Prisons

Prisons and Remand Centres

Prisons and remand centres are encouraged by government to minimise the potential ingress of drugs narcotics. In many such facilities, the threat from illicit materials being thrown over the perimeter wall has been largely mitigated with increased perimeter patrols and fence-line monitoring techniques. The majority of drugs narcotics, discovered in prisons and remand centres, are largely illegally imported by visitors to the inmates.

Access Control

Based on either intelligence information, behavioural monitoring or by random selection, visitors to such centres can be screened to detect whether they have been in contact with drugs narcotics. This is achieved by the use of sample swabs or vapour detection techniques.

The Bruker DE-tector

The Bruker DE-tector is a combined drugs and explosives trace detector that is simple and quick to use. A reusable swab is rubbed on the personal property of visitors, and this swab is inserted into the detector device. The system informs the operator by means of a traffic light system whether or not an illicit substance has been found. Green means nothing has been detected, but red means the presence of an illicit material has been discovered. Text associated with the discovery shows the name of the drug that has been discovered and the necessary action can then be taken with the specific visitor.

The Bruker RoadRunner

The Bruker RoadRunner is a hand-held, battery-operated portable device that can be used both to check for explosives in a vapour mode, or can be used in trace detection mode using the swab that is rubbed on the personal property of the chosen visitor. Traffic light symbols are used on the display to indicate what has been discovered in the process. Green means nothing has been detected, but red means the presence of an illicit material has been discovered. Text associated with the discovery shows the name of the drug that has been discovered and the necessary action can then be taken with the specific visitor.