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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ....
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.
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.
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.
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.
GPS BRACELET RENTALS
Please Contact our partners at GPS Safe Solutions for more information on product and pricing.
Powered by S.T.O.P. ( Satellite Tracking of People ).
Prices start at $449.00 ( first and last ) monthly/plus court appearance cost, KM's, travel .
Some conditions apply. Call for more details.
Payment plans are available. ( with
pre-approved in-house application )
Deposit required for replacement or damages to units.
We accept cash, Credit Cards, E-Transfer, Cheque.