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1. (WO2018038946) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND CONTROLLING CONTRABAND DEVICES IN A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY UTILIZING PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/038946    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/046596
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 12 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04W 4/04
H04M 1/725
H04N 5/232
Applicants: GLOBAL TEL*LINK CORP.
Inventors: HODGE, Stephen Lee
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND CONTROLLING CONTRABAND DEVICES IN A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY UTILIZING PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Abstract:
The present disclosure provides details of a system and method for detecting and monitoring a contraband device including communication devices and drones/UAVs by utilizing a combination of mobile devices, fixed monitoring devices, and a contraband monitoring center. The mobile devices include smart phones or tablets that are borrowed, rented, or purchased by an inmate from a correctional facility. These mobile devices are configured to detect, monitor, and intervene in the communications of target devices. Further, the mobile devices are configured to communicate with fixed monitoring devices located throughout the correctional facility in performing intervention operations. The contraband monitoring center may also be utilized in the coordination, monitoring, and intervention of target devices.