Security Equipment That All Correctional Facilities Should Have

March 13th, 2020

Jails, prisons, juvenile detention centers, and more are spread out all across the United States. Detainees are kept at the places after breaking laws and being mandated to serve a sentence. Such locations are even located right here in Austin. Some of the more notable names include but are not limited to...

  • Travis County Jail
  • Travis State Jail
  • Travis County Correctional Complex
  • State Of Texas Juvenile Justice Department


These facilities are supposed to be locked down and secure to keep prisoners inside where they belong, and in many cases, they are just that. However, it is not uncommon for stories to break about escapes. When the events occur, the lives of people who reside in nearby areas become put in danger, which is a big no-no.

Therefore, if correctional complexes don't already have the items that are going to be discussed here, they should really consider investing in them. Not only will the security equipment make community residents feel safe and sound, but they can also help make the detention center safer for employees and prisoners alike. Hence, curious Austin wardens, superintendents, and other people in charge should stay put and read on to learn more.


This And That About Access Control

It is time for these institutions to ditch traditional keys. Officers are outnumbered in jails, and a problem could break out at any moment. In other words, they may not have to turn a key to lock a cell. However, if they fail to do so, an inmate could be running loose in the blink of an eye. With access control, the doors lock automatically when closed. To get them to open, an individual must have the proper credentials, such as a key card. One of these systems could make all of the difference in the world when it comes to making your detention center more secure.


Install Motion-Activated Lights Outside

If an inmate escapes, it might be quite a while before someone notices, at least until the next headcount rolls around. Should that person happen to get outside the building, there may be dimly lit locations where they can skulk in the shadows and remain hidden from the view of tower guards. Thus, it is a good idea to have motion-activated installed in dark spots with limited visibility. The devices turn on as soon as they detect movement, which means Austin lookouts will surely be able to identify prisoners running amuck throughout the yard.


Useful Tidbits About Surveillance Cameras

Indoor and outdoor cameras can be beneficial in a correctional facility setting. It is no secret that bad stuff happens inside prisons. Sometimes, prisoners get beat up or even killed. Drug deals and drug use occur as well. When surveillance cameras are in place, the monitors can review the footage to identify suspects. Additionally, the images can be used to add charges to the guilty party's sentence. The units can be useful in hallways, stairwells, common rooms, work stations, and more. Heck, they may even prevent some persons in custody from misbehaving.

Contact Dyezz Surveillance & Security today to discuss your correctional facility options.