Inmate Meal Tracking Systems
The Inmate Meal Tracking System is designed to help correctional facilities manage their food budgets.
The Inmate Meal Tracking System combines the latest hardware and software technologies to help food service officers track cafeteria usage. With some institutions estimating up to thirty percent of inmates doubling back through the food lines, the potential savings by eliminating this practice is enormous.
The IMTS is composed of a powerful combination of network-ready EntraPASS security management software, heavy duty turnstiles for access control and accurate identification methods. All this is set up on a highly secure internal network, with the main server located in the Food Service Administrator’s office. The Administrator can run any number of reports to identify inmate history regarding meals.
IMTS works as a standalone system or in conjunction with existing security/tracking apparatus. The software works in real-time even when new inmates are added to, or removed from, the system. This exclusive system helps to prevent tailgating and repeat visits into the meal service area using an anti-passback feature.
How It Works
The Meal Tracking System includes a server with EntraPASS Software in the Food Service Administrator’s office or another secure location. The database is loaded to this server, along with any reporting functions the facility requires. Additional computers can be set up for new employee intake into the system or for other Administrators. Inmate information is linked to a numbered card which will be their meal card (or – choose biometric readers for face, palm, or fingerprint can be linked to their ID). At the beginning of each food line to be monitored, a scanner is installed and connected to a turnstile. As the identification is scanned, data is transmitted to the server. If the user has been through the line already during that mealtime, the turnstile stays locked and passage is denied. If this is their first visit during that mealtime, access is granted.
- Monitor the movement of people through the meal service area
- No card required when using fingerprint or other biometric ID
- Allow or deny access based on defined parameters
- Better manage operations by prohibiting theft
Features and Componets
Software: EntraPASS Global Edition, award-winning access control software with powerful capabilities. Receive real-time data on desktop or mobile, automatic email distribution for reporting, the option of exporting to Excel with Able2Extract15, and scalability to meet your needs. This package includes one fully-loaded Global Edition Computer Workstation.
Identification: Choose an access method. Fingerprint identification is the most popular biometric method due to its superior combination of strength, affordability, convenience and ease of use. Enrolling new inmates takes only moments. When this option is used, an additional scanner is installed at the enrollment area. Bar code cards are also very popular, simple and low cost.
Turnstiles: Turnstiles and gates control access by unlocking upon the successful pass of credentials or by a push-button. We recommend the waist-high FastPass or the Brute Series of turnstiles for their low price, low-to-no maintenance reliability, and classic looks. There are various full-height turnstiles available for higher security needs – we recommend the AG-30 Series for its true durability and extra included features. Let us know the type of turnstile in which you are interested.
Engineering and Drafting: The entire system is engineered to the specifications of the facility. The customer is provided detailed AutoCAD schematics for all wiring, placement and assembly requirements. Facility personnel gets all of the information needed to manage the system for years to come.
Add Computers/Monitors: Monitors can be added at the turnstile location if the facility is closely monitoring traffic. These provide an on-screen identification of the inmate who is accessing the turnstile at that moment. It helps to identify internal problems such as Meal Card theft among inmates. The workstations feed the information directly to the server for real-time updates. A linked external LCD monitor can be added (via HDMI cable) near the ingress/egress point to display the inmate’s photo, along with identity and attributes which would also be seen on the EntraPASS workstation desktop. This adds a layer of security for buildings in which the entrance is not visible at the destination, letting people in the cafeteria know when someone is entering.
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