Attenti features virtual security layers to protect domestic violence survivors
Canada’s Prod360 has partnered with Attenti, a provider of domestic violence GPS monitoring, to tackle the alarming statistics of domestic violence and their negative effects to the individuals and families involved — a global phenomenon. (Calls to police for domestic disturbances increased as the coronavirus pandemic took a foothold in Canada, according to new data from Statistics Canada.)
Attenti’s tracking technology can be “harnessed to increase the sense of security of victims, while providing improved supervision over aggressors’ compliance with court orders,” according to Prod360. “This is achieved through the creation of virtual security layers around the victim within which the aggressor’s proximity generates a notification. Enforcement agencies are provided with early warning of potential encounters between the victim and the aggressor even when unintentional.”
The Domestic Violence Deterrence System “enables both the victim and the aggressor to remain within the community and continue with their daily routines,” the company explains. It provides protection at home as well as on the move and provides evidence to support victim harassment claims and facilitates prosecution processes.
Attenti says its co-operation with local criminal justice agencies and other government stakeholders led to the development of domestic violence deterrence programs in Europe and South America.