home-based monitoring unit. Once the offender enters the BluHome RF signal range, BluTag Passive recognizes it and begins transmitting all stored monitoring data. Once BluHome receives the data, it immediately calls the monitoring center using the analog/landline or digital phone service in the offender’s home to transmit the data. The monitoring center then forwards event notifications to the designated contacts. 

BluBand RF: 

For curfew or house arrest monitoring programs with radio frequency (RF) technology. This inconspicuous transceiver device quickly installs around an offender’s ankle without using a programming bracelet. It works with BluHome, our home-based receiver, and together they record the date and time when the offender enters and exits his or her home. BluHome transmits monitoring data to the monitoring center using the offender’s analog/landline or most digital (non-VoIP) telephone service in his or her home or by using the cellular service. BluHome records the date and time of any tampering to itself and BluBand when the offender is within BluHome’s adjustable RF signal range. If tampering to BluBand occurs when the offender is outside of BluHome’s RF signal range, BluBand records that tampering occurred. This information transmits to the monitoring center when the offender enters BluHome’s RF signal range. 

The Tough Strap: 

Satellite Tracking of People (STOP) developed the Blutag "Tough Strap" for Agencies supervising offenders classified as high risk. The "Tough Strap" works in conjunction with BluTag’s existing hypoallergenic industrial-grade thermoplastic rubber strap that is lined with a fiber optic cable. The dual strap assembly provides multiple levels of tamper detection. 


Features of the BluTag Tough Strap: 

Lined with 1-mm thick stainless steel strap for extra security and ruggedness.
Covered in hypoallergenic protective thermoplastic material.
Available in five sizes, all preshaped for easy installation.
Installs with any existing BluTag device.
Security screws and tamper-proof covers attach the strap to the device.
Shell, straps and security screws are re-usable and sanitized with each use.
Tamper-proof covers are designed for one-time use and easily removed. 

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