Telmate Showcases Guardian App at National Sheriff’s Association Expo, Giving Community Corrections a Game-Changing Smartphone-Based, GPS Monitoring Solution

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Inmate technology leader, Telmate will showcase its game-changing, smartphone-based, GPS monitoring solution for community corrections at this week's National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) Annual Conference and Expo. Attendees interested in learning more about the monitoring solution can test drive and explore the Guardian app, attend a demo, or sign up for a pilot.

Telmate Showcases Guardian App at NSA, Giving Community Corrections a Game-Changing Smartphone-Based, GPS Monitoring Solution

“With the ever-increasing demand from state and federal laws to get people out of jail due to budget constraints and overcrowding, the need for an app like Telmate Guardian is essential for sustainability.”

Inmate technology leader, Telmate will showcase its game-changing, smartphone-based, GPS monitoring solution for community corrections at this week's National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) Annual Conference and Expo. Attendees interested in learning more about the monitoring solution can test drive and explore the Guardian app, attend a demo, or sign up for a pilot.

Telmate Guardian provides individuals enrolled in community corrections programs like parole, probation, pre-trial, and work release, an alternative to costly and burdensome alternatives like the ankle bracelet or traditional face-to-face meetings. With the Guardian app, enrollees can “check-in” with their case managers anywhere, anytime, from the convenience of their own phone. The app is compatible with both Android and Apple smartphones, and requires no additional hardware or equipment for case managers and enrollees.

“We are excited to welcome attendees at the expo and introduce them to the latest innovation from Telmate,” said Telmate Chief Marketing Officer, Jeff Hansen. “With the ever-increasing demand from state and federal laws to get people out of jail due to budget constraints and overcrowding, the need for an app like Telmate Guardian is essential for sustainability.”

According to a 2014 Bureau of Prison study, “The Federal Prison Population Buildup: Overview, Policy Changes, Issues, and Options,” it is increasingly more expensive to incarcerate an inmate in a federal prison, yet prisons must continue to operate within the same annual appropriation approved by Congress. Additionally, the study confirms the myriad challenges facing the federal prison system due to prison overcrowding.

The benefits of Telmate Guardian extend to both case managers and enrollees, Telmate reports. It offers case managers efficient, real-time monitoring, reports and check-in controls, which add an unprecedented human touch to GPS monitoring for community corrections. Case managers can see enrollee photos and hear voice check-ins that let them know not only where they are, but how they are. And because Guardian is smartphone-based, if there is any concern, a phone call or text connection is immediate. With features like voice detection, facial recognition and geo zones (inclusion and exclusion zones), Guardian makes it simple to actively pinpoint and supervise enrollees. For enrollees, it offers a low-cost, discreet, and far less embarrassing and less intrusive solution than an ankle monitor, while fostering a more effective reentry alternative.

“Telmate is proud to lead the way with the introduction of this new technology at NSA,” Hansen said. “With Guardian, case managers get a simple, powerful way to add a layer of monitoring while enrollees get a modern, familiar and dignified solution that supports them getting out and staying out of jail.”

Guardian app demos are available in Booth 1009 at the National Sheriff’s Association this week in Baltimore, Maryland.

For more information about Telmate’s participation at NSA, or to sign up for a private demo, please visit http://www.telmate.com/partners.

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