Sierra Wireless Delivers Advanced Offender Monitoring Solution

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network and software to unlock value in the connected economy, has announced the release of the Omnilink® OM500 ankle bracelet, an advanced, market-leading LTE offender monitoring device that allows law enforcement agencies to better manage pre-trial detainees, individuals under house arrest, probationers and parolees, the company said.

The OM500 pairs with the award-winning FocalPoint® application software to create a turnkey, device-to-cloud solution. This solution helps agencies optimize resources and provides greater visibility and management of offenders´ whereabouts and movements to help law enforcement create safer communities (see video).

Traditional offender monitoring solutions require participants to charge bracelets for up to two hours per day and have a limited battery life of 24 to 48 hours. The OM500 reduces charge time by up to 75 percent while increasing the battery life by more than double traditional alternatives. Reduced charge time and increased battery life help optimize agency manpower normally dedicated to charging-related issues.

Additionally, the OM500 can lower the cost of offender monitoring to approximately USD 3.50 per day, allowing law enforcement agencies to redeploy budget to other critical areas.

Sierra Wireless is the IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network and software to unlock value in the connected economy. companies globally are adopting IoT to improve operational efficiency, create better customer experiences, improve their business models and create new revenue streams. Whether it is a solution to help a business securely connect edge devices to the cloud, or a software/API solution to help manage processes associated with billions of connected assets, or a platform to extract real-time data to make the best business decisions, Sierra Wireless will work with you to create the right industry-specific solution for your next IoT endeavor. Sierra Wireless has more than 1,300 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit