Simon Corbell has announced another spectacular failure at the troubled Alexander Maconochie Centre (aka the prison) as their Radio Frequency Identification bracelet (RFID) system has collapsed under the weight of poor maintenance.
“ACT Corrective Services has advised me that there are increasing problems with the battery life of the RFID bracelets, causing the system to generate a large number of false alarms,” Mr Corbell said.
“If a battery on a prisoner’s bracelet drops too low an alarm is activated. When there are too many such alarms the system can overload which requires system re-booting and this is happening at an increased frequency.
“Re-booting the system means all bracelets, including officer duress alarms are then offline, which can place custodial officers in an unsafe position.
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“For this reason a short-term solution for this problem is to disable and remove the prisoner units pending delivery of replacement parts to ensure that custodial duress alarms continue to work effectively.
Sooo… ACT Corrections accepted delivery of electronics it was unable to charge?
It took delivery of a system in which if too many alarms are activated the guards duress alarms go offline too? (Very handy for a prison riot)
This is obviously a very well thought out project.