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Five Ways Intercoms Can Secure Prisons & Detention Centers

Security within prisons and detention centers can be established using different methods such as video surveillance cameras to monitor and oversee facilities, electronic control entry points to limit or provide access, and public voice alarms to communicate emergency announcements. 

Yet, it is critical that security guards and teams can clearly communicate to departments, inmates, visitors, and staff within the facility, at all times.

The need for human intervention through voice and audio is always needed in these high-risk environments. Within prisons and detention centers, audio brings video and access control together, and the result is a well-rounded and responsive system that offers actionable insight into potential threats.

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What are the 5 essential ways that IP intercoms and IP speakers can be used to mitigate safety and security threats in prisons and detention centers:

  1. As access control: Intercoms and speakers can provide efficient audio and video assistance for visitors and controlled access for doors, gates, and airlocks. They can be integrated with access control systems, video management systems and other security solutions.
  2. As visitor management: intercoms that are placed in visitor areas where conversations can be granted, monitored, and recorded from a control center.
  3. For cell communication and monitoring: Vandal-resistant intercoms can be configured to suport emergency calls or radio feeds. Zenitel's solutions support scream alarm, tamper alarm, audio monitoring, and entertainment.
  4. Switchboard communications: Intercoms can easily be integrated with prison management systems, to enhance a guard's insights into situations and events in cells and sections. Calls can be forwarded manually or automatically to other control desks, intercom stations, and more.The intercoms can receive calls, make announcements, process alarms and events, and monitor radio traffic.
  5. Public address in open areas to broadcast live or prerecorded messages to cells, sections, and common areas inside and outside the prison for information, warnings and evacuation purposes. Messages can be live or pre-recorded.
  6. In-building communication for roaming guards, common areas, clinics and infirmaries, control rooms, and more.

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