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Offender Tracking Systems, NIJ Standard-1004.00

NCJ Number
Date Published
July 2016
131 pages
This voluntary performance standard for offender tracking systems (OTSs) used by the criminal justice community defines both performance requirements and the methods used to test performance.
The standard specifies the minimum requirements for form and fit, performance, testing, documentation, and labeling of OTSs. The standard addresses only system-level components of an OTS model; it does not pertain to individual parts such as electrical resistors. Neither does the standard address all of the safety concerns linked with the use of OTSs by criminal justice professionals. The standard's performance requirements for OTS address safety, technical operation, circumvention, software, robustness, and optional features. Unless specified otherwise, all methods for testing the various OTSs applied to both active and passive tracking devices. Testing methods used for the various OTS models are described. References listed are attributed to the American National Standards Institute, ASTM International, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Communications Commission, the International Electrotechnical Commission, the National Institute of Justice, the Telecommunications Industry Association, the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., and the U.S. Military. 5 figures, 5 tables, and appended secure log-in criteria, building specifications for indoor accuracy testing, and OTS strap stretch fixture assembly

Date Published: July 1, 2016