Skip to Main Content
Prisons and correctional facilities, particularly within Europe, have moved away from the traditional role of restrictive management and into one more akin to mentoring and re-education. This change of direction coupled with staffing shortages creates the need for security systems capable of self-management to relieve prison staff of the more fundamental tasks of managing movement and interaction and allow them to focus on the individual. This paper aims to provide a potential design roadmap to the tagging and tracking element of an existing self-managing security system for use in prisons and correctional facilities. Logical processes and autonomic computing elements have been suggested to support self-management while tracking technology solutions are discussed that best uphold optimum data security. The use of SVG is considered as an animation capable user interface solution.