How It Works
GPS electronic home monitoring is commonly referred to as home detention or house arrest, and it is a method of keeping track of criminals, especially non-dangerous ones. Basically, a person sentence to house arrest wears an ankle bracelet. The person cannot remove the bracelet, and he cannot go outside a certain perimeter. But, there’s more to electronic home monitoring than simply ensuring that the criminal doesn’t leave his house.
If you think about a bracelet, then you are probably of thinking that this item can be removed. But, you can’t remove it. You can’t even tamper with it. If you do, the bracelet sends out GPS signal that alerts the police station that you have tried manipulating the device. More than likely, a police officer will show up at your house.
The same thing happens if you go outside your designated perimeter. Usually, you are allowed to go to work, to the doctor’s office or to court-mandated treatments. But, other than that, you are not allowed to go anywhere else. For example, if you are sentenced to house arrest due to drunk driving, then the courts don’t want you hanging out anywhere near a bar.
In fact, if you are a drunk driver, you may even have a breath test device as part of your bracelet set. Basically, as soon as you walk in the door, you have to give a breath sample. If the device detects that you have been drinking, it will automatically report it, and it will go into your record. Your device is continually reporting your activities back to a recording station.