The use of Electronic Surveillance Devices, better known aselectronic shackle, is supervised and monitored by the Integrated SecurityService ECU 911.
At the end of September, the now ex-vice minister of Justice, Liliana Guzmán, reported that in the country there are four thousand devices acquired in 2016 that are used under various modalities, such as free movement, house arrest and protection of victims. It is a monitoring and control mechanism, which is arranged by the judge after the acceptance of a tax order.
The 911 Security Service has cabins installed in Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca to allow control.
According to data from the Ministry of Justice, until September26, 2018, 2,554 Electronic Geopositioning (GPS) devices are monitored, of which 2,450 correspond to free circulation, 80 to house arrest and 24 to victimprotection. The rest are pending use or maintenance.
Doubts about these electronic devices used when the court decides precautionary measures arise again in connection with the escape of the former Secretary of Communication Fernando Alvarado, whose fate is unknown.
Three types of devices
- The most common of these devices is the so-called ankle bracelet, but it can be a bracelet, bracelet or shackle.
- The house arrest.
- For gender violence.
All have the same functioning, but the second and third with added value.
Home arrest: This device includes a tablet that allows a visual identification of the face of the person processed so that it does not go beyond the designated perimeter of your home.
Ancillary plus element: According to Godoy, this device is for victims of gender violence, in which a ‘bipper’ device is added to alert the affected party in approaching the perimeter that the aggressor was prohibited. (I)