Kordia delivers new radio jammer.
The use of mobile phones in prisons is of major concern. Phones are routinely detected in prisons around Australia and their use often involves serious illegal activity.
Kordia Solutions was pleased to be part of the first trial of mobile phone jail jamming in Australia, a security initiative to combat illicit phone use by inmates. Since 2009, Kordia had been working on the installation of a mobile telephone jamming system on behalf of prison authorities across Australia.
Kordia Solutions Chief Executive Officer, Ken Benson said, “This has been a significant opportunity for Kordia to demonstrate our Radio Frequency engineering expertise in a project that has a high level of visibility within the industry.”
Under the watchful eye of prison authorities and all Tier One mobile phone carriers, the project trialled the use of a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) to jam phones within the prison. The DAS system jammed the channels transmitting mobile phone signals but prevented disruption outside the prison. Kordia provided the DAS design which was installed under Kordia supervision.
Kordia also activated the jamming system into the DAS and ran a series of tests to prove the system’s effectiveness and ensure mobile signals outside the prison complex were unaffected.
Since then, Kordia has worked closely with authorities, particularly during the early testing phase, to ensure that the jamming signal is successfully contained within the complex.
“Since 2009, we’ve worked on the installation of a mobile telephone jamming system on behalf of prison authorities across Australia.”