Industry tech leader announces patent-pending intelligence application to combat criminal activity
Global Tel*Link (GTL), the leading provider of correctional technology solutions, announces the release of Location IQ™, a new, patent-pending intelligence application available for its inmate telephone platforms that combats fraud and other criminal activity. Additionally, this technology ensures adherence to facility regulations by pinpointing the location of a called party device receiving calls from a correctional facility.
Using powerful, accurate carrier tower- and GPS-based location services, GTL’s Location IQ identifies the called party’s location regardless of the network or device type. Location IQ offers correctional facilities the ability to identify the location of a mobile device that has accepted a call from a correctional facility, offering both latitude/longitude coordinates and proximity to the given facility. Through the inmate telephone platform’s graphical user interface, investigators are provided a map showing the location of the phone in a readily accessible and usable format.
As an added control feature, protocols can be implemented so that if a specific call is within a pre-established perimeter of the facility, the call can be blocked from connecting. Alternatively, investigators have the option of allowing the call to continue while monitoring and recording the call in real time, thus providing investigators valuable information about the suspicious call. This helps investigators to combat criminal activity, such as attempted escapes or the bringing of contraband items into a facility, by blocking calls between inmates and parties in close proximity to the correctional facility, many of which are located in remote areas. Location IQ is also beneficial to support court orders that may be required for on-demand cell phone locations.
Location IQ is one of many tools in the IQ family of intelligence products. Together, these products form the most holistic approach to intelligence gathering in the correctional industry, offering investigators a broad range of options for gathering pertinent, actionable intelligence. Location IQ and other innovations from GTL will be showcased June 29-30 in booth 1100 at the National Sheriffs’ Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition in Baltimore, Maryland.
For more information about this new investigative feature, contact a GTL representative today for a demonstration or visit www.gtl.net/locationiqpr.
About Global Tel*Link
GTL is the leading provider of integrated correctional technology solutions, delivering financial value, security, and ease of operation to our customers through visionary products and solutions at the forefront of corrections innovation. As a trusted correctional industry leader, GTL provides service to approximately fifty percent of inmates nationwide, including service to 33 state departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 32 of the largest city/county facilities. GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with more than 10 regional offices across the country. To find out more about GTL, please visit our website www.gtl.net.