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Overview

Electronic Monitoring That Agencies Can Trust

Electronic Monitoring—The Most Reliable & User-Friendly System Available

Head-to-head comparisons confirm that Omnilink’s electronic monitoring technology is best of breed, advancing standards through unrivaled reliability and ease of use. Our offender monitoring system combines fewer alerts, intuitive software, dependable hardware and comprehensive support services so you can more effectively increase compliance, reduce recidivism, and maintain public safety.

From the Electronic Monitoring Technology Leader

In 2005, Omnilink launched a revolutionary ankle monitor—the first monitoring bracelet that was one-piece, waterproof, engineered to significantly reduce false alerts, and capable of indoor tracking. Today, Omnilink is the technology of choice for more than 750 agencies and service providers throughout the criminal justice system and is one of the fastest-growing electronic monitoring companies in the world.


When you’re in court you must have faith in your equipment. You must know that it works right. Nothing I have ever used, and there have been many, can compare to Omnilink’s electronic monitoring technology.

Bill Delehanty, Clark County Superior Court


Click the Hardware, Software, Services, Successes and Next Steps tabs at the top of the screen to learn more about our electronic monitoring system, and to learn about how to get started with Omnilink. Contact us to take a risk-free test drive of our electronic monitoring technology.

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Hardware

Reliable Electronic Monitoring Devices

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Electronic monitoring devices of choice for programs wanting accurate, actionable data

We’ve built our reputation on ultra-reliability and accuracy. Agencies and organizations choose our field-proven hardware because our data is timely, trustworthy, and actionable. Not only are they accurate and reliable, our electronic monitors are easy to use. Technology should help you do your job better and easier. If your technology is time-consuming, frustrating, or complicated, we believe it’s not worth having.


To me, for community corrections to really be successful you have to have integrity. These tools have complete integrity. We were very pleased when we found Omnilink…in August of 2006 because we were finally able to track people in the majority of San Francisco.
Linda Connelly, Leaders in Community Alternatives, Inc.


 

One-Piece GPS: OM210™

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The most proven one-piece GPS electronic monitoring bracelet in the industry. The ankle monitor of choice for agencies and service providers, the OM210 sets the standard in reliability and usability. The OM210 combines satellite and wireless technologies so you can capably and confidently track all types of offenders 24/7, indoors and out.

Reliability
  • AFLT technology tracks indoors and in GPS-impaired environments
  • Store and forward capability in case of communication outage
  • Tough enclosure for mechanical shock and impact resistance
  • Waterproof, fresh/saltwater submersible, dishwasher safe
  • Cut-free strap installation prevents false strap tampers
  • Advanced A-GPS technology quickens GPS locations
  • Communication with servers is encrypted for security
  • Dependable device and strap tamper technology
  • Resistant to extreme temperatures and humidity
  • First and most advanced indoor tracking
  • Fewest false alerts in the industry
  • Superior battery endurance
  • Superior accuracy
Usability
  • One-piece design, no extra pieces to remember/carry
  • Ankle strap is rugged, adjustable, reusable
  • Minimal alerts, less management required
  • Most user-friendly system in the industry
  • Quick 30-second tool-free installation
Location Technologies
  • Complete indoor and outdoor tracking
  • GPS, A-GPS, AFLT
Wireless Coverage
  • 9 roaming partners
  • Sprint network
Certifications
  • Sprint certified
  • FCC compliant
Physical Specifications
  • Small size—3.5’’(l) X 2.4’’(w) X 1.3’’(d)
  • Lightweight—5.3 oz. (150 g.)
Safety Specifications
  • Emergency removal possible
  • Safe rechargeable battery
  • No sharp edges
  • Hypoallergenic
  • SAR compliant

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One-Piece GPS Plus 2-Way Communication: OM400™

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Reliability
  • Extensive store and forward capability in case of communication outage
  • AFLT technology for locating indoors and in GPS-impaired environments
  • Tough enclosure for mechanical shock and impact resistance
  • Waterproof, fresh/saltwater submersible, dishwasher safe
  • Cut-free strap installation prevents false strap tampers
  • Advanced A-GPS technology quickens GPS locations
  • Communication with servers is encrypted for security
  • Dependable device and strap tamper technology
  • Resistant to extreme temperatures and humidity
  • Fewest false alerts in the industry
  • Superior battery endurance
  • Superior accuracy
Usability
  • One-piece design, no extra pieces to remember/carry
  • Ankle strap is rugged, adjustable, reusable
  • Minimal alerts, less management required
  • Most user-friendly system in the industry
  • Quick 30-second tool-free installation
Location Technologies
  • Complete indoor and outdoor tracking
  • GPS, A-GPS, AFLT, RF
Wireless Coverage
  • 9 roaming partners
  • Verizon network
  • Sprint network
Certifications
  • Verizon certified
  • Sprint certified
  • FCC compliant
Physical Specifications
  • Small size—3.5’’(l) X 2.4’’(w) X 1.6’’(d)
  • Lightweight—8.4 oz.
Safety Specifications
  • Emergency removal possible
  • Safe rechargeable battery
  • No sharp edges
  • Hypoallergenic
  • SAR compliant

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Electronic Home Detention: OM400 RF Beacon™

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Reliability
  • Beacon ‘unplugged,’ ‘movement,’ and ‘relocation’ tamper alerts
  • Superior onboard memory in case of communication outage
  • RF technology reports most accurate home location data
  • Tamper alerts hold offenders accountable
  • Reliably track home arrivals/departures
  • Backup battery lasts 1 week
Usability
  • Beacon remains plugged-in, is stationary, and requires no maintenance
  • Small beacon size fits comfortably in all home environments
  • Minimal alerts, less management required
  • Most user-friendly system in the industry
Location Technologies
  • Precise home location verification
  • Radio frequency (RF)
Certifications
  • FCC compliant
Physical Specifications
  • Small size—5’’(l) X 3.8’’(w) X 1.5’’(h)
  • Weight—13.6 oz. with plug

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Software


Simple & Robust Electronic Monitoring Apps

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Electronic monitoring applications designed to simplify the monitoring of offenders

Agencies cite the usability of our software as one of the primary reasons to switch to Omnilink’s electronic monitoring system. Other electronic monitoring systems are hard to learn and hard to navigate, making the management of offenders cumbersome and time-intensive. With Omnilink, you’ll see the impact 10x fewer alerts can have on your day. We’re experienced software developers with myriad applications under our belt, so we’re expert at building sophisticated programs that feel simple to use.


The software is very user-friendly. For agencies or departments with large staff, the software is easy to navigate with limited training. Omnilink gives agencies the maximum tracking capability currently available.
Sergeant Dave Scheppegrell, Charlotte Mecklenburg P.D.


 

Desktop Application: FocalPoint® offender monitoring™

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We pride ourselves on the usability and reliability of our software. Our award-winning electronic monitoring application is well-loved because it delivers highly secure, highly available monitoring that’s quick and easy to use too. With functionality that’s simple to use, you can do more with less effort.

Highlights
  • Mapping technology frequently auto-updates for geographic accuracy
  • Thoughtful organization brings often-used features to the surface
  • Built-in software security measures exceed industry standards
  • Sophisticated technical architecture delivers reliable access
  • Most user-friendly electronic monitoring system available
  • Log-in securely anytime, anywhere via Internet Explorer
  • Intuitive navigation makes tools easy to find
  • Set up offenders in minutes
Quick Reference Dashboard
  • Critical data at-a-glance: Immediately view all critical offender status info from your homepage
  • Quick alert management: Quickly view, respond to, and clear all actionable alerts efficiently
  • Customization: Sort, filter, and group dashboard data according to your preference
  • One-click links: Use quick links to navigate to frequently used features
System Administration
  • House arrest mode: Pair OM400s and OM400 RF Beacons to verify home locations, extend battery life
  • Offender communication: Use vibration and sound to communicate with offenders with OM400™
  • Flexible hierarchy: Organize users, offenders, and staff into organizations, programs, and depts.
  • Real-time cost management: Control costs by tailoring device configurations
Zones & Schedules
  • Zone flexibility: Easily create unlimited virtual geofences of any size, shape, complexity, and type
  • Buffer zones: Wrap buffer zones around exclusion zones to gain advanced warning of violations
  • Private zones: Make high-profile offender home locations visible to select team members
  • Company zones: Make frequently off-limits locations transferrable to other offenders
  • Exclusion zones: Trigger an alert if offenders enter a forbidden place/locations
  • Mobile zones: Turn a person into a traveling inclusion or exclusion zones
  • Schedules: Determine what days and times each zone will be in effect
  • Inclusion zones: Trigger an alert if offenders exit a place/location
Location & Mapping
  • Locations on-demand: Find the current location of one offender, a group of offenders, or all offenders
  • Location history: Play back location history as sequential, time and date-stamped map points
  • Location lists: See offender locations represented as sortable latitude/longitude data lists
  • Inventory management: Determine the location of misplaced devices on-demand
  • Location maps: See offender locations presented visually via multiple map types
  • Universal map features: Manipulate maps by grabbing, dragging, and zooming
Alerts & Notifications
  • Notification deliver: Choose to receive notifications immediately, or as a next-day summary
  • Notification method: Choose to receive notifications via fax, pager, email, voicemail, text
  • Notification initiation: Select which alerts are actionable and require notification
  • Exception-based alerting: Receive minimal alerts triggered only by violations
Reporting
  • Crime scene correlation: See offenders’ historical proximity to the street address of place of interest
  • Robust reporting: Run reports on alerts, events, movements, stops, user activity and more
  • Easy data formatting: Sort and filter report data and export to Excel®

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Mobile Software: FocalPoint Mobile™

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Running the most effective electronic monitoring program means taking advantage of smart multitasking tools. Now with FocalPoint Mobile–Omnilink’s free mobile electronic monitoring application–it’s easy to manage offenders and alerts anytime, anywhere, from your smartphone or tablet. Built to make your team’s work more efficient and convenient, FocalPoint Mobile’s streamlined functionality gives you on-demand access to the information you need most while you’re away from your desk.

Highlights
  • Get turn-by-turn directions to an offender’s location
  • View offender’s locations
  • See location histories
  • See all active alerts
  • Add notes to alerts
  • Clear alerts
Smartphone Compatibility
  • iOS 5.0 and above
  • Android 2.2 and above
  • Blackberry 5.0 and above
Tablet Compatibility
  • Most Android tablets
  • iPad

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Services

Comprehensive Electronic Monitoring Services

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Electronic monitoring services connect you with attentive 24/7/365 help when you need it

To ensure you’re well equipped, we provide comprehensive, responsive electronic monitoring services to support your offender monitoring program plus expert advice to optimize it. Consistent accolades confirm that Omnilink is always here when you need us, day or night. Whether you need routine help with day-to-day questions or emergency assistance responding to a critical incident, our Account Management, Tech Support, and Monitoring Center service teams can meet your needs quickly and comprehensively.


So many companies these days are all about making the sale, then they’re gone. Omnilink picks up the phone when we need their help. That’s why we’ve been selling their electronic monitoring technology for 4 years.
Lani Johnson, Electronic Resource Associates


 

24/7/365 Monitoring Center Services

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Want additional help managing daily electronic monitoring? Let our state-of-the art Monitoring Center keep vigilant watch for you. This optional service is available to all agencies and organizations that prefer to outsource the electronic monitoring of their defendants and offenders to a trusted monitoring center.

Highlights
  • Response/documentation protocols tailored to your requirements
  • Redundant communications, HVAC, electrical, and security systems
  • Geographically redundant off-site backup system and service team
  • Highly-trained, rigorously screened service professionals
  • Data secured via physical and electronic controls
  • Accomodates all levels of monitoring needs
  • All calls recorded and archived offsite
  • 24/7/365 around-the-clock monitoring
  • Real-time alert response

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24/7/365 Technical Support Services

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Have a technical problem and need help right away? Our toll-free Technical Support Center responds to your inquiries 24/7/365. Unlimited access to this free service is available to all Omnilink customers.

Highlights
  • Three tiers of support for quick problem resolution
  • Live U.S.-based support technicians
  • Available 24/7/365 by phone and email
  • Sophisticated remote diagnostics
  • Unlimited access

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Why Choose Omnilink?

Not All Electronic Monitoring is Created Equal

Why Switch to Omnilink? We’ve developed great solutions to the most significant and common problems in the electronic monitoring industry. Learn more to see how better technology can make an impact in your day, your agency’s goals, offender outcomes, and public safety. Do these problems look familiar to you?


Juvenile Probation

False alerts cause delayed response and drain resources

Other electronic monitoring systems have common weaknesses that produce a high volume of false alerts. Those three common weaknesses are lack of indoor location, 2-piece GPS hardware, and inferior strap technology. These weaknesses, taken individually or in combination, produce so many false alerts that agencies find it difficult, if not impossible, to implement swift and effective response protocols to critical incidents like an offender absconding or tampering with a bracelet. Swift and appropriate response to violations is everything in electronic monitoring. Without it, an electronic monitoring system is of little value to an offender’s progress, does not protect public safety, and opens agencies up to liability and sensational negative publicity.

Our Solution: 10x fewer alerts

Omnilink’s electronic monitoring system delivers 10x fewer alerts. We’ve developed effective solutions to common system weaknesses, making it significantly easier for agencies to respond swiftly and effectively to violations, and for staffers to manage caseloads that produce positive outcomes. Bottom line, fewer alerts make it easier for you to be effective at your job, and make electronic monitoring less costly. Learn more about the weaknesses that cause false alerts and our solutions for them.


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Software that’s time-consuming and frustrating

“Standard” software provided by other electronic monitoring vendors is difficult to maneuver in, with too many steps required to add offenders and sort through data. Many agencies are concerned that their software is hard to learn, hard to navigate, time-consuming, and doesn’t have the features, flexibility, and control they need to monitor offenders quickly, easily, and comprehensively.

Our Solution: The user-friendliest software

Agencies cite the usability of our software as one of the primary reasons to switch to Omnilink. Omnilink’s unique dashboard lets you see everything that’s important all-at-once, on one screen, as soon as you login so you can access critical data at-a-glance. You can set up offenders in a matter of minutes, navigate quickly using “one-click links,” manage costs in real-time, quickly create zones and schedules, correlate crime scenes to offenders, and access historical data with a multitude of standard reports. Learn more about our electronic monitoring app.


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Lack of mobile software prevents on-the-go monitoring

Agents need to access offender locations while they’re in the field, but most electronic monitoring providers haven’t developed software for mobile phones and tablets. Agencies may be able to access their provider’s desktop software on their phone or tablet, but—because it’s not a standalone application built and optimized for smartphones and tablets—the software is tricky to use, with screens that are too large to see all at once, buttons that are hard to press, information that loads slowly.

Our Solution: The only true mobile app

Omnilink developed the first—and only—truly mobile electronic monitoring application built and optimized specifically for smartphones and tablets. Built to make your team’s work more efficient and convenient, FocalPoint Mobile™ makes offender location data available to you on-the-go on iPhone®, Android™ and Blackberry® phones, and iPad®, and most Android™ tablets. Get turn-by-turn directions to an offender’s location, view offender locations, see location histories, view all active alerts, add notes to alerts, and clear alerts easily and quickly. Manage offenders and alerts anytime, anywhere. Learn more about our mobile software.

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Successes

Electronic Monitoring Successes & Case Studies

Electronic Monitoring Programs


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North Carolina Police Reduce Juvenile Recidivism

This North Carolina police department uses Omnilink’s electronic monitoring system as a preventative measure – a deterrent to juvenile recidivism. Learn how Charlotte-Mecklenburg is keeping one-time youthful offenders from slipping into a continuous cycle of crime and punishment…Read more


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State of North Carolina v. Damian D. Jackson

In this court of appeals case, the defendant was appealing his 2009 convictions for assault, sexual battery, larceny, and second degree sexual offense. He was wearing a GPS ankle bracelet at the time. Location data from his GPS ankle bracelet put him at the scene of the crime…Read more


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Omnilink Helps Eliminate Domestic Violence

Connecticut’s domestic violence program, using Omnilink’s electronic monitoring technology, is one of the most comprehensive in the country. And it’s proving effective: No one in the test areas has been killed or injured since the program began in 2010. The keys to the program’s success are collaboration…Read more


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Missouri Judge Uses GPS to Deter Juvenile Offenders

Judge H. Mark Preyer, Associate Circuit Judge, Division III, implemented a GPS electronic monitoring program, along with several other juvenile initiatives, to improve juvenile justice in Missouri. He feels the ankle bracelets discourage criminal behavior…Read more


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Omnilink’s Technology Put to the Ultimate Test: Space

Omnilink’s electronic monitoring device withstands cosmic radiation, subzero temps, and more. On May 3rd, 2013 at 2:20 EDT, members of the Space Hub Southeast program in Atlanta, GA launched a high-altitude weather balloon into the earth’s upper atmosphere. The balloon carried an Omnilink OM210…Read more


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Greensboro Police Department Reduces Repeat Offender Recidivism

Greensboro uses Omnilink electronic monitoring to keep their recidivism rate at 3% in their target repeat offender population, as compared to the 67% national recidivism average. How do they do it? The Priority Offender program…Read more


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Leaders in Community Alternatives’s Recipe for Success

A longstanding community corrections program run by an electronic monitoring veteran. Keys to their success? An understanding that case managers are perhaps the most important factor in an offender’s success, reliable technology, and a proven approach to the management of offender pay programs…Read more


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Omnilink Helps North Carolina Agencies Decrease Jail Costs and Repeat Offenses

After Greensboro saw early success with electronic monitoring of repeat offenders, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is wanting to get its own. Greensboro police currently monitor 30 people with ankle bracelets that are connected to GPS satellites…Read more


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New Orleans Uses Omnilink to Catch Juvenile On the Run

One of three juvenile offenders who escaped from custody was caught that night across the street from his home, courtesy of the Omnilink GPS electronic monitoring ankle bracelet attached to his ankle. The teen and two other busted out of handcuffs and leg irons but were not able to evade Omnilink’s continuous…Read more


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Memphis P.D. Uses Omnilink to Increase Safety and Decrease Costs

Police in Memphis, TN use Omnilink GPS electronic monitoring bracelets to fight crime and keep the public safe. The Memphis police department purchased 1,500 Omnilink ankle bracelets and deployed more than 150 bracelets in the field…Watch video


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Nova Scotia Town Uses Omnilink to Catch House Arrest Escapee

A Truro man given up by his electronic monitoring ankle bracelet went to jail for breaking his house arrest conditions. With only 55 days remaining in his house arrest sentence, Omnilink’s GPS electronic monitoring system immediately…Read more


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Omnilink Device Helps Connect Repeat Offender with Burglary

Despite knowingly wearing one of Greensboro police’s new electronic monitoring tracking bracelets, a repeat offender still chose to commit a crime. The offender was charged with burglary after his GPS ankle bracelet placed him at the scene…Watch video


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Charlotte-Mecklenburg P.D. Uses Omnilink to Catch Repeat Offender in the Act

A repeat offender on Charlotte Mecklenburg County was caught in the act of committing a crime as a result of the data provided by the GPS monitoring device that he wore. Within minutes of breaking into a home, the offender was arrested by police…Watch video


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Nevada Uses Omnilink to Keep Sex Offender Population Accountable 24/7

The Nevada Department of Public Safety, Probation and Parole’s 90-day test of the GPS/cellular electronic monitoring system from Omnilink. Nevada lawmakers needed the most secure system available to track the glut of sex offenders…Watch video


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Bell County Probation Uses Omnilink to Better Track Juvenile Offenders

Bell County Texas leveraged Omnilink’s electronic monitoring system to track juvenile offenders through GPS and cellular signals to help ensure they comply with conditions of release. The Omnilink system is an improvement on the old system because…Watch video


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Omnilink Helps Greensboro Launch Repeat Offender Monitoring Program

Keeping tabs on repeat offenders is the goal of a new Greensboro Police Department program. Authorities are making repeat offenders wear monitored ankle bracelets to help reduce recidivism and overall crime in the Greensboro community…Read more

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Next Steps

Electronic Monitoring Programs Start Here

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Choose Omnilink for your electronic monitoring program and you’ll be in good company

Our technology is the most reliable and user-friendly, making it possible for you to run the most effective electronic monitoring program. As a result, Omnilink is one the fastest-growing electronic monitoring companies in the world. Because our technology performs better than the rest in head-to-head comparisons, Omnilink is the electronic monitoring technology of choice for more than 750 agencies. It’s also why electronic monitoring service providers select Omnilink most often.


I did a rigorous two week trial. I put the device on myself, my wife, others in the office—the technology never failed to identify exactly where we were. Within a week we had deployed devices on more than half of the offenders in our house arrest program.
-Bill Delehanty, Clark County Superior Court


Electronic Monitoring Risk Free Trial

The best minds in location technology create our electronic monitoring solution. We’re so confident that our electronic monitoring solution is the best in the business, we’ll let you demo our system risk-free. If you love it, we’ll make your switch to Omnilink smooth and painless. Contact us for a risk-free trial.

Electronic Monitoring Cost

We offer the most competitive service pricing in the industry. Omnilink’s system is configurable, so your program is too. You can build the program you need within your budget. Cost depends on a variety of factors, like whether you rent or buy Omnilink devices, the number of devices you want, and how often you want location data from each device. Contact us and we’ll walk you through the details.

Guide to ‘Going Omnilink’

Whether you’re ready to try electronic monitoring for the first time or need to expand or transfer your existing program, you can leave the heavy lifting to us. Our proven onboarding process can get you started as an Omnilink client quickly and easily:

  • Plan the program rollout
  • Create the new SOPs
  • Train your staff
  • Transfer data
  • Install or change devices
  • Train the offenders
  • Supervise the rollout
  • Provide ongoing support