According to the heraldonline.com, Denmark's largest prison will shift from a late 90's paging solution to an Ascom IP-based personal communication system that will protect staff in the most harrowing of circumstances.
Vestre Faengsel Prison has followed in the footsteps of over 40 Danish prisons and detention centres in deploying systems from Ascom Wireless Solutions. “We have received very positive feedback from the prisons and detention centres that have been equipped with the system from Ascom Wireless Solutions. For the staff at Vestre Fængsel, it will be a great step forward. They will now get a more user friendly system with a more exact positioning. It’s important that the staff has access to modern and efficient alarm and communication equipment, so that they can co-ordinate their tasks while on the move, and rapidly assist each other if a threatening situation arises. The wireless IP-DECT technology is very suitable for providing this type of functionality”, says Otto Nielsen, Chief Technical Officer of Denmark’s prison authority Kriminalforsorgen.
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The d81 IP-DECT wireless handset will be carried by approximately 600 employees throughout the facility. This handset allows employees to be accurately tracked. If they are in distress and on the move, constant location updates are sent to security and/or other pre-defined groups.
Otto goes on to say, “Vestre Fængsel will obtain a powerful communication solution with significantly greater capacity than before. This is important because a lot of coordination takes place via the phone. It is a future-proof solution that is more reliable and provides a number of advantages in terms of easier management and lower costs. It is both more efficient and economical to combine safety and communications in all the Danish prisons and detention centres in one single solution that is monitored and maintained centrally”.
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