the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Published November 24th, 2009 - 12:31 GMT

Website Will Educate on the use of Remote Monitoring and Tracking
Technologies as Deterrence and Restraining Orders Enforcement Tools in
Domestic Violence Cases

 

    Elmo-Tech Ltd., the global provider of leading offender monitoring
technologies, launches the http://www.addstrain.com website. The website's
objective is to educate criminal justice and welfare administrations, as well
as women and anti-violence against women organizations on the potential use
of remote monitoring and tracking technologies as deterrence and enforcement
tools in the global effort to curb domestic violence.

 

    Remote monitoring, a proven technology tool is harnessed to build up the
sense of security of victims, while providing better supervision of
aggressors' compliance with court orders. This is achieved through the
creation of security layers around victims wherever they are and parallel
notification layers around the aggressor. Enforcement agencies are provided
early alerts to potentially violent encounters between the victim and the
aggressor.

 

    The information is offered further to the successful implementation of
such technology in Spain, where a national program was launched by the
Ministry of Equality. This program continues two such existing local programs
in Madrid and in the Balearic Islands, launched in 2005 and 2007
respectively.

 

    Upon the launch of the Community of Madrid program, the former Vice
President and Counselor for Justice and Interior of the Community of Madrid,
Mr. Alfredo Prada Presa stated: "An extensive evaluation of the programme and
the technology configuration was concluded successfully. We now move to
extend the programme for the benefit of the Madrid Community residents. We
call upon our neighboring European countries and the European commission, to
consider wider implementation of similar programmes to deter domestic
aggressors."

 

    Elmo-Tech's Chief Executive Officer Dagan Sadeh said: "We are
very proud to be able to offer a viable tool for the global effort to
minimize gender based violence. With as many as 30%-60% of restraining and
protection orders commonly breached, their enforcement is proving a
challenging mission. To that end, our technology offers meaningful support to
enforcement agencies and victims. We will continue our cooperation with
administration globally and hoping to developed more such programs.


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