CA Chooses CellsensePLUS to Identify Contraband in State Prisons

Over 270 CellsensePLUS units to be deployed statewide in an effort to help increase detection efforts

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will be receiving 272 CellsensePLUS cell phone and contraband detection systems over the next eight weeks. These units, which are being provided by Metrasens, in conjunction with Global Tel*Link (GTL), will help detect prison contraband, namely cell phones, blades, razors and other items.

(Unlike conventional metal detectors, Cellsense Plus is entirely passive, emitting no signal or fields, so there are no health and safety concerns when scanning subjects. Cellsense Plus has no effect on electronic devices such as pacemakers and is harmless to pregnant women. Courtesy of Metrasens and YouTube)

The Intuitive visual alert display shows target strength. Green = No detection Amber = Items detected Red = Strong detection
The Intuitive visual alert
display shows target strength.
Green = No detection
Amber = Items detected
Red = Strong detection

“We are delighted CDCR has selected Metrasens as a partner in the fight against contraband”, notes Jim Viscardi, Vice President, Security Division for Metrasens.

“We’re confident Cellsense, a system with the highest levels of detection performance and versatility, will serve as an effective tool in their mission to protect the public through the safe and secure supervision of offenders.”

CellsensePLUS from Metrasens is the most durable, versatile and effective tool in the industry for finding cell phones, weapons and contraband.

While the system has an unsurpassed record of finding cell phones, on or off, outside or inside the body, it’s also capable of finding even the smallest contraband items, including shanks, razor blades, paper clips and staples.

Metrasens' Cellsense® product line leads the world in the important challenge of providing effective detection of smuggled contraband in correctional facilities.
Metrasens’ Cellsense® product line leads the world in the important challenge of providing effective detection of smuggled contraband in correctional facilities.

Whether freestanding or wall-mounted, CellsensePLUS is effective for screening inmates, staff, visitors, vendors, mattresses, mail, laundry and inmate belongings in virtually any part of a correctional facility.

Metrasens is the expert and global leader in the development and application of advanced magnetic detection technologies in healthcare and security markets. Metrasens’ Cellsense® product line leads the world in the important challenge of providing effective detection of smuggled contraband in correctional facilities.

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Metrasens is also the leading global provider of ferromagnetic detection Systems (FMDs) for MRI safety. The Ferroguard® product line is helping to keep patients and staff safe from ferromagnetic projectile hazards in healthcare facilities.