Cardiff HMP? Prison local?

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Cardiff HMP? Prison local?

Post by welshevo » 17 Jun 2015, 15:13

afternoon... now excuse my ignorance i cant for the life of me remember if HMP Cardiff or Prescoed now use Tetra? or DMR? can anyone shed some light?
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Post by thelad » 17 Jun 2015, 17:48

Most likely DMR dont think many Prisons use Tetra Airwave unless they are doing prisoner transport.
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Post by jhampton2000 » 19 Jun 2015, 17:26

Not sure about Cardiff: there are some Prisons in Bristol, Bedford and Manchester areas that are on TETRA. I think these guys provided them: http://www.pmr-products.com/ They tend to be 450-453Mhz band.

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Post by 26TM944 » 20 Jun 2015, 08:08

The many local to me are all TETRA now. I doubt DMR would be of use to them here when they have access to TETRA set ups.

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Post by thelad » 22 Jun 2015, 11:30

Yes looks like PMR-Products have the contract for HMP untill November 2015 providing a DMR network called SafetyNet.
DMR is much cheaper than Tetra Airwave so makes sense they only need a Airwave terminal when moving a high security prisoner so they can contact police escort/back up.

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Post by welshevo » 22 Jun 2015, 13:13

ah ok so this will probably be encrypted? im sure i have the PMR products WTR frequencies somewhere! do you have the latest ones? and i was certain Cardiff used tetra but yep makes sense about costings etc so DMR!... hmm i need to do a rec! and have a look for myself! thanks for all the info guys!! i will post back my findings! :D
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Post by kr0ne » 23 Jun 2015, 18:11

welshevo wrote:im sure i have the PMR products WTR frequencies somewhere! do you have the latest ones?
Erm... here? http://spectruminfo.ofcom.org.uk/spectrumInfo/licences

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Post by 26TM944 » 24 Jun 2015, 07:16

thelad wrote:Yes looks like PMR-Products have the contract for HMP untill November 2015 providing a DMR network called SafetyNet.
DMR is much cheaper than Tetra Airwave so makes sense they only need a Airwave terminal when moving a high security prisoner so they can contact police escort/back up.

More here: http://www.pmr-products.com/PMR-Product ... l-DMR.html
Strange, all 3 here which are local to me are Tetra. Must have got 'um cheap before they swap to 4G under CC/Aquiva.

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Post by morgan306 » 10 Jul 2015, 10:16

The few prisons in Kent that I've worked in are using Tetra. Just because it's Tetra it doesn't mean it's Airwave remember. They are around 450MHz IIRC. They use Rohill Nodes & Sepura handsets.

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