Scottish Government awards multi-million pound electronic monitoring contract to G4S

The Scottish Government has awarded a 5-year multi-million pound contract to G4S, to provide electronic monitoring (EM) services across Scotland.

G4S electronic monitoring device

EM requires a monitored person to wear a tag which uses Global Positioning System (GPS), Radio Frequency (RF), or Remote Alcohol Monitoring (RAM) technology, and communicates any alerts or movements back to a central monitoring centre.


The technology provided by G4S will enable curfew monitoring at fixed locations for defined periods and continuous tracking using GPS products. 

G4S will also operate the monitoring centre using its own software, and provide the field services required to install, decommission and support the technology in use across the country. 

About G4S Monitoring Technologies and Services:

G4S Monitoring Technologies and Services is one of the world's leading providers of electronic monitoring technologies and systems. Our GPS products are market-leading and all products are developed in the UK. G4S supplies its equipment and monitoring systems to the world’s largest electronic monitoring programmes, with around 50,000 people monitored globally each day using our technology.

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